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Best Actress – Is it Lawrence Vs. Chastain Vs. Wallis? Take Our Poll!

Best Actress – Is it Lawrence Vs. Chastain Vs. Wallis? Take Our Poll!

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[cardoza_wp_poll id=1] By most estimations, Jennifer Lawrence has the Oscar race for Best Actress sewn up. The one-two punch of her work in Silver Linings Playbook, currently receiving very good reviews, and the $400 million she generated for the Hunger Games franchise, gives her the edge heading into the race. But there are a few competing factors at play. The first, Jessica Chastain is about to hit with Kathryn Bigelow’s…

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Oscarwatch – The Race for Best Actress Heats Up

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Two pieces of important information have come to light recently that may impact the Best Actress race: Anne Hathaway will be campaigned for lead as Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises and Jessica Chastain will also go lead for Zero Dark Thirty. Whether either of them will break through in a crowded race is a different story. Much will likely depend on the nominations at the Globes, then the SAGs…

McCarthy and Knightley, 2011's Women and their Willingness to Shock

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An interesting essay over at  Fandor.com comparing two stage adaptations being released this year, Carnage and A Dangerous Method (The Ides of March and War Horse are two other prominent stage productions to be brought to film this year).  I agree with the writer who says that the trick in making Carnage is successful is choosing the right actors.  Polanski, I think, did a marvelous job as director hemming in…

Oscarwatch: Best Actress Heats Up

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There probably isn’t a better actress working in Hollywood who hasn’t yet won an Oscar than Glenn Close.  Charlize Theron, Jennifer Connelly, Jennifer Hudson, Marisa Tomei, Sandra Bullock have all collected their Oscars.  So to say that Close’s Oscar worthy role in Albert Nobbs is a long time overdue is to spotlight the obvious.  Oscar voters like to think that they vote for the most deserving in a given year…

Knightley Unleashes Fury: A Dangerous Method

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Like many of the great David Cronenberg’s films, A Dangerous Method keeps you at an arm’s length as it dives into the world of the perverse and the key forces that shaped how we think about our own subconscious, our dreams, our sexual desires.  The film is set at a time when no one really talked about fetishes or deranged sexual needs — or any sexual needs at all.  The…