Ann Friedman Asks, Why Do Women Hate Anne Hathaway and Love Jennifer Lawrence?

She confesses this: I can’t figure out why I don’t like Anne Hathaway. Or rather, why we don’t. In all the social-media fallout from the Oscars, the Best Supporting Actress winner also almost won Most Detested Figure of the Night, finishing just behind Seth MacFarlane an...
Posted On 26 Feb 2013

Jennifer Lawrence wraps the Academy around her finger

Heartbroken about Emmanuelle Riva. This Oscar is an error. But it’s pretty hard not to love Lawrence. (full size after the cut.)
Posted On 24 Feb 2013

Best Actress – Who Will Take it Home?

I don’t think we’ve had such a seemingly wide open race in a long time.  On the one hand, general consensus, and even Nate Silver, believe it will be a Jennifer Lawrence shut-out. And indeed, she seems like she has it in the bag.  Silver Linings has four acting...
Posted On 23 Feb 2013

Vintage Photo Tribute to Emmanuelle Riva

New York Magazine brings out some lovely photos of the 85 year-old Riva. After the cut, Emmanuelle Riva in Cannes, 1959. 5-minute subtitled interview discussing Hiroshima mon amour.
Posted On 23 Feb 2013

Riva’s Fear of Flying

Emmanuelle Riva is very calm in the face of this: It’s likely that Riva never expected to be buying a ticket to Los Angeles – her latest movie, about age, friendship and love, won acclaim at the Cannes Film Festival, though she was never considered for an Oscar before...
Posted On 13 Feb 2013

Jennifer Lawrence on Nightline

Remember when Nightline was Nightline? Well, with this interesting interview with Jennifer Lawrence they seem like they want to entertain their lonely male viewers laying in bed at night in the best way they know how.
Posted On 12 Feb 2013

Best Actress: The Veterans and the Rising Stars

When Emmanuelle Riva won the BAFTA for Best Actress it underscored what we’ve been saying for years — that you have to go all the way to France to find storytellers who are willing to contemplate the idea of women as whole human beings with their own arcs. It’s...
Posted On 12 Feb 2013

Jessica Chastain’s Three-Legged Dog Makes Surprise Appearance on Stage

On the BAFTA red carpet Jessica Chastain talks about a time when her three-legged doggie was let out backstage and “hopped” towards the sound of her voice. If you haven’t yet fallen in love with Jessica Chastain you soon will.    
Posted On 11 Feb 2013

Jennifer Lawrence Performer of the Year at Santa Barbara International Film Fest

It was quite the event last night at the Arlington theater up State Street in Santa Barbara to fete Best Actress frontrunner, and Silver Linings Playbook star, Jennifer Lawrence.  The street was lined with young fans of Lawrence, pink cheeked young girls their pupils the shape of...
Posted On 03 Feb 2013