Early Prospects for Best Actress

The race for Best Actress has not yet gotten started but looking over the year’s slate, finding five nominees should be easier than it’s been in a while. It already looks like a competitive season, with most of the big performances yet to be seen. ¬†Already, Rooney...
Posted On 03 Jun 2013

Side Effects UK Trailer

Another incarnation for Mara, and a lead role for a woman – the rarest thing in mainstream film now.
Posted On 23 Jan 2013

Rooney Mara Talks Soderbergh’s Side Effects in Vogue Interview

Rooney Mara covers Vogue with Garbo-like allure and inside some tidbits about Steven Soderbergh’s Side Effects, which will hit the Berlin Film Fest (Feb 7-17), it’s just been announced. In Side Effects, Mara takes on the role of the wife of a hapless insider trader,...
Posted On 14 Jan 2013

Fincher’s Dragon Tattoo: What it Feels Like for a Girl

Men Who Hate Women. That’s what Stieg Larsson called his book, which then became The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. To know this story is to know Larsson. If you forget about him, the key to this story is lost. The story is about men who hate women and the women who fight...
Posted On 31 Dec 2011

Trouble in Mind – Diving Down Deep with Best Actress

  Three of the year’s strongest female performances threaten convention, the one that says females are usually cast as supporting, loving, noble characters who give of themselves in the service of the male lead. ¬†It’s not always the case, especially not so in the...
Posted On 30 Dec 2011