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

Streep, Close, Williams, Swinton, Theron, Mara and … Davis

Jeff Wells has gone to bat for Meryl Streep in The Iron Lady: You can dribble the Viola Davis basketball all over the court and shoot swish shots to your heart’s content, but that won’t change the fact that Meryl Streep’s freakishly dead-on performance as...
Posted On 22 Nov 2011

Oscarwatch: For Your Consideration

Why does it seem like the beginning of October is already too late to push through an Oscar contender?  If you’re a big star in a big movie you’re already on the radar of those who write about Oscar buzz, a thing that increasingly has no there to it.  But if...
Posted On 26 Sep 2011

Oscarwatch: Best Actress Heats Up

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...
Posted On 15 Sep 2011