Leonardo DiCaprio and Amy Adams – Their Fate in the Balance

When both Amy Adams and Leonardo DiCaprio won at this past weekend’s Golden Globe awards it looked like they might have momentum to get into the Oscar race.  Their Globes wins, plus their BAFTA nominations make this seem very likely indeed.  It is going to depend on how...
Posted On 14 Jan 2014

Picture of the Day: The Actresses Roundtable

The Hollywood Reporter’s Actresses Roundtable:
Posted On 25 Nov 2013

First Look at American Hustle

Last night was the first screening of American Hustle. The film is under a review embargo so I can’t really “review” it but I can give some brief notes. First off, Jennifer Lawrence steals this movie, as she steals every movie, playing Christian Bale’s...
Posted On 25 Nov 2013

American Hustle, trailer #2

(thanks to Josh for the link)
Posted On 10 Oct 2013

Best Actress: Cate Blanchett and her Challengers

This year, it feels like there is Cate Blanchett in Blue Jasmine and everyone else.  It isn’t that anyone is confident Blanchett can win. When Anne Thompson suggested Blanchett was the frontrunner she was was pounced upon by many of her colleagues who said the often heard...
Posted On 08 Sep 2013

Picture of the Day: Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper Together yet again

This time for David O. Russell’s new movie (aka Valerie Perrine and Roy Scheider).  And Amy Adams and Christian Bale too.  Some photos come from JustJared.  Jennifer Lawrence is shown in these pics reading what looks like a script, though she famously does not look at the...
Posted On 02 Apr 2013

Vanity Fair Before they Were Famous

Vanity Fair put up a gallery of photos of the young ones from days gone by.  You’ll notice an enduring trend going all the way back to the early days of Hollywood – cheesecake sells.  Actresses are measured by their hotness – almost like cuts of beef in the...
Posted On 05 Mar 2013

Is Supporting Actress Hathaway’s To Lose?

The Supporting Actress category appears to be locked. It’s Anne Hathaway‘s to lose.  Part of it is who she is right now in the industry, who she is to the Academy itself, but the other part of it is her work in Les Miserables.  For some reason Hathaway has become the...
Posted On 04 Feb 2013

Amy Adams to Receive SBFF’s Vanguard Award

As I usually attend the Santa Barbara Film Fest, I’m excited about this. Amy Adams plays a character, she says, is actually closer to her real personality than the usually plucky, upbeat characters she’s cast as. She joins Ann Dowd this year as the two most complex...
Posted On 10 Dec 2012