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

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

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

[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...
Posted On 15 Nov 2012

The Enduring Flame: Love in the time of Old Age

“Every step of the way we walk the line. Your days are numbered. So are mine.” – Bob Dylan Four of the best performances this year come from two films about love and marriage in the twilight years. What’s interesting about both is that they come at a time...
Posted On 13 Aug 2012