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Riva’s Fear of Flying

Riva’s Fear of Flying

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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 the nominations were announced. Speaking to The Wrap about hearing of her nod, Riva explained, “I found out in New York,…

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Best Actress: The Veterans and the Rising Stars

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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 astonishing to me that we’re headed for yet another Oscar Best Picture win where American women are almost invisible onscreen. It’s…

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

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

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[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 the edge heading into the race. But there are a few competing factors at play. The first, Jessica Chastain is about to hit with Kathryn Bigelow’s…

Michael Haneke’s Amour, domestic trailer

Michael Haneke’s Amour, domestic trailer

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The Enduring Flame: Love in the time of Old Age

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“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 when the majority of films star and favor youthful stories. It is as though we’re caught in an endless loop of…