Kate Winslet in Jason Reitman’s Labor Day

Online trailer above. Theatrical trailer after the cut.
Posted On 31 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

Quick Take on Jason Reitman’s Moving Labor Day

The love story is really what drives Jason Reitman’s beautifully rendered film Labor Day, which stars Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin, from the novel by Joyce Maynard. Structure is key to the whys and hows of the plot. It might baffle a few waiting to see the usual formula...
Posted On 29 Aug 2013

Oscarwatch: Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin in Jason Reitman’s Day

I was remiss in the first two Oscar columns of the year in that I neglected to mention Kate Winslet (for Best Actress), Josh Brolin (Best Actor) and perhaps Best Picture and Director.  Now we must add Winslet’s name to the growing list of potential powerhouse performances...
Posted On 03 Jun 2013

Kate Winslet joins futuristic action-adventure Divergent

(Press release) Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE® company, confirmed today that Kate Winslet will star as “Jeanine Matthews” in the studio’s futuristic action adventure DIVERGENT. DIVERGENT will star Golden Globe nominated Shailene Woodley and Theo James who join other confirmed...
Posted On 24 Mar 2013

Carnage Trailer

Not quite sure why they’re giving away some of the best parts but they must know what they’re doing. This is Roman Polanski’s Carnage, adapted from the play God of Carnage. It’s hard for me to displace the original cast – Marcia Gay Harden, Hope...
Posted On 19 Aug 2011

Window of Opportunity: Kate Winslet as Mildred Pierce

This highbrow excerpt from a review at Cineme-Scope.com is adorned with vocabulary Veda Pierce herself might like to affect. Obscure enough to avoid spoilers for those on the West Coast where HBO’s Mildred Pierce is just beginning, but rousing enough to inspire our East...
Posted On 27 Mar 2011

Mildred Pierce, 2nd trailer

With Double Indemnity and The Postman Always Rings Twice, James M. Cain wrote two classic hard-boiled novels that Hollywood turned into two of the best films noir ever made. After Paramount and MGM snatched up the rights to those two, it left Warners scrambling for whatever Cain...
Posted On 09 Feb 2011

HBO’s Mildred Pierce, teaser

Fabulous, elaborate, epic. The background music, a variation on Atonement’s opening sequence theme, is an excellent choice, nice fit. Original 1945 trailer for Joan Crawford’s Mildred Pierce after the cut. (thanks Amanda)
Posted On 12 Sep 2010

At home with Mildred Pierce

Can you tell Sasha and I are excited by any news about Todd Haynes’ upcoming HBO miniseries Mildred Pierce? Looks like independently of one another this afternoon we’ve both been investigating location shooting on the James M. Cain’s Depression-era classic. The...
Posted On 05 Jun 2010