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Kate Winslet in Jason Reitman’s Labor Day

Kate Winslet in Jason Reitman’s Labor Day

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Online trailer above. Theatrical trailer after the cut.

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Best Actress: Cate Blanchett and her Challengers

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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 Oscar season phrase, “no way.”  Even still, here it is September and a few performances insist upon sharing the spotlight. Most of the…

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Quick Take on Jason Reitman’s Moving Labor Day

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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 unfurl. The timeline in this film is especially important, which you will (hopefully) discover when you see it. Don’t go in…

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

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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 in what is shaping to be a hell of a year in the Best Actress category.  Josh Brolin, too, should have a clear…

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Kate Winslet joins futuristic action-adventure Divergent

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(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 cast members Jai Courtney, Zoë Kravitz, Ansel Elgort and Maggie Q. The futuristic action adventure, based on author Veronica Roth’s New York Times best seller, will be directed by Neil Burger…

Carnage Trailer

Carnage Trailer

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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 Davis, James Gandolfini and Jeff Daniels – but they seem to be on their mark here…

Window of Opportunity: Kate Winslet as Mildred Pierce

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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 Coast readers who’ve already seen tonight’s installments to offer their own impressions. Claiming to be influenced by the ‚Äúlong-lens naturalism‚Äù of ‚Äò70s films such as The…

Mildred Pierce, 2nd trailer

Mildred Pierce, 2nd trailer

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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 adaptation they could lay they hands on. Turning to another Cain bestseller, they might have been told: But there’s no crime story, there’s…

HBO’s Mildred Pierce, teaser

HBO’s Mildred Pierce, teaser

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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)

At home with Mildred Pierce

At home with Mildred Pierce

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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 shots I’ve dug up aren’t nearly as glamorous as the stunning look sported by Evan Rachel Wood as Veda Pierce but the attention to period detail is no less…