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The Homesman, international trailer

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Written, directed by, and starring Tommy Lee Jones. The story here is Tommy Lee Jones and Hilary Swank as prairie folk escorting three insane women across the frontier from Nebraska to Iowa. As disappointed as it may be to see that Meryl Streep is not one of the insane women, it’s still good to hear dialogue laced with the same wry laconic wit McCarthy and McMurtry might write. (thanks, Mikhail!)

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Tommy Lee Jones to Tackle little known subject of female homesteaders

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HR reports that James Spader is the latest castmember to join Tommy Lee Jones’ new film The Homesman, which already will star Hilary Swank, John Lithgow, Tim Blake Nelson and Meryl Streep. There were many women homesteaders and landgrabbers back in the 1800s and the rules were the same for them as they were for the men: hold onto the land and you can keep it.  It’s a subject I’ve been researching, rabbit-hole style, for…

Oscars: Best Supporting Actor Anyone’s Game

Oscars: Best Supporting Actor Anyone’s Game

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The weird way the awards lined up this year, like someone moving the cat bowl, has set an unpredictability in motion most of us have never experienced.  “I just want unpredictability” people always say. Well, be careful what you wish for because when predictability goes out the window so does your ability to accurately predict the race. Philip Seymour Hoffman won the Critics Choice award for Best Lead Supporting Actor,…

Two clips from Spielberg’s Lincoln

Two clips from Spielberg’s Lincoln

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Tommy Lee Jones as Thaddeus Stevens after the cut.

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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…

Cormac McCarthy's Sunset Limited tonight on HBO

Cormac McCarthy's Sunset Limited tonight on HBO

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Strong reveiws for tonight’s HBO premiere of Cormac McCarthy’s Sunset Limited starring Tommy Lee Jones and Samuel L. Jackson, and directed by Tommy Lee himself. Subject matter doesn’t get more profound than life and death, but, thanks to McCarthy’s writing and the two veteran actors, we’re completely drawn into the discussion, so much so that we’re taken by surprise as McCarthy careful injects another possible interpretation of the play’s set-up….

The Company Men, trailer

The Company Men, trailer

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