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OscarWatch – Meryl Streep and Glenn Close

If you came of age in the 1980s, you lived through a time when American actresses did not depend on conventional, youthful good looks, or hotness, to get on the A list.  The good parts went to those who took the craft seriously.  A lot…

Oscarwatch: Best Actress Heats Up

There probably isn't a better actress working in Hollywood who hasn't yet won an Oscar than Glenn Close.  Charlize Theron, Jennifer Connelly, Jennifer Hudson, Marisa Tomei, Sandra Bullock have all collected their Oscars.  So to say that…

2011 – Sophie's Choice?

A guest essay written by Peter Gattlin (AD's own 'phantom') looking ahead to a match that might materialize as one of the most interesting Oscar contests of 2011. (Considering both films ‚Äì Albert Nobbs and The Iron Lady ‚Äì are…

Martin Short, For the Win

I must confess, I didn't think Martin Short had such a serious performance in him. ¬†As one of the funniest actors around, Short exhibits unexpected depth and sadness in his portrayal of Winstone on Damages. ¬†The season closed out last…

Bye Bye Damages

Damages has its final episode tonight, future still unknown. It's a mystery as to why viewership declined for the once widely watched series. ¬†Perhaps there was too little sex and drugs. Perhaps the villain this time, a Bernie…