9/16 Web Round-up

Posted by · 7:00 am · September 16th, 2009

• Keanu Reeves on Patrick Swayze: “He was a beautiful person, an artist.” [People] • Peter Bart salutes John Calley for landing an honorary Oscar but highlights the producer’s roller coaster career. [BF Deal Memo] • Peter Knegt talks to the beautiful Anna Kendrick about butterflies going into the “Up in the Air” shoot. [indieWIRE]

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Great performers at their best

Posted by · 7:50 am · August 21st, 2009

After spending some time this summer watching some excellent films on DVD, I was inspired to write this piece about the great actors’ (living, with one exception) greatest performances. Narrowing it down to one each (brutal, believe me), I think have come up with a list of actors, young and old, that represents some of […]

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5/6 Web Round-up

Posted by · 8:44 am · May 6th, 2009

• Nathaniel Rogers wonders whether Geoffrey Rush and/or Jane Fonda can complete the acting triple crown by nabbing Tony awards this year. [The Film Experience] • John Farr writes up 15 top movies that should be on DVD but aren’t.  [The Huffington Post] • The “Star Trek” cast speaks out on the new film via […]

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Are 70s acting legends on the verge of fading away?

Posted by · 5:58 pm · March 22nd, 2009

Growing up I was a huge John Wayne fan, but I remember when the Duke started to fade, and then that shocking evening he presented the Academy Award for Best Picture to “The Deer Hunter” just a few months before his death in 1979. Perhaps because we watch these people age in front of our […]

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The evolution of the actress, part one

Posted by · 5:02 pm · October 2nd, 2008

This is the first of a two-part study of legendary screen actresses through the years.  Stay tuned tomorrow for part two. We often hear about the great actors in movie history: Brando, Nicholson, Duvall, Hoffman, Hackman, Washington, Freeman and DeNiro, men who advanced the craft into an art of the highest order. But what of […]

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Cimino and Oscar

Posted by · 1:27 pm · June 3rd, 2008

Lots of talk about deserving (and undeserving) directors in the Oscar chatting this week. Let’s take it to specifics with one race that stood out to a few commenters. It seemed in the spring of 1979, following the Oscar ceremony, there was a sense in the industry that if the Academy could have taken back […]

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