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Greta (2019) Movie Review

There is something perversely compelling about Greta, the new film from Neil Jordan. At the same time, there is something far too familiar about the film, a terse obsession thriller.

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Perhaps the fascination begins and ends with the inimitable Isabelle Huppert, who literally pirouettes through her pathological, homicidal character. She is Continue reading Greta (2019) Movie Review

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Academy Awards Predictions 2017 – Best Actress

Perhaps the hardest category to call this early out, Best Actress will be one of the most exciting awards of the night at the 2017 Oscars. From this reviewer’s perspective, it is a hearty three-horse race. However, a recent video from the folks at GoldDerby featured a debate over the category and who could win. They suspect the field is more wide open than even that.

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2017 Academy Awards Nomination Predictions – Best Actress

The field for the 2017 Best Actress Oscar race is large. There is plenty of room for “snubs” and “upsets.” The intrigue of the race is going to be the two inevitable Golden Globe winners fighting for the top spot. The other three nominees could fall in a number of different ways.

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Elle (2016) Movie Review

Elle opens on the immediate aftermath of a rape. More specifically, Paul Verhoeven’s film opens on protagonist Elle (Isabelle Huppert) cleaning up afterwards as a means of hiding the crime’s existence. Her nonchalance over the issue becomes an anomaly. “I guess I was raped” is how she breaks the news to her closest friends. The police are never involved.

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Yet she prepares herself for another attack. She sleeps with a hammer by her pillow. She purchases pepper spray and a hatchet.

Elle is a slow-burn thriller about the nature of power. Elle’s character is introduced as a bifurcated one, trapped between Continue reading Elle (2016) Movie Review

2017 Golden Globes Predictions – Best Foreign Language Picture

Full disclosure: I have not seen any of these films yet. I’ll update this article as I do, but until then, let’s just look at the trends. They still count for something.

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2017 Golden Globes Predictions – Best Actress

Taking a look at the Best Actress races for the 2017 Golden Globes, and we finally have ourselves at least one tight race. Relatively.

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