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Tuesday
Jul022019

CONSIDER - Actresses of 2019, First Half

Here's our penultimate 'halfway mark, year in review' post for you. The 19 performances by actresses we treasured most at the movies thus far this year. 

We hope you'll sound off on these and share your own favourites in the comments... and we hope this list serves as a reminder to Oscar and Globe and SAG voters to keep lists of things that impress you all year so that at the end of the year you aren't just voting for the 5 things you just saw. Before we begin I should note that I sadly missed the three following female-led films and will catch up with them when given the chance later in the year: Her Smell, Little, and The SouvenirOkay here we go...

7 LEADING ACTRESSES
(Jan 1st - June 28th releases)  

Jessie Buckley as "Rose-Lynn" in Wild Rose
Yes, the movie basically hands her the "star-making" reviews on a platter. It's ALL about watching her sing and emote. But the performance has lovely nuances, lived-in feeling, and own-worst-enemy fire. And that voice. Good god.  

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Sunday
Jun022019

Review: Octavia Spencer lets loose with "Ma"

by Sean Donovan

In an age where critics praise a generation of thoughtful, innovative, and dazzlingly styled horror films, a deceptively basic package like Ma --unconcerned with winning good reviews, elevating the genre, or acquiring a fancy boutique label like A24 -- is uniquely refreshing. Ma’s jump scares are familiar, its plotting is predictably iffy, its logic and emotional contexts for its supporting characters even more so- but goddamn it, it’s fun.

The ‘fun’ comes from feeding off the joy of Octavia Spencer inhabiting domestic horror-thriller, Hand That Rocks the Cradle realness. No longer is Spencer smiling on a gilded stage, frozen while Peter Farrelly and Nick Vallelonga accept prizes for socially regressive trash to which she’s somehow attached. Octavia’s back baby, and this time she’s got hell to raise and teens to terrify....

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Monday
Apr152019

Would You Rather?

It's been awhile since we dove into Instagram. So it's time for a new poll this one starring the usual miscellaneous array of celebs plus a few Chilling Adventures of Sabrina cast members since it's that time again with Season 2 streaming. So...

Michelle pfinds her whip againWould you rather?

• practice self-love with Halle Berry?
• have a swim with Keirnan Shipka and her boyz?
• have a fruity drink oceanside with Jake Shears?
• see Network on Broadway with Keith & Nicole?
• play ping-pong with Gavin Leatherwood?
• boogie woogie down with Robert Downey Jr? 
• see Hamilton with Missi Pyle? 
• do a little whip-training with Michelle Pfeiffer? 
• cat-sit with Richard E Grant? 
• rock out with Selma Blair?
• get a White Walker makeover with Anderson Cooper? 
• experience the ecstacy of poutine with Chance Perdomo? 

Pictures are after the jump to help you decide.

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Sunday
Nov182018

Would you rather?

Time for another round of our silly hangin' with celebrities game, brought to you via the aspirational pleasures of Instagram.

Would you rather... 

  • smell the flowers with Missi Pyle?
  • steal a Myrtle Snow painting with Sarah Paulson?
  • Read Thelma Adams' new book with the LEOgend?
  • enjoy a mud treatment with Michelle Monaghan on the Dead Sea?
  • attend a tennis match with Mads Mikkelsen?
  • do charity with Liv Tyler & Goldie Hawn?
  • dine with Julianne Moore & Kyle Maclachlan?
  • see Vox Lux with Carrie Preston & Emily Berg?
  • visit an ADR session with Lena Olin?
  • have a cup with Henry Golding & Michelle Yeoh?

pictures after the jump to help you decide... 

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Sunday
Jan292017

Tweet Story: Huppert, Gibson, Barbarella 

 

After the jump a gorgeous mini-review of 20th Century Women, a valid question about Barbarella, a fantasy about female auteurs, and more amusements... 

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Wednesday
Nov162016

Six Instagram Qs 

.Today we needed joyful / beautiful celebrities and the internet provided. After the jump six photos. Answer the questions in the comments, won't you?

• Kiki on the set of the Beguiled. How excited are you on a scale of 1-10?
• Rita and Tom celebrating Tom. Again. How many more times can he be celebrated in his career? 
• Doona Bae teasing Season 2 of Sense 8. Shouldn't there be an air date by now?
• Missi Pyle & RuPaul. What do you suppose they talked about?
• Anna Kendrick promoting her book. Is there an audio version where she sings it?
• Juliette Lewis promoting adoption day. When does she get another great film role? We're impatient! 

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