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Months of Meryl: THE RIVER WILD


"Great post and comments. Yes, Streep had to navigate the rough waters of being in her 40's! I do think she smashed through the glass ceiling for women since she persevered and then became an even bigger star in her 50's." - Sister Rona

"One of my favourite movies from my teen years - I'm shocked at how long ago this was released. It was Meryl that sold this movie for me and is the reason I saw it. At the time, and I still feel this way, she is the reason to watch and believe this film." -Filmboymichael


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Monday
Mar192018

ICYMI

by Nathaniel

The Film Experience will be back in a week. Before we dive headlong into 2018 catch up with highlights from the past film year...

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Tuesday
Mar132018

Film Bitch Awards: Heroes, Villains, Divas, Thirst Traps...

by Nathaniel R

We're racing to the finish line for the 2017 film season. One more day until we can safely put that film year behind us and enter 2018 where y'all already are no doubt. Now we turn our eyes to the bold strokes categories. The men and women who inspired through heroics, were fun to hate, who preened fabulously, or (ahem) aroused us. So click on over to the Film Bitch Awards for:

  • Hero of the Year
  • Diva of the Year
  • Villain of the Year
  • Sexpot of the Year
  • Movie Poster of the Year

Films honored include Thor Ragnarok, The Shape of Water, Spider-Man Homecoming, Colossal, The Ornithologist, Wonder Woman, mother!, Phantom Thread, andmore. Hope you enjoy and report back with your own thoughts on these "extra" honors!

Wednesday
Mar072018

Red Carpet Lineup Finale: 41 more looks from the 90th Oscars !

by Nathaniel R

Best Dressed

Who were your best dressed on Oscar night? If I had to do a top 10 it'd be these 4 pictured above -- Greta Gerwig, Zendaya, Daniela Vega, and Betty Gabriel -- plus Nicole Kidman, Viola Davis, supporting actress nominees Janney & Manville, and Taraji P Henson who's never looked sexier. 

37 more looks coming at'cha after the jump starting with Best Dressed Men...

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Wednesday
Jan312018

January. That's a Wrap

Here are a baker's dozen highlights from this month that didn't quite fly by (this winter has been brutal) in case you missed any of them! Remember to vote daily for your choices in the Oscar charts. Now it's on February/early March when we can finally put this cinematic year in this history books.

most discussed
FYC Allison Janney Seán loves her work in I Tonya
Oscar Shut-Outs Team Experience grieves for fine work unrecognized
SAG notes on the ceremony
Worst Best Picture Snubs a dozen movies for the all time lists

other must-reads
Roots and Wings Murtada's memory is stirred by Greta Gerwig's Globe win
Blueprint Jorge's column reads up on the Original Screenplay nominees
Soundtracking Chris Feil listens in on the Original Song nominees
The Shape of Water's Design Daniel looks at the aqueous fantasies of del Toro's Oscar frontrunner
Jamie Bell Interview Nathaniel talks to the Film Stars leading man about working with the Bening and his Old Hollywood dream project
Team Experience Awards Lady Bird and Call Me By Your Name lead the crop
50 Beloved Movies That Got Zero Oscar Love time alters the fates of some movies!
The editing of Baby Driver Tim's tribute to this Oscar nominated craft
22 black dresses the Globes red carpet was serious but not unglamorous

Coming in February:
The Supporting Actress Smackdown of 2017, Nathaniel's "Film Bitch Awards", Chile's A Fantastic Woman, Fifty Shades trilogy wrap-up, Marvel's Black Panther, various guild prizes, Aardman's Early Man, probably some Olympic detours, a 75th birthday celebration of Mike Leigh, and more. 

 

Sunday
Dec312017

VOTE In Our Thirst Trap Party. We Rounded Them Up For a Sexy NY's

Happy New Year's Eve! One last year in review list during the actual calendar year (though you know 2017 film year doesn't truly end until the Oscars are handed out). Here's Nathaniel R...

[Pictured left: Lady Bird just needed to see some D. We've all been there.]

In a not so festive season when we've all been thinking hard about a lot of terrible thinkings like corrupt governments and oligarchies, sexual misconduct and systemic isms that make life such an oppressive mess for so many people (and damage everyone -- even the opporessors -- since we all are truly in this life together) as well as the terror of both climate change and this particular cold snap  (I'm super sick right now, yay!)  it may feel counterintuitive to be silly and celebrate, I dunno, sexy movie men.

But it is New Year's Eve as I type this (my least favorite holiday since i can remember... I only like to goof off at home and make lists for this one) and we must start the New Year on a positive hedonistic note. Puritanism is bad for you anyway since sex and the enjoyment of sexy things can be a source of immense  joy and pleasure and intimacy and/or whatever both consenting parties have agreed upon. 

If you're a cinephile some part of you loves to look so this one's for you as we ogle some movie men after the jump. We squeezed them into six themed groups in their showoff or coy glory from which you should vote and choose the winners, okay? Okay!  

1 SIDEBAR HEROICS

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Sunday
Dec312017

Year in review: Top 5 mothers and daughters of 2017

A few more year in review list pieces coming (since we know the film year doesn't really end until awards seasons wraps). Here's Lynn Lee

If 2017 was a banner year for fathers in film, it was just as much the year of Complicated Mothers—from Frances McDormand’s justice-seeking Mildred in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, MO to Holly Hunter’s tart-tongued but soft-hearted Beth in The Big Sick to Mary J. Blige’s stoic Florence in Mudbound.  Within this trend was another that spoke especially personally to me: the even more complicated relationship between mothers and daughters.  We saw all kinds of mother-daughter relationships in 2017—tender, fraught, hostile, sometimes all of the above—portrayed with a depth and complexity we don’t get nearly enough of in relationships between women in movies. 

It’s hard to choose favorites, but the following were the mother-daughter screen pairings this year that I found the most compelling...

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