Tag Archive | Nicole Kidman

Lion

Nominated for Best Picture at the 89th Annual Academy Awards Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay (Luke Davies) at the 89th Annual Academy Awards Nominated for Best Supporting Actress (Nicole Kidman) at the 89th Annual Academy Awards Nominated for Best Supporting Actor (Dev Patel) at the 89th Annual Academy Awards Nominated for Best Cinematography (Greig Fraser) […]

KUBRICK @Feature #13: 1999’s Eyes Wide Shut

Is Kubrick’s last official feature incomplete? Sure…all of us hardcore fans realize that. Oh, the marketing in 1999 assured us that Stanley had turned in his final cut, just days ahead of succumbing to a massive heart attack in his sleep at the age of only 70. But we all knew that Kubrick would tinker […]

Paddington

Just what the doctor ordered. I was a little under-the-weather a few days ago, and while vegetating on the family room sofa, I scheduled a family watch of director Paul King’s “Paddington” on our big screen. It was a good call. “Paddington” is a simple and effervescent charmer, that quickly and absolutely proves, why it […]

Bernie & The Paperboy

I guess Matthew McConaughey is to 2012, what Michael Fassbender was to 2011—from a prolific standpoint at least. And I still haven’t seen what many are calling his best work from last year(William Friedkin’s “Killer Joe”). He ran the gamut in four different films these past 12 months, and there was even serious talk just […]

Hemingway & Gellhorn on HBO

There was a 15-year period from the mid 1970’s to around 1990 when Philip Kaufman was one of the most respected and consistent writer/directors going. I mean his resume was stellar. After a not-too-shabby start directing 4 diverse films from 1964 through 1974(and writing 3 of them), he began his remarkable streak of critical(and often […]

Shame

It’s brave as all get-out, so I respect it for that alone. It’s also a highly successful mood piece…with a pair of courageous and exacting performances from the ubiquitous Michael Fassbender(presenting a serious challenge to Jessica Chastain’s film tally of the last couple of years)and the difficult-to-categorize Carey Mulligan. More than once I’ve read about […]