Tag Archive | Nina Arianda

Florence Foster Jenkins

Nominated for Best Actress (Meryl Streep) at the 89th Annual Academy Awards Nominated for Best Costume Design at the 89th Annual Academy Awards To borrow from a piece I once did on Tom Cruise: I love Meryl Streep. I hate Meryl Streep. Oh, this has absolutely┬ánothing to do with national politics, or awards show speeches. […]

Venus in Fur

This is the year’s most thrilling surprise. At 80(upon the film’s release), my thinking was that Roman Polanski may have shot his final bolt. Hit-or-miss for a number of years, following 2002’s Oscar-soaked, “The Pianist”, it was starting to seem that Polanski would never touch the edge of greatness again. 2010’s “The Ghost Writer” was […]

“Venus in Fur”…does Polanski still have “it”?

Roman Polanski has been directing feature films for over 50 years, and his renowned resume is that of a true master. 1962’s “Knife in the Water”. “Repulsion” in 1965. In 1968, came the iconic “Rosemary’s Baby”, followed in 1971 by a violent version of “Macbeth” that screamed of the horrors of Roman’s own life(this Shakespeare […]