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Each year when my Bfca ballot arrives I stop in my tracks, stumped, when I get to "Young Performer". Categories that aren't Oscar correlative are often trickier.
Oh dear. How uneasy I feel..."
That's not because you're free of predicting (anyone trying to predict with their own ballot really ought to find a new profession -- criticism: ur not doing it right) but because it's a subsection of acting you probably haven't been discussing at all. You suddenly remember that you need to have been considering it with as much seriousness as you have made your other selections.
I imagine that Ellar Coltrane, the now 20 year old star of Boyhood, will be tough to beat since this category is for the 21 and under set. But even if the category were adjusted downward to 17 and younger (which we strongly support as a rule change -because it's always weird when an adult »
- NATHANIEL R
★★☆☆☆Considering the talent involved, you'd be forgiven for thinking that The Family (2013) would make for a couple of hours of passable entertainment. Sadly, this new crime thriller (with supposed comedic twists) - starring Bobby De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer and Tommy Lee Jones, written and directed by Frenchman Luc Besson and produced by Martin Scorsese (we know) - falls way short of expectations. For their own protection New York Mafia linchpin Fred Blake (De Niro) and his wife Maggie (Pfeiffer) - along with their children Warren (John D'Leo) and Belle (Dianna Agron) - are sent to live out their lives in a sleepy French town under a witness protection programme.
- CineVue UK
2 items from 2014
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