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I‘ve had countless good times at Cannes (watching Jean-Luc Godard toy with press questions like a highbrow executioner, hanging out with a what-am-i-doing-here? Howard Stern), but here are the five peak experiences that have stayed with me the most:
(1) Meeting Mark Wahlberg in the Majestic Hotel bar.
It was early in his screen career, just after his breakthrough role in “Fear” (the 1996 stalker thriller that co-starred Reese Witherspoon), and he thanked me for singling out his performance in my review. He was dressed in a conservative cream-colored suit and dark tie, and I noticed how small he seemed: just about my height (5-foot-7), without any overt Calvin Klein- poster muscle bulk. The most striking thing about him, though, was his meticulous boy-next-door politeness. He was so not Marky Mark that I thought, “This little chat is the best acting I’ve seen him do.” I knew right then that »
- Owen Gleiberman
The Precious director has had to leave the project, currently in pre-production, due to scheduling conflicts with his hit television show Empire (for which he is showrunner) as well as his new show Star, which has recently been ordered for a full season by Fox.
It is thought the plans for the film have not changed, and that The Weinstein Company are still pushing ahead with its planned October filming dates. In addition, Daniels’ departure should not affect the cast of the film, which has Mike Epps (Nina) set to star as Pryor alongside Oprah Winfrey (The Butler), Eddie Murphy (Mr. Church) and Kate Hudson (Mother’s Day).
- Scott J. Davis
As Cannes approaches, Screen casts its eye back at the winners and losers of 2012 according to our jury of critics.
Screen International’s jury of international critics has long been a strong indicator as to what will take the top prizes at the Cannes Film Festival – and 2012 was no different.
Both films scored 3.3 out of 4 and Amour went away with the festival’s coveted Palme d’Or.
Beyond the Hills also performed strongly, winning awards for best screenplay and best actress for its two leading ladies Cristina Flutur and Cosmina Stratan. Director Mungiu has another shot at the Palme d’Or this year with Graduation (Bacalaureat).
It was a year for ties, with »
Today's top ten was inspired by Robert MacFarlane who asked what the greatest performance of the decade was on twitter to a quick flurry of responses involving some usual suspects: Phoenix, Hoffman, Cotillard, Blanchett and some unusual suspects: O'Connell, Culkin, Pitt. But the question naturally lingered because who doesn't love ranking such unrankables?
Let's do this!
Best Performances Of The Decade (Thus Far)
Ranking likely to change tomorrow. Oscar nominated roles marked with asterisk. Oscar winning roles with double asterisk
Honorable Mentions (No Particular Order): Binoche in Certified Copy, * Keaton & Norton in Birdman, * Riva in Amour, ** Day-Lewis in Lincoln, ** Bale in The Fighter, * Rampling in 45 Years, and many others...
09 * Marion Cotillard, Two Days One Night (2014) --transcendent
05 * Viola Davis, »
- NATHANIEL R
Whether you have a significant other or not, everyone can appreciate the fine forms of Hollywood's hottest dudes. To help quench your thirst for shirtlessness, we've rounded up some top-tier movie eye candy that you can stream on Netflix just in time for Valentine's Day. From Zac Efron's eyebrow-raising underwear scene in The Paperboy to Michael Douglas's bare abs in Basic Instinct, keep reading to see all of your options. »
- Quinn Keaney
Coco here, ready to talk about the current Oscar race and the surprises that might pop up.
Last week, we discussed SAG's bizarre taste. The math works against it but we're desperately hoping the Academy breaks free of their influence. Perhaps we should focus our hope on a recent wave of surprising, "out-of-nowhere" nominations at the Oscars. Ever since 2011 (the year the Academy turned Best Picture into a flexible category with as little as 5 and as many as 10 nominees), there's been at least one acting nominee that landed on Oscar's list without being previously nominated at either the Golden Globes, SAG, or BAFTA.
Here are the stats...
2012 - Everyone was surprised by the amount of support Silver Linings Playbook had »
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