Monthly Archives: February 2014

August: Osage County

August: Osage County, a terribly named film based on the slightly less poorly named play of the same name, recalls American Hustle. It overflows with talented actors acting up a storm in a cinematic structure that can’t contain them. Except … Continue reading

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Five More Supporting Performances that Don’t Get the Attention They Deserve

A while ago, I took a side road for a moment to pay tribute to five underrated performances: Rhys Ifans in Notting Hill Carey Mulligan in Bleak House Anna Faris in Just Friends Madame Konstantin in Notorious Delores Gray in … Continue reading

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Early Oscar Predictions (2014)

Early Oscar Predictions (just to get the dialog going) I don’t think this year’s crop of Oscar winners are all that hard to predict. But there are always surprises. Here are my early, un-researched thoughts on a few of the … Continue reading

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Second Thoughts and Two Laments: Philip Seymour Hoffman and “Alone Yet Not Alone”

Philip Seymour Hoffman I awoke Sunday morning happy to be a Rochesterian. Our own Renee Fleming was going to be singing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl, and we were all basking in that reflected glory. Then the news … Continue reading

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