Tag Archives: Meryl Streep

Three intriguing things about ‘Ricki and the Flash’

A lot is being made about the fact that Meryl Streep plays a guitar-wielding rocker and the estranged mother to her real-life daughter Mamie Gummer in Ricki and the Flash. That’s all cool. But there are three pairings that really make me more interested … Continue reading

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I predict the Academy Awards

Expanding the field for the Academy Award for best picture from five films to 10 has made a major difference in this year’s Oscars: Instead of three movies no one is talking about, there are eight. Even if the field … Continue reading

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Oscars: Sean Penn’s surprise win?

As Oscars surprises go, Sean Penn besting Mickey Rourke in the best actor race was not Juliet Binoche jumping ahead of Lauren Bacall in 1996 or Shakespeare in Love stunning Saving Private Ryan in 1998. But the conventional wisdom was … Continue reading

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Placing my bets: 2009 Oscar predictions

Who wouldn’t like a feel-good story right about now: a tale of redemption, an artist getting her due, last respects for a fallen star. Oscar might give us those warm fuzzies Sunday night when the envelopes start opening. Here are … Continue reading

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2009 Golden Globe Award Nominations: So much for the blockbusters

All the talk that blockbusters may make a charge back onto the Oscar ballots has to be somewhat muted by the 2009 Golden Globe Award nominations. Box office champs that seemed poised to muscle their way into contention this year … Continue reading

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UK students don’t ‘Doubt’ play’s greatness

Click the play button to hear a podcast of our interview with the director and actors in UK Theatre’s Doubt: [podcast]http://copiousnotes.bloginky.com/files/2008/11/081130doubt-podcastf.mp3[/podcast] Copious Notes podcasts are available on iTunes. There are different ways to see Doubt, John Patrick Shanley’s Pulitzer Prize … Continue reading

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