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Entries in Blurb Whore (12)

Saturday
Aug 18 2018

Go See "The Wife"

by Nathaniel R


TFE's Blurb Whore triumphs are few and far between -- we don't seek them out and Rolling Stone we are not -- so I was surprised and delighted to see my quote on the poster forThe Wifein the top rightunder herabove her eye.The quote is from our TIFF review last fall

She's spectacular.Put simply,it's the best work Close has done in over 20 years.

Sadly I've been unable to find this particular poster online,but for snapshots from screenings that people have drawn my attention to...

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Monday
Dec 04 2017

YNMS: Give Us "Permission"

byJason Adams

Raise your hand if you're a Rebecca Hall fan!I feel as if I can see a virtual sea of hands waving in front of me,as well I should in a post-Christineworld where she's shown us just exactly how much she's capable of putting on-screen.If only more awards bodies had taken notice last year...or this year too,actually,where she turned in another very fine piece of work inProfessor Marston and the Wonder Women.Shame she's getting over-looked,but lucky for us she's not going anywhere.

Next year's she re-teaming with the man who gave her her big break in the movies (that would be Woody Allen,so I hope she's got her talking points in order) but before that she's gotPermissioncoming out,a romantic drama about longtime partners opening up their relationship that co-stars Dan Stevens...

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Saturday
Jul 11 2015

"Grandma" Poster

And look who got quoted!

It's my first movie poster quote somehow though tbh my dream has never been movie posters but getting quoted on FYC Oscar ads.This is close enough since Lily Tomlin is so super in that movie.When they call a movie a 'star vehicle' they don't usually mean it this literally but Lily could drive that old car straight toan Oscar nomination.We shall see.

Grandmaopens on August 21st from Sony Pictures Classics

Friday
Feb 06 2015

Tack för det,Magnolia.A Blurb Whore Triumph!

Thanks to Kyle Turner (who guest-starred on one our Smackdown podcasts last year) who alerted me to this little blurb on the DVD ofForce Majeure(I have not seen the DVD.Just this tweeted snapshot)

I was completely unaware of this and was not contacted by Magnolia Pictures.The quote looks a little weird out of context (the humor is very cerebral but it was,to meand the theater I was in at TIFF,indeed "hilarious") and fused together like that.Here wasmy original capsule reviewif you're curious.The film eventually came in at#12 in my Best of the Year list.

I guess this means I have to buy a physical copy.

It'll be fun to see this in real life.Especially since it's a Scandinavian film and an Oscar submission and I'm always seeking both kinds of movies out at film festivals.It's just too bad it wasn't nominated.Magnolia recently picked up "Tangerine"which I loved loved loved at Sundance.So feel free to quote away on that,Magnolia!

Friday
Jan 03 2014

Waiting For Link Man

efilmcriticErik Childress's wonderful annual list of Blurb Whores of the Year
THRAugust Osage Countywins big at the Capri festival in Italy,winning four prizes.Harvey Weinstein and Chris Cooper were also honored at the festival.In non Weinstein awards they honored12 Years a Slave,Saving Mr Banks,andThe Great Beautyas well as Valeria Golino (remember her?) as European actress of the year
EWDownton Abbeyon the cover.Can't wait for its return this weekend
Variety3 time Oscar winning producer Saul Zaentz (Amadeus,Cuckoo's NestandThe English Patient) has passed away
i09Disney Princess themed lingerie from Japan!

MNPPvicious but true takedown of Ron Howard'sRush
Cinema BlendThe Rock for a new iteration of Green Lantern?There are worse ideas,casting-wise I suppose but DC movies are so hopeless!
The Guardianfinds thatThe Wolf of Wall Streetuses the naughty F word 506 times,which "breaks down to Scorsese giving 2.81 fucks a minute."LOL.But who spent the three hours counting?That's what I want to know.
USA TodayCharacter actor Joseph Ruskin (Prizzi's Honor,The Magnificent Seven) has passed away
The Wireas we move into the dumping ground of each film year (that'd be new January releases,not platformed holdovers) Joe Reid looks back at ten January releases thatdidn'tsuck
Vanity Fairfunny Proust questionnaire with T Bone Burnett whose latest movie music work I can't stop listening to.That'd beInside Llewyn Davis

Hitchcock with Barbara Harris on "Family Plot"Finally...
My friend Matthew Rettenmund who writes Boy Culture has compiled a list ofall of Hitchcock's leading ladies who are still alive.(Make sure to note the punny captions).I found this list of ten surprising even though I recently made that oldest 100 screen actors of note list.He's right though that at least two of the major leading ladies (Doris Day & Julie Andrews) don't seem like Hitchcock heroines at all.I forget every time that they headlined one.Those moments were just so atypical in their careers,don't you think?