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Great Moments in Horror Actressing: Margot Kidder

"This genre gives actresses some really juicy lines and roles,but denies them the acclaim that comes from more 'serious' roles.Kidder was a gifted actress who was indelible in a few films."-Lady Edith

"She won a Genie for it - because Canadians have great taste!"-Mike in Canada

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Dec 09 2017

European Film Awards - Much Love to "The Square"

by Nathaniel R

The annual European Film Awards have logged many frequent flyer miles over the years as they hop around to various host countries.Today they were held in Berlin Germany and multiple Oscar hopefuls in Best Foreign Language Film took home prizes.The Cannes Palme d'Or winnerThe Squarewon the most statues and Hungary's Alexandra Borbely who stars in the weirdly compellingOn Body and Soul(reviewed here) took Best Actress.You can see all the winners after the jump...

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Nov 01 2017

BIFA Nominations: Lady Macbeth and Three Billboards Boosts

by Nathaniel R

Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool received 4 nominationsHot on the heels of the Gotham Awards,the British Independent Film Awards have announced their 2017 nominations.Though they don't tend to get much press in the US due to the the first two words in their title,they're worth noting.And,we'd argue,they're worth noting precisely for their limited jurisdiction.Awards groups with their own identity / purview are all too rare.Lady Macbethled the field (15 nominations) with gay romantic dramaGod's Own Country(11 nominations),political satireThe Death of Stalin(13 nominations),I Am Not a Witch(12 nominations) and one big tragicomedy Oscar hopefulThree Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri(11 nominations) also super popular

I think the nomination I'm happiest to see (just because it was no sure thing) is Jamie Bell inFilm Stars Don't Die in Liverpoolfor Best Actor.He's just brilliant in the film as I've mentioned before but it's the type of role -- nuanced / romantic / skewing "feminine"in its appeal -- for which male actors are rarely honored no matter how good they are.The complete list of nominees is after the jump...

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Oct 27 2017

"Lady Macbeth"and the Men Who Love Her

By Spencer Coile

Even at a quickly-paced 89 minutes,Lady Macbethis unafraid to work slowly and dilligently.Based onLady Macbeth of the Mtsensk Districtby Nikolai Reskov and directed by William Oldroyd,this is a meticulously made tale of sexual repression and desire.It follow Katherine (Florence Pugh),a young woman married off to a man twice her age.Caught in a loveless,sexless marriage,she plots a better life for herself and then ensures,by any means necessary,to achieve her goal.

The film (out now on DVD) is a dizzying narrative of deceit and treachery.Despite taking place in a stuffy 19th century English household,its twisted web of sex,love,and murder smolders.I would be lying if I said I didn't find myself screaming "Ohmygod!"over and over again throughout the film.Lady Macbethevolves into something far messier,more suspenseful,and ever more intriguing than what first meets the eye...

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Aug 13 2017

Podcast: Detroit,Girls Trip,Atomic Blonde, Landline

NathanielandNickdiscuss six new films.No spoilers.

Index (42 minutes)
00:01 Why you should seeA Ghost Story&Lady Macbeth
04:00 Kathryn Bigelow stumbles withDetroit(what we hope she does next)
16:40Atomic Blondeis a blast,a true feat of direction and Charlize Theron-ness
29:40Girls Tripis crazy well-acted fun
37:00Landlineis a let-down
38:30 Recommendations from 1963 for the helluva it

You can listen to the podcast here at the bottom of the post ordownload from iTunes.Continue the conversations in the comments,won't you?

Atomic Blonde,Detroit,Girls Trip

Aug 07 2017

Race in Lady Macbeth and The Beguiled: Not so black or white?

by Lynn Lee

Florence Pugh in Lady Macbeth / Nicole Kidman in The Beguiled

In a summer filled with movies by or starring women of exceptional talent,The BeguiledandLady Macbethmake an especially fascinating cinematic pairing.  Both films center on mid-19th century women who appear trapped by their societies' constricting gender norms.  In both,the women are confined to an isolated,often claustrophobic space,yet nature is a constantly beckoning presence that at once shapes and reflects their desires.  (Both even have plots that turn on poisonous wild mushrooms!)  And in both,the women up-end the patriarchal structure of their circumscribed universe without liberating themselves.  If anything,they reinforce that power structure even as they seize momentary control of it,leaving not a feeling of triumph but a somber queasiness.

For all these thematic similarities,the differences between the two films are even more striking...

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