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Op-ed: They hate us, but who cares?

In her 1985 speech after receiving the Best Actress Oscar for her role in "Places in the Heart," actress Sally Field famously gushed, "You like me; you really, really like...
'Boyhood' tops Golden Globes, 'Grand Budapest' upsets "The Theory of Everything."Julianne Moore won best actress in a drama for her startling performance as an academic...Alzheimer's in "Still Alice."Amy Adams surprised in taking best actress in a comedy or musical for her performance in "Big...
Reeling it in: 'Jump Street' sequel in on the joke

...Schmidt's art major girlfriend turns in a flat performance, you have to wonder, is it just because she's not a good actress or that the writing isn't very good, or is the flaw intentional because sequels tend to be shoddy rehashes? Hard...
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Film review: 'Taken 2' should be taken away

...he's earned it - but I sincerely hope Famke Janssen, who plays Lenore, turns another sequel down. Janssen is a very good actress who is reduced to a simpering piece of background furniture in this film. They could have had a mannequin play the...
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Movie review: 'Silver Linings Playbook' good, but is it Oscar-worthy?

...She is stellar in this role. Lawrence just gets better and better with every new role. At just 22, she now has two Best Actress Oscar nominations under her belt. And with three more "Hunger Games" films on the way, as well as at least one more...
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Reeling It In: And the Oscar goes to ... Billy Crystal?

...were forecast to. "King's Speech" took actor, director, picture and screenplay, and Natalie Portman was awarded Best Actress for completely deconstructing in "Black Swan." And, naturally, "Toy Story 3" won Best Animated Film. The show...
'Brave' performances right, message wrong

...thrill of feeling justified and empowered, to the inevitable misuse of that power. Jodie Foster, who is likely the best actress of her generation, plays Erica Bain with a beautiful mix of fragility and nervous energy, making us believe that anyone...
?Reaping?: Plagues aren?t that bad, but the plot is

...foretell the future of Hilary Swank?s career. We?ve seen where Halle Berry?s career has gone since she won her Best Actress award. Hopefully Hilary can read the signs and choose a better script next time. Grade: C ?The Reaping? is rated...
pulse for "Evergreen" in 1977. She also sang the theme from "A Star Is Born" that night.She won the Oscar for best actress for 1968's "Funny Girl."The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences also announced Wednesday that British...
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...craft and dealing with the ups and downs of this industry."Intriguingly, Quvenzhane is up against the oldest-ever best actress nominee, 85-year-old French veteran Emmanuelle Riva of "Amour." Rounding out the field are Jessica Chastain...
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