Tag Archives: Jessica Lange

Sam Shepard 1943-2017

In the clip above, Sam Shepard is interviewed during the 2014 Sundance film festival where he had a new movie, the crime drama Cold in July. He died a few days ago at the age of 73, but the news wasn’t made public until today. I’m sure that several news sites will refer to him as … Continue reading Sam Shepard 1943-2017

Winners at Next Sunday’s Golden Globes

In the clip above, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, hosts of next Sunday’s Golden Globe awards are having a little fun. “Ten seconds or less why the Golden Globes are the best awards show… hmmm… gimme a minute…” Looks promising. The time has come for some predictions. FILM: In the Drama categories, 12 Years a Slave … Continue reading Winners at Next Sunday’s Golden Globes

Tootsie: Dressed to Kill

HE’S TOOTSIE… SHE’S DUSTIN HOFFMAN. In the late 1990s, I was studying English in college when one of our teachers organized a reading of Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest”. Not a full stage rendering, mind you… but we still had to dress up and the whole thing was taped by our teacher. I … Continue reading Tootsie: Dressed to Kill

Final Predictions for the Emmys

Since tonight is the Primetime Emmy Awards, the time is ripe for final predictions.  DRAMA: Drama Series: Breaking Bad. Actor: Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad. Will face real competition from Kevin Spacey of House of Cards. Actress: Claire Danes, Homeland. A tough category; Kerry Washington of Scandal is also a good bet. Supporting Actor: Mandy Patinkin, Homeland. Supporting Actress: Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad. Directing: House of Cards. … Continue reading Final Predictions for the Emmys

The Emmy Race Right Now

Behind the Candelabra ruled last night at the Creative Arts Emmys, scoring eight awards. Bob Newhart, Melissa Leo, Carrie Preston and Dan Bucatinsky picked up guest acting Emmys for their appearances on The Big Bang Show, Louie, The Good Wife and Scandal. Neil Patrick Harris, who did such a good job of hosting the Tony Awards, received an Emmy for that. … Continue reading The Emmy Race Right Now

Frances

HER STORY IS SHOCKING, DISTURBING, COMPELLING… AND TRUE. 1930s screen star Frances Farmer (Jessica Lange) tries to segue into the world of theater, but her frail mind deteriorates, not least because of the unhelpful “care” she receives in several mental institutions. Graeme Clifford’s directing debut is a long and depressing film but with effective, emotional … Continue reading Frances

Big Fish

AN ADVENTURE AS BIG AS LIFE ITSELF?   Tall tales are a natural part of the South and the leading character in director Tim Burton’s fantastical film has made his whole life a tall tale. While his son (Billy Crudup) bitterly tries to make the dying father (Albert Finney) tell something believable about his life, … Continue reading Big Fish

Music Box

As a lawyer all she wanted was the truth. As a daughter all she wanted was his innocence. How well do you really know your father? When Michaal Laszlo (Armin Mueller-Stahl) is accused of having committed war crimes in Hungary 40 years ago, his daughter, attorney Ann Talbot (Jessica Lange), decides to represent him. Another politically … Continue reading Music Box