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“Character roles definitely age better than your ingenues. You don’t get to keep doing that.” — Catherine O’Hara

It’s her birthday today. The first time I noticed Catherine O’Hara was in her one big scene in Heartburn. It takes place in a grocery store, and she – a put-together gossipy Washington D.C. wife – runs into Meryl Streep’s … Continue reading

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Present Tense: Female Comedians

For my next column at Film Comment, I wrote about actresses who come from a comedy/improv background, and the special gifts they bring to bear in dramatic material. Featuring a couple of interviews I did with circus people, and also … Continue reading

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20 Favorite Actresses: Part 2

If I had to choose, here are my favorite performances of my 20 choices – the performance may not be what they are most famous for, but that’s no matter. Gena Rowlands: Opening Night Barbara Stanwyck: Ball of Fire Sissy … Continue reading

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20 Favorite Actresses

Where does my heart lie? The meme going around now is 20 favorite actresses. Please go here to see the compilation of links as well as Nathaniel’s choices. I had a hard time with the “all time” part of things … Continue reading

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For Your Consideration

I, personally, missed the mockumentary format in this film. That seems to me to be where Guest really shines, and has something to offer that nobody else does. But I’ve never really been the type to moan: Why didn’t they … Continue reading

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“Corky! We love you! We want you to live!!!!”

Last night – or – er – this morning – 1:30 in the morning – WAY past my bedtime … and there I was in my friend Brett’s apartment in Manhattan – far across the river from my abode – … Continue reading

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Future Oscar Winners: Women

Here are the actresses who I believe will win Oscars someday. Who knows if they will or if they won’t – but these women are definitely Oscar caliber. — Reese Witherspoon. Listen, I’ve been a huge fan of this girl … Continue reading

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A Mighty Wind

It’s a downpour outside, and I just watched A Mighty Wind. I am happy. Bob Balaban. I love that guy. Christopher Guest’s hairdo. And the album covers! hahaha The album called “Wishin’” – the 3 guys in blue suits around … Continue reading

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