Tag Archives: Julia Roberts

“I wasn’t born an actress, you know. Events made me one.” — Jean Harlow

Today is Jean Harlow’s birthday. Here is a discussion Mitchell and I had about her. The setup of the conversation (an ongoing series): I throw names of famous people at Mitchell, and ask him to describe each person in only … Continue reading

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“Certainly there have been better actors than me who have had no careers. Why? I don’t know.” — Richard Gere

For Richard Gere’s birthday, here’s an old piece I wrote, one I’m pretty proud of, and one that is practically a rough draft of another more recent piece, one years in the making: Mirror, Mirror: When Movie Characters Look Back … Continue reading

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November 2018 Viewing Diary

Mr. Soul! (2018; d. Melissa Haizlip) The opening night film of Indie Memphis, which already feels like it was 20 years ago. I wrote about it briefly in my recap of the festival for Ebert. It’s a gorgeous film. Supernatural, … Continue reading

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The Books: “Marilyn: Her Life in Her Own Words : Marilyn Monroe’s Revealing Last Words and Photographs” (George Barris)

Daily Book Excerpt: Entertainment Biography/Memoir: Marilyn: Her Life in Her Own Words: Marilyn Monroe’s Revealing Last Words and Photographs, by George Barris George Barris claims that these were the last photographs of Mariliyn Monroe before she died. Bert Stern claims … Continue reading

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Closer

James Berardinelli says, in regards to Closer, the new Mike Nichols film, starring Jude Law, Julia Roberts, Natalie Portman, and the fucking FANTASTIC Clive Owen: From a physical standpoint, Closer is not a violent film. From an emotional one, it’s … Continue reading

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“I Miss the Comfort In Being Sad”

Today is the 10th anniversary of the suicide of Kurt Cobain. I hesitate to even write his name on my damn blog, because he (and his daughter) are Googled beyond belief – anytime I have written about them (and there … Continue reading

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