Tag Archives: Maggie Cheung

“People get surprised by my choices. But that comes from me looking for something new.” — Maggie Cheung

People who love Maggie Cheung (and why wouldn’t you love Maggie Cheung?) really REALLY love her. She inspires a fervid love and fascination in her devoted worldwide fanbase, fanbase that has maintained its power for over three decades now. After … Continue reading

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For International Women’s Day: Ladies I Love

These women inspire, entertain, challenge, comfort, provoke, or were “there” in my formative years as an inspiration. The list is huge. Below the jump.

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January/February/March 2021 Viewing Diary

Better late than never. I moved at the end of January – a big interstate move – so I’ve been a bit, how you say, busy. Not too busy to keep up my viewing schedule but too busy to put … Continue reading

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For Ebert: On Stanley Kwan’s 1991 masterpiece Center Stage

It’s Women Writers Week over on Ebert (Table of Contents), and I wrote about the biopic with which I measure all other biopics: Stanley Kwan’s Center Stage about the brief intense life of “the Chinese Greta Garbo,” silent film star … Continue reading

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20 most surprising female performances (Part 2)

Here is Part 1 of the series, great conversation going on in the comments. Join in! HEDY LAMARR, Comrade X Hedy Lamarr, is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful women in the history of cinema. Cameramen fell all … Continue reading

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What the Radio Sees: Wong Kar-Wai’s In the Mood for Love

There were a couple of shots in Shutter Island (I am thinking of one in particular in Ben Kingsley’s office) that made me ache for directors who know what to do with the camera. It was so specific, so emotionally … Continue reading

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Great Mad Women in Cinema

Some of these women probably would not qualify for a diagnosis from the psychiatric profession. And perhaps their madness is actually a heightened level of sanity, as is often the case. Nevertheless, they are mad. Wonderfully mad.

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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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End of Summer Movie Quiz: My Answers

Dennis Cozzalio presents: Dr. Smith’s Lost in the Space at the End of Summer Movie Quiz. I live for his seasonal quizzes! I have answered (in my typical fashion) with images and Youtube clips rather than just words. It’s been … Continue reading

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