Posts Tagged ‘Meryl Streep’

Review: The Post

— by RON WILKINSON — Director Steven Spielberg missed the boat with “The Post,” a mundane re-enactment of the Washington Post’s history-making role in the Pentagon Papers. Part of the problem is the work of first-time feature screenwriter Liz Hannah and emerging co-writer Josh Sing[...]

Review: Florence Foster Jenkins

— by RON WILKINSON — Director Stephen Frears has done better things. His visceral 1990 Oscar-winner “The Grifters” was as serious as a heart attack compared to his Oscar-winning “The Queen” in 2006. But both were heavies compared to this flighty flick. Meryl Streep plays the titu[...]

Review: Ricki and the Flash

— by RON WILKINSON — Now for something completely different. Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme (“The Silence of the Lambs”) teams up with Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (“Juno”) in a film featuring Oscar-winning superstar Meryl Streep as the aging rock band front woma[...]

Review: Girl Rising

— by BEV QUESTAD — There is no mother, no charismatic leader and no NGO whispering inspiration to the nine little girls featured in “Girl Rising.” They simply rise up, say no to their circumstance, and through uncanny determination, attain their goal. “Girl Rising” documents [...]

Trailer: Hope Springs

— by SHERICE ANTOINETTE — Meryl Streep is a marvel. Not only is she an Oscar award-winning actress, the 62-years-young thespian is a box office draw. In an industry where a woman’s shelf life doesn’t extend past 35 — much less 40 — this is quite an accomplishment. “Mama[...]

Review: To the Arctic

— by BEV QUESTAD — Narration by Meryl Streep, music by Paul McCartney, scenery in the Arctic and production by IMAX filmmakers = fabulously unforgettable cinematic experience. The headlining event for the kick-off to the 2012 Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) Film Festival was[...]

Recap: The 84th Annual Academy Awards

— by ADAM POYNTER — Last night in Los Angeles, the world watched as the stars of Hollywood and beyond descended upon the Kodak Theater for the 84th Annual Academy Awards. Billy Crystal returned for his ninth stint at host, and with it having been 22 years since his first time hosting, he[...]

Berlinale 2012 Hits the Midway Point

A splendid opening of the Berlinale’s new venue at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele on Schaperstraße, a decisive increase in participants and films at the European Film Market, and more than 250,000 tickets already sold — these are the midway results of the 62nd Berlin International Film Fe[...]

2012 BAFTA Winners Announced

“The Artist” was named Best Film at tonight’s Orange British Academy Film Awards hosted by Stephen Fry at London’s Royal Opera House. The film also won six other awards: Director, Original Screenplay, Original Music, Cinematography, Costume Design as well as[...]

Meryl Streep to Narrate IMAX 3D Documentary

IMAX Corporation, MacGillivray Freeman Films, and Warner Bros. Pictures announced that two-time Academy Award-winner Meryl Streep will narrate “To The Arctic” 3D. The film will be released exclusively to select IMAX theatres starting April 20. “To The Arctic” 3D, from[...]

Homage, Honorary Golden Bear for Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep will be awarded an Honorary Golden Bear at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival. Meryl Streep has appeared in over 40 films and is looked upon as one of the world’s most talented and popular actresses. She has received countless awards and nominations as an artist, including[...]

First Image of Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher Released

— by SHERICE ANTOINETTE — And the Oscar goes to … Meryl Streep! Today, Pathe UK released the first photo of Meryl Streep as British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Talk about a transformation. Streep should win the Best Actress Oscar just for look and presence alone. The biopic, [...]

Under Review: ‘It’s Complicated’

— by JOEL CRARY — Meryl Streep’s Golden Globe nomination for “It’s Complicated” may prove that the actor could draw awards for any role, no matter how pedestrian — compared with her other nominated work in films such as “Doubt” and[...]

A Featurette From ‘It’s Complicated’

— by SEAN GERSKI — Alec Baldwin has recently stated that he plans to retire from acting at the conclusion of “30 Rock.” He basically blamed his less than stellar movie career as the impetus for wanting to leave the business. It’s too bad really, because when Baldwin[...]