Posts Tagged Jennifer Lawrence
Zero Dark Thirty
–decade long hunt for Osama bin Laden after 9/11 and take-out by Seal Team Six
directed by: Kathryn Bigelow
written by: Mark Boal
starring: Jessica Chastain, Chris Pratt, Joel Edgerton, Kyle Chandler, Jennifer Ehle
in theaters: December 19
—spaghetti western. It’s QT. I see EVERYTHING he makes.
written and directed by: Quentin Tarantino
starring: Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson
in theaters: December 28
Silver Linings Playbook
–After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.
written and directed by: David O. Russell
starring: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert DeNiro, Julia Stiles
in theaters: November 23
directed by: Joe Wright
screenplay by: Tom Stoppard
starring: Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Matthew Macfadyen
in theaters: November 16
directed by: Tom Hooper
starring: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter
in theaters: December 28
Grace of My Heart 
written and directed by Allison Anders
–Loosely based on the tumultuous rise of singer/songwriter Carole King, Grace of My Heart is a tour-de-force and one of my favorite films ever. Starring Illeana Douglas, Grace of My Heart takes viewers through the music biz from the famed Brill Building to communes and the hip 60s and beyond as one woman strives to find her own voice in a male-dominated industry.
written and directed by Adrienne Shelly
–a charming and heart-warming film about an independent, spirited small-town woman [Keri Russell] determined to leave her abusive husband and make it big on her own.
Monsoon Wedding 
directed by Mira Nair
Away from Her 
written and directed by Sarah Polley
–a graceful love story about a woman with Alzheimer’s
Searching for Debra Winger 
directed by Rosanna Arquette
–documentary on women in film, which includes amazing and very honest commentary from stars from Gwyneth Paltrow to Whoopi to Vanessa Redgrave to Salma Hayek to Charlotte Rampling to of course Debra Winger. It’s great that these women feel comfortable with age but sad to see the frustration and that there still is the issue of great roles for women over 30.
Broken English 
Written and directed by Zoe Cassavetes
– story of Nora [formidable, immensely talented Parker Posey], a 35-year-old who seems stuck in a rut—both personally and professionally. Nora has become complacent and settled at her hotel job. She is beginning to delve into the Bell Jar after years of seeming to know what she wanted and now being at the age where she feels she should already be there.
The Namesake 
directed by Mira Nair
–the story revolves around Gogol [Kal Penn], a mid-twenties architect who has been fighting against his traditional Indian family and heritage. He gets pulled back in by an unforeseen family crisis and it changes his outlook and future forever.
Bright Star 
written and directed by Jane Campion
–wondrously languid, romantic and exquisitely filmed. It tells the story of the tender and tragic love affair between poet John Keats [Ben Whishaw] and his muse and love Fanny Brawne [Abbie Cornish] as told through her eyes.
Come Early Morning 
written and directed by Joey Lauren Adams
–a woman [Ashley Judd] who struggles with alcoholism tries to get her life on track
written and directed by Deepa Mehta
2 Days in Paris 
written and directed by Julie Delpy
–an American and a Parisian talk a lot, fight a lot
written and directed by Karyn Kusama
–focus on female boxers
written and directed by Sofia Coppola
–a wayward actor [Stephen Dorff] and his heartfelt relationship with his daughter [Elle Fanning]
The Parking Lot Movie 
directed by Meghan Eckman
–three years following the ins and outs of the attendants at a parking lot in Virginia. truly riveting. really.
written and directed by Laurie Collyer
–after serving a three-year prison sentence, Sherry [Maggie Gyllenhaal] returns to New Jersey to try to re-establish family ties, including one with her daughter
The Hurt Locker 
directed by Kathryn Bigelow
–heart-pounding thriller about the guys who diffuse IEDs in Iraq
The Kids Are All Right 
co-written and directed by Lisa Chodolenko
–the teenage children of lesbian parents decide to contact the sperm donor and meeting him has implications on the entire family
Please Give 
written and directed by Nicole Holofcener
Winter’s Bone 
written by Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini
directed by Debra Granik
–a teenager [Jennifer Lawrence] searches for her father in dangerous, bleak meth-country
My father always said to me I’m a late bloomer. I think I’m the oldest person to win this award.
–David Seidler, Best Original Screenplay, The King’s Speech
I have a feeling my career’s just peaked.
– Colin Firth, Best Actor, The King’s Speech
Colin Firth is not laughing. He’s British.
–presenter Kirk Douglas
the BOB is IN again:
Who I thought looked fantastic:
Mila Kunis [Black Swan]– she looks pretty in this frilly lavender Elie Saab dress with train
Jennifer Hudson– wearing orange Atelier Versace
Hailee Steinfeld [True Grit]– in a blush-colored Marchesa gown
Reese Witherspoon– classic black and white old Hollywood glamour in Armani Prive
Gwyneth Paltrow in a metallic Calvin Klein
Jennifer Lawrence [Winter’s Bone] in red Calvin Klein
Robert Downey Jr. [with wife Susan]
Mark Wahlberg [The Fighter] [with wife Rhea Durham]
Cate Blanchett in a lovely, one-of-a-kind design by Givenchy
Helen Mirren in steely Vivienne Westwood