With the 86th Academy Awards ceremony only days away, we’re getting ready for the year’s best acting.
Before 2012 can disappear from our memory banks, how about a look back at the year’s most gratifying moviegoing experiences?
Is it possible that ‘Skyfall,’ the 23rd entry in the James Bond series of spy thrillers, is actually the best one yet?
You’d have to travel quite a ways, metaphorically speaking, to find an acting quartet more skilled than Judi Dench, Tom Wilkinson, Maggie Smith, and Bill Nighy. But the film sacrifices a degree of focus and intensity.
A half-century after her death, she and her legend continue to haunt us. And that, combined with the pleasure of watching a skilled actress portray her on the big screen, makes ‘My Week with Marilyn’ fascinating despite its limitations.
The movie’s about J. Edgar Hoover, but it feels more like J. Edgar Makeup.
Mia Wasikowska plays the titular protagonist: a poor, plain-speaking, and observant young woman who struggles to become independent against all odds.