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Philip Seymour Hoffman.  Dead.  So sad, such a loss, a great talent gone and in such a wasteful way.   When I was a child, my grandmother, who had worked in theatre, had a picture of a famous actress of her day, with whom my grandmother had worked...Meggie Albanesi.   I asked about her and Nan said she died of a drug overdose.   It was reported as an intestinal illness, you did not talk about drugs ...
Posted on February 3, 2014 and filed under Just Talking!
In no particular order, let's look at the ten nominated films for Best Picture and the performances that help achieve their nominations. 1. Saw AMERICAN HUSTLE for the second time this week.   Great movie, great performances, I am   really impressed.   However, for me, one of the most riveting performance came from the uncredited  Robert De Niro, in the small part of the infamous gangster Meyer Lansky or someone based on him.  (I wasn't clear on this.)   Anyway it's a ...
Posted on January 30, 2014 and filed under Just Talking!
So now we come to Oscars Best Actor nominees for 2014.  Again I will list them in alphabetical order, Leading and Supporting:  and a lusty, lustrous list it is, with a couple of surprising omissions.    Still that is the business and if you focus on what awards you might win, or be nominated for, you will probably fail your career. Barkhad Abdi, nominated for Best Supporting Actor in the terrific CAPTAIN PHILLIPS as the pirate Abduwali Muse, who leads the pirate ...
Posted on January 25, 2014 and filed under Just Talking!
As I watched the Golden Globes on Sunday, I mused about the two ceremonies I had attended, the first when I was nominated for THE LION IN WINTER and second time when friend, Anthony Hopkins was nominated for SILENCE OF THE LAMBS..... I went along as his pal, because Jenni, his wife was stuck in England.  I didn't win and Tony did not win, which was very surprising, but never mind he went on to win the Oscar that ...
Posted on January 15, 2014 and filed under Just Talking!, Recent Projects
  I think I may have mentioned that, being a member of the Academy and BAFTA, I get to vote during the Awards season.  This is a an honour and a privilege that I covet, as I love watching movies.  Well here's two more to add to the current list...I watched Fruitvale Station, which is a powerful and terrific film, based on true events, with excellent acting and direction.  The film was written and directed by first time Director Ryan ...
Posted on December 1, 2013 and filed under Just Talking!, Recent Projects