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'Black Swan' Movie Review: Natalie Portman 'Visceral' Downward Spiral

'Black Swan' movie with Natalie Portman: Distraught ballerina goes mad. 'Black Swan' movie review: Natalie Portman rises to challenge in 'most mature' Darren Aronofsky effort Darren Aronofsky has one of the most amazing talents for not only crafting impeccable works of fiction, but also for framing these works against the backdrop of worlds the average person will never be a part of. In Requiem for a Dream, he took a stylized and brutal eye to the dangerous world of drug addiction. In The Wrestler, he gave us a brilliant and tragic human story set in the world of professional wrestling. In Black Swan, he gave us the fascinating story of one person's psychological downward spiral within the world of professional […]


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'Black Swan' Movie Review: Natalie Portman 'Visceral' Downward Spiral



New York Film Critics Awards Boost Lesbian Romance & Kristen Stewart Oscar Chances

New York Film Critics Awards: Best Film winner is the lesbian romance 'Carol,' starring Cate Blanchett. 2015 New York Film Critics Awards have enlivened Oscar race Catching up with previously announced awards season winners that will likely influence the 2016 Oscar nominations. Early this month, the New York Film Critics Circle announced their Best of 2015 picks, somewhat unexpectedly boosting the chances of Todd Haynes' lesbian romantic drama Carol, Clouds of Sils Maria actress Kristen Stewart, and László Nemes' Holocaust drama Son of Saul. Below is a brief commentary about each of these NYFCC choices. 'Carol' Directed by Todd Haynes, starring two-time Oscar winner Cate Blanchett (The Aviator, Blue Jasmine) and Oscar nominee Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon […]


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New York Film Critics Awards Boost Lesbian Romance & Kristen Stewart Oscar Chances



Lizabeth Scott Dead at 92: Film Noir Star & Elvis Presley Leading Lady

Lizabeth Scott dead at 92: Film noir star of the '40s and '50s Lizabeth Scott, a Paramount star in the 1940s usually cast as film noir heroines, died of congestive heart failure on Jan. 31, 2015, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Scott, born (as Emma Matzo) on Sept. 29, 1922, was 92. (See also: Lizabeth Scott http://www.altfg.com/film/ann-blyth-lizabeth-scott/photo at recent The Strange Love of Martha Ivers screening.) Among the two dozen film featuring Lizabeth Scott – whose hair-style and husky line delivery were clearly inspired by Paramount's own Veronica Lake (along with Warner Bros.' Lauren Bacall) – were the following: John Farrow's You Came Along (1945), with Robert Cummings. Lewis Milestone's The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946), with […]


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Lizabeth Scott Dead at 92: Film Noir Star & Elvis Presley Leading Lady



James Garner Movies

James Garner movies on TCM: 'Grand Prix,' 'Victor Victoria' among highlights (image: James Garner ca. 1960) James Garner, whose film and television career spanned more than five decades, died of “natural causes” at age 86 on July 19, 2014, in the Los Angeles suburb of Brentwood. On Monday, July 28, Turner Classic Movies will present an all-day marathon of James Garner movies (see below) as a tribute to the Oscar-nominated star of Murphy's Romance and Emmy-winning star of the television series The Rockford Files. Among the highlights in TCM's James Garner film lineup is John Frankenheimer's Monaco-set Grand Prix (1966), an all-star, race-car drama featuring Garner as a Formula One driver who has an affair with the wife (Jessica Walter) […]


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James Garner Movies



Gay Marriage Legal in Utah as Lesbian Movie Wins Two Awards from Utah Critics

Gay marriage legal in Utah (at least for the time being) as lesbian romantic drama wins two awards from Utah Film Critics (image: Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos in 'Blue Is the Warmest Color') Yesterday, December 20, 2013, United States District Court judge Robert J. Shelby struck down Utah's anti-gay marriage (a.k.a. anti-marriage equality) laws. The night before, Abdellatif Kechiche's Blue Is the Warmest Color was named Best Foreign Language Film and one of the film's stars, Adèle Exarchopoulos, was named Best Actress by the Utah Film Critics Association. No, this wasn't planned; and true, Blue Is the Warmest Color isn't about gay marriage. However, Kechiche's controversial, sexually daring Palme d'Or winner revolves around the lesbian relationship between a young […]


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Gay Marriage Legal in Utah as Lesbian Movie Wins Two Awards from Utah Critics



NYFCC Winners: Spicy Lesbian Love Story & Wet Hollywood Veteran

Jennifer Lawrence in 'American Hustle' Hot Jennifer Lawrence & wet veteran Robert Redford: New York Film Critics Awards A crime drama featuring con men, mafiosi, and FBI agents, the David O. Russell-directed, real-life inspired American Hustle won three New York Film Critics Circle Awards earlier today, Dec. 3, '13: Best Picture; Best Screenplay for Russell and Eric Singer; and Best Supporting Actress for Jennifer Lawrence for her performance as con man and FBI mole Christian Bale's steamy, big-mouthed wife. (Full list of NYFCC 2013 award winners further below.) Last year, Jennifer Lawrence was the New York Film Critics' runner-up in the Best Actress category for both The Hunger Games and Silver Linings Playbook. The latter film, also directed by David […]


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NYFCC Winners: Spicy Lesbian Love Story & Wet Hollywood Veteran



Norma Bengell: First Actress to Go Full Frontal in Mainstream Films Dead at 78

Norma Bengell dead at 78: Iconic (and controversial) Brazilian film, stage, television, and recording star made history as the first actress to be seen naked (full frontal) in a mainstream film (image: Norma Bengell and John Herbert in 'As Cariocas') Norma Bengell, a sort of Brazilian Jeanne Moreau, Brigitte Bardot, and Jane Fonda rolled into one, died of lung cancer in her hometown of Rio de Janeiro on October 9, 2013. She was 78. Best known internationally for her leading-lady roles in several Italian-made cult classics of the mid-'60s, Norma Bengell was known in Brazil as a controversial show business veteran and for being the first “name” actress (purportedly anywhere in the world) to be seen fully naked – full […]


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Norma Bengell: First Actress to Go Full Frontal in Mainstream Films Dead at 78



Lesbian Sex Scenes 'Turned into Porn': Author Complains About 'Blue Is the Warmest Color' Movie Version

Blue Is the Warmest Color graphic novel writer Julie Maroh discusses Abdellatif Kechiche's film adaptation, its lesbian sex scenes, and her lack of visibility at the Cannes Film Festival (image: Léa Seydoux in Blue Is the Warmest Color) Julie Maroh, the author of the graphic novel on which Abdellatif Kechiche's 2013 Palme d'Or winner Blue Is the Warmest Color is based, wrote a lengthy essay on her blog following both the film's Cannes Film Festival win and vociferous anti-gay marriage protests organized by the Christian far-right that drew more than 150,000 people to the French capital. In the text, Maroh touches on various topics: the “immense and intense” process she has undergone following the movie adaptation of a “ridiculous” story […]


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Lesbian Sex Scenes 'Turned into Porn': Author Complains About 'Blue Is the Warmest Color' Movie Version





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