Laura Linney: Articles


'Sully' Movie: Tom Hanks Is Latest Clint Eastwood 'All-American Hero'

Sully movie with Tom Hanks as US Airways pilot Chesley Sullenberger: Clint Eastwood homage to the “noble and decent American” threatened by a “heartless government.” 'Sully' movie review: 'Taut, straightforward' drama features Clint Eastwood's latest all-American hero When considering Sully, Clint Eastwood's taut, straightforward account of heroism on trial, it […]


'Kinsey' Movie Review: Liam Neeson as Controversial Sex Researcher

Kinsey movie with Liam Neeson, Laura Linney At one point in Kinsey, Liam Neeson's polemical Dr. Alfred Kinsey tells a reporter that it would be “useless” to make a film of his 1948 book on male sexuality. Be that as it may, Kinsey would probably have recognized that his extraordinary […]


Freida Pinto & Dev Patel + Meryl Streep & Kate Winslet: SAG Awards Definite Oscars Precursor? + PGA Winners

Freida Pinto and Dev Patel: SAG Awards' Best Cast winners. Danny Boyle's sleeper hit Slumdog Millionaire marked the feature film debut of British actor Dev Patel and Indian model Freida Pinto; the former plays a slum denizen with a seemingly inexplicable ability to get all the right answers in India's version […]


Nicole Kidman & Keith Urban + Robert Osborne & Miley Cyrus: The Oscars

Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman on the red carpet at the 2008 Oscars. Nicole Kidman has been nominated for two Best Actress Academy Awards: Baz Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge! (2001), with Ewan McGregor, and Stephen Daldry's The Hours (2002), with Meryl Streep and Julianne Moore. Kidman […]


Oscar Nominations: Greed & Murder + Corruption & Deception + Where's Vanessa Redgrave?

Atonement with Vanessa Redgrave. Having made her big-screen debut in the late 1950s (Behind the Mask) and a steady film actress since the mid-1960s (Blow-Up, Camelot), Vanessa Redgrave was bypassed by the 2008 Oscars for her performance in Joe Wright's period drama Atonement, which earned a total of seven nominations. In […]


Catherine Deneuve & Laura Linney Tributes: AFI FEST

Catherine Deneuve with Ludivine Sagnier, Virginie Ledoyen, Danielle Darrieux, Isabelle Huppert, Firmine Richard, Emmanuelle Béart in François Ozon's delightfully off-kilter 8 Women. The all-female cast shared best actress honors at both the 2002 European Film Awards and at the Berlin Film Festival. The AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival (AFI […]


Prix César Low-Budget Surprise + Muslim Father-European Son Road Movie Tops Mar del Plata

30th César Awards The 2005 Prix César du Cinéma winners were announced at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris on Feb. 26. Gad Elmalehacted as Host and Isabelle Adjani as President of the Ceremony. Abdel Kechiche's L'Esquive was the surprise winner at the 30th César du Cinéma ceremony. Set at a Parisian housing project filled with […]


Johnny Depp Family Movie Tops Highly Eclectic National Board of Review Awards

Johnny Depp family movie Finding Neverland. Directed by Marc Forster, and starring Johnny Depp as Peter Pan creator J.M. Barrie and Kate Winslet as Sylvia Llewelyn Davies, the audience-friendly, truth-distorting period piece Finding Neverland was the National Board of Review Awards' Best Film winner. Making his screenwriting debut, David Magee […]