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Posts Tagged "best actress Oscar"

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BUtterfield 8 ** (1960, Elizabeth Taylor, Laurence Harvey, Eddie Fisher, Dina Merrill, Mildred Dunnock) – Classic Movie Review 6417

Elizabeth Taylor won the 1961 Best Actress Oscar as Gloria Wandrous, a beautiful New York fashion model and classy call girl with problems, in director Daniel Mann’s 1960 drama based on the novel by John […]

Dec, 17

The Piano **** (1993, Holly Hunter, Harvey Keitel, Sam Neill, Anna Paquin, Kerry Walker) – Classic Movie Review 6387

Director Jane Campion’s triumphant 1993 romantic drama is probably her best, most famous, most successful movie. On a $7 million cost, it earned $40 million in the US alone. It won three Oscars, for Best Actress […]

Dec, 10

Places in the Heart **** (1984, Sally Field, Lindsay Crouse, Ed Harris, Amy Madigan, John Malkovich, Danny Glover) – Classic Movie Review 5126

Writer-director Robert Benton’s 1984 US Deep South drama was a triumph for both him and his star Sally Field, who won her second Best Actress Oscar for her typically spunky performance as Edna Spalding, the sheriff’s […]

Mar, 10

The Blind Side *** (2009, Sandra Bullock, Quinton Aaron, Tim McGraw, Lily Collins, Jae Head) – Classic Movie Review 5056

Sandra Bullock won an unexpected Best Actress Oscar in 2010 for her capable performance in The Blind Side (2009) as caring woman Leigh Anne Tuohy who crucially helps homeless and traumatised teenage African-American boy Michael Oher (Quinton Aaron), who […]

Feb, 24

Room **** (2015, Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Joan Allen, William H Macy, Sean Bridgers) – Movie Review

Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay star as Ma and Jack, a devoted mother and her spirited five-year-old son, who are trapped in a windowless, 10-foot by 10-foot room, where bizarrely Ma tries to create a life for them […]

Dec, 21

La Ciociara [Two Women] **** (1961, Sophia Loren, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Raf Vallone, Eleonora Brown) – Classic Movie Review 2361

Co-writer/director Vittorio De Sica’s vintage 1961 drama stars Sophia Loren who won Best Actress awards at the 1961 Cannes Film Festival and the 1962 Oscars for her glorious tour-de-force. Speaking in her native Italian, Loren […]

Apr, 05

Darling **** (1965, Julie Christie, Dirk Bogarde, Laurence Harvey) – Classic Movie Review 2270

Director John Schlesinger’s triumphant triple-Oscar-winning 1965 road-to-ruin melodrama stars Julie Christie at her most luminous. She is so compelling and gorgeous that she won the Best Actress Oscar for her performance as Diana Scott, an […]

Mar, 15

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