Caryn James

Meryl Streep Wins BAFTA, Loses Shoe, Saved By Colin Firth

  • By Caryn James
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  • February 13, 2012 12:28 AM
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Just when it looked like Viola Davis was going to zoom straight through to the Best Actress Oscar, Meryl Streep won the BAFTA for The Iron Lady. Well, she was playing Margaret Thatcher and they are the British Academy Film Awards, so who knows if her victory means anything for the Oscars, but never mind that. While Davis has emerged as the queen of the stirring acceptance speech, Streep has been the wonderfully zany winner, and last night was one of her best appearances.

George Clooney In Alexander Payne's Brilliant, Touching "Descendants"

  • By Caryn James
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  • November 16, 2011 10:13 AM
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Watch George Clooney as he runs around a corner in The Descendants,  shot from a distance. If he had a little more weight he might waddle, but that flat-footed run  -- in boat shoes and shorts and a golf  shirt - is enough. This is the way a middle-aged guy moves, and the character,  Matt King, is no movie star. He’s a family man racing to ask his best friends to give him the name of the Other Man his critically injured wife had been sleeping with.    

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