Metascore critics (32) gave it a 79, which is a strong score--they love Swinton's performance. Who will the critics groups single out for best actress? Will Tilda Swinton beat out Annette Bening, Nicole Kidman, Diane Lane, Jennifer Lawrence, Lesley Manville and Natalie Portman? The problem: someone has to mount a viable campaign for her. Magnolia has not beaten the bushes for Oscars in the past. But the movie reached an almost $5 million gross, which is quite respectable in today's market.
It's not impossible. Folks should check out the film, which while gorgeous and sensuous, is a tad overwrought for my taste. Swinton is simply superb.
Here's my interview with Swinton at release (video and trailer are on the jump):
Part One--I Am Love
Part Two: Orlando Reissue and Passion Projects
Part Three: Film Festivals
TRAILER: I Am Love: