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Watch: Michelle Williams Navigates Life and Longing in Trailer for Polley's 'Take This Waltz'

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood February 6, 2012 at 2:17PM

Michelle Williams considers the fact of being alive (and a kind of idiotic, marvelous, ridiculous longing) in the new trailer for "Take this Waltz" (Magnolia, June 29), Canadian actress-writer-director Sarah Polley's follow-up to 2006's "Away from Her," which earned two Oscar nominations, for her screenplay and star Julie Christie.
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Michelle Williams considers the fact of being alive (and a kind of idiotic, marvelous, ridiculous longing) in the new trailer for "Take this Waltz" (Magnolia, June 29), Canadian actress-writer-director Sarah Polley's follow-up to 2006's "Away from Her," which earned two Oscar nominations, for her screenplay and star Julie Christie.

Polley's romantic triangle drama, which co-stars Seth Rogen and Luke Kirby, premiered at Toronto, where it scored 89% on the Tomatometer. ThePlaylist writes that "Take this Waltz," named after a Leonard Cohen song, has "edges sharp enough to stab."

This article is related to: Trailers, Directors, Michelle Williams, Toronto, Genres, Indies


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.