May 06
2012

This week’s spotlight covers “She-Devil”, Susan Seidelman’s 1989 comedy about a frumpy housewives revenge after being left by her husband for a beautiful, rich author. New DVD screencaptures from the film have been added to the image library, as well as three video clips from the film. Production notes and my review can be found after the cut. As always, please share your thoughts about the film in the comments. Enjoy your Sunday!

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Apr 29
2012

The movie of the week comes a day earlier this time and will be covered on Sundays from now on. This week it’s “Adaptation”, an important role in Meryl’s career since it literally gave her on-screen legacy a second prime in 2002 – and a thirteenth Oscar nomination. The image library has been updated with DVD screencaptures, three new clips have been added to the video archive (trailers and interviews have been re-added in better quality). As always, production notes and review below. Please let me know what you think of “Adaptation” in the comments.

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Apr 23
2012

Last week I wasn’t able to cover a “Movie of the Week” due to issues with the video archive. Since it’s all working again, this week I’m covering the 1977 mini-series “Holocaust”, for which Meryl Streep won her first Emmy Award in 1978 and had her breakthrough in America and Europe. Screencaptures from all four episodes have been added to the image library, a trailer and six clips have been added to the video archive. The career page has been updated with an episode guide – production notes and a review can be found below. As always, please share your thoughts about “Holocaust” in the comments.

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Apr 09
2012

This week’s movie is Robert Altman’s farewell to radio – and his own farewell to the film industry – “A Prairie Home Companion”. This week we go a bit beyond the usual updates on a film, as I’ve uploaded Meryl’s 2006 appearance at the actual “A Prairie Home Companion”, where she performed at their Independence Day Special. You can watch her performance in two parts in the video archive. You can also find audio files of her on-stage performances in the audio section. As for the film, new quality screencaptures, promotional stills and video clips have been added to the archive. You can find production notes and my review after the cut. And, as always, please share your thoughts on the film in the comments.

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Apr 02
2012

This week’s spotlight movie is “One True Thing”, the 1998 adaptation of Anna Quindlen’s novel. Meryl Streep and Renee Zellweger play mother and daughter who have to face loss and family secrets when the mother is diagnosed with cancer. It’s a small, well acted film, one for the heart. Full review and production notes can be found after the cut. The image library has been upaded with new screencaptures and promotional stills from the film. Edit: Video clips from the film – scenes, making of, theatrical trailer in better quality – have been added to the video archive. As always, tell me what you think of “One True Thing” in the comments.

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Mar 26
2012

This time’s Movie of the Week is a classic of the seventees, with Meryl in a supporting role that is brief but has cemented her image as the rising star of her time – the cool blonde with the icy look. It’s Woody Allen’s “Manhattan”, in which she plays his ex-wife who’s just about to release a tell-all about their marriage. As always, production notes and review below, new DVD screencaptures have been added to the image library – and three new video clips can be found in the video archive. Please tell me your thoughts on “Manhattan” in the comments.

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Mar 19
2012

The movie of the week is “Dark Matter”, the 2007 feature film debut by opera director Shi-Zheng Chen. The film is little known and even lesser reviewed since its theatrical release collided with the killing spree at the Polytechnic Institute and the State University in Blacksburg, Virginia. Its original release was pushed back to an unnoticed release in 2008. As always, production notes and review after the cut. The image library has been updated with new screencaptures and the video archive with three clips from the film. Please let me know what you thought of “Dark Matter” in the comments.

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Mar 12
2012

The movie of the week has been put on hold these last weeks because of awards season. This week’s spotlight is “Ironweed”, the 1987 adaptation of the Pulitzer prize winning novel by William Kennedy, starring Jack Nicholson and Meryl as two prowlers during the Great Depression in Albany, New York. The image library has been updated with screencaptures from the film, three clips have been added to the video archive. Production notes and review after the cut. As always, please share your thoughts on the film in the comments.

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Feb 12
2012

It’s the weekend of the BAFTAs, so what better project to cover as Movie of the Week than “The French Lieutenant’s Woman”. Not only is it the first British film that Meryl has starred in, but until today (well, maybe not until this evening) the only performance that has won her a British Academy Award. The galleries have been updated with over 1.000 quality captures from the film, three clips have been added to the video archive. As always, production notes and review after the cut. And I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the film in the comments.

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Feb 06
2012

This week we cover “Rendition”, Gavin Hood’s 2007 political thriller about the United States’ practice of extraordinary rendition. You can learn more about the film by checking its detail page. The galleries have been updated with Blu-Ray screencaptures of the film and its making of documentary, new clips have been added to the video archive as well. As always, you can find my review after the cut, I’m interested to hear your comments on the film!

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