Carey Mulligan – An English Actress Gets An Education and Award Noms
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Carey Mulligan – An English Actress Gets An Education and Award Noms

Carey Mulligan An English Actress Gets An Education and Award Noms by Brad Balfour With An Education, the 24-year-old British actress Carey Mulligan has come out of nowhere to garner the kind of critical acclaim and award notice that few receive so quickly – she’s up for a Golden Globe tomorrow for example. But her performance as 16-year-old … Continue reading

Bon Appetit with Oscar-nominees Meryl Streep & Stanley Tucci
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Bon Appetit with Oscar-nominees Meryl Streep & Stanley Tucci

Bon Appetit with Oscar-nominees Meryl Streep & Stanley Tucci by Brad Balfour Originally posted on February 23, 2010. Looking very Julia Child-like, actor Meryl Streep, the latter half of Julie and Julia, stepped up to the press conference table in a long grey dress cut to mid-calf, wearing a string of pearls. Her screen husband, … Continue reading

Melissa Leo – Down by the Frozen River
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Melissa Leo – Down by the Frozen River

Melissa Leo Down by the Frozen River by Brad Balfour There was early Oscar® buzz about the work veteran actress Melissa Leo has done in Frozen River ever since the feature won last year’s Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for director Courtney Hunt (her feature film debut). Now, of course, her first nomination for Best Actress … Continue reading

Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Vera Farmiga & William Monahan – Meeting with Martin and The Departed
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Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Vera Farmiga & William Monahan – Meeting with Martin and The Departed

MARTIN SCORSESE, LEONARDO DiCAPRIO, MATT DAMON, VERA FARMIGA AND WILLIAM MONAHAN MEETING WITH MARTIN AND THE DEPARTED BY BRAD BALFOUR The following documents two 40-minute press conference sessions merged together that tell the tale about Martin Scorsese’s latest elaborate feature, The Departed, one that finally has garnered him the top Oscar awards – Best Director and … Continue reading

Helen Mirren Presents a Queenly Performance
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Helen Mirren Presents a Queenly Performance

Helen Mirren Presents a Queenly Performance by Brad Balfour For Golden Globe-winning actress Helen Mirren, playing Her Majesty Elizabeth II in The Queen wasn’t such a stretch since she had already given a masterful rendition of another monarch with her uncanny portrayal of Elizabeth I in the 2005 British mini-series. The 61-year old Mirren’s experience in preparing … Continue reading

Heath Ledger Makes His Stand on Brokeback Mountain
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Heath Ledger Makes His Stand on Brokeback Mountain

HEATH LEDGER MAKES HIS STAND ON BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN By Brad Balfour Doing Brokeback Mountain, was as much a challenge for Heath Ledger, taking on what might seem to be a risky role — playing Ennis, a gay cowboy in love with Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal) — as it was taking on a complex restrained character at … Continue reading

Rachel Weisz Steps Through the Garden
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Rachel Weisz Steps Through the Garden

RACHEL WEISZ STEPS THROUGH THE GARDEN By Brad Balfour Though Rachel Weisz has received accolades before, none are more appreciated than an Academy Award nomination. And given that she dies a few minutes in the film The Constant Gardener, it’s even more appreciated she got this attention. But the film is a powerful statement – about … Continue reading