October 5, 1997
Imagine my shock to read Sean Mitchell's article on actress Julianne Moore ("Not Strictly Naked Ambition," Sept. 28) and her performance in the upcoming R-rated "Boogie Nights," where he states that Moore's role as a porn star in the film ". . . involves hard-core scenes in which she has sex on camera with Mark Wahlberg." Really! So Moore and Wahlberg, possibly in an effort to add unheard-of realism to their parts, didn't simply simulate the act but actually engaged in it, right there in front of the crew?
February 11, 1998
Here are the major awards and nominations already gathered by the Oscar nominees in the topeight categories: Best Picture Golden Globe winner: As Good as It Gets The Full Monty Good Will Hunting Nat. Society of Film Critics winner: L.A. Confidential L.A. Film Critics winner: L.A. Confidential N.Y. Film Critics winner: L.A. Confidential Golden Globe winner: Titanic * Best Director Golden Globe winner: James Cameron DGA Award nominee: James Cameron Peter Cattaneo Atom Egoyan Nat.
July 28, 2006 |
For the first time at the Venice Film Festival, all films vying for the top Golden Lion award will make their world premiere at the late summer event, organizers said Thursday. Among those in competition at the Aug. 30-Sept. 9 festival: Allen Coulter's "Hollywoodland," starring Adrien Brody and Ben Affleck. The movie dramatizes an investigation into the death of George Reeves, star of the 1950s TV show "Adventures of Superman."
December 4, 2002 |
When the Sundance Film Festival announces its lineup, it's always interesting to see who emerges as the indie queen of the moment. Lili Palmer, Parker Posey and Christina Ricci have rotated as the girls most likely, but this year the honor goes to Patricia Clarkson, who has roles in at least five festival selections.
March 23, 2006 |
For the first time, British playwright David Hare will premiere a play in the United States. "The Vertical Hour" will open on Broadway on Nov. 30 with Julianne Moore in the lead role and Sam Mendes directing. The play, about a teacher at Yale who meets an older man while on vacation in Wales, is described as a work that illustrates "how life has subtly changed for so many people in the West in the new century."
May 11, 2008
Heralded Brazilian director Fernando Meirelles ("City of God") has landed the coveted opening-night slot Wednesday at the 61st annual Cannes Film Festival. His film "Blindness," starring Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo, is a psychological thriller about a city succumbing to an epidemic. It joins a slate of films including Clint Eastwood's thriller "Changeling," starring Angelina Jolie, and Steven Soderbergh's double Che Guevara biopics: "The Argentine" and "Guerrilla." Screening outside of competition at the festival, which ends May 25, is Steven Spielberg's "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull."