September 8, 1990 |
Watching Shelley Winters in "Touch of a Stranger" (AMC Century 14), is a bit like seeing strong liquor poured into a tissue paper cup and then trying to get a sip before it explodes or dissolves. Winters pours out heart and guts in a role that's a pale, blowzy pastiche of everything she has done before--a sort of Shelley-shally. Her role as the reclusive Lily isn't real, despite all Winters' efforts.
October 22, 2000 |
Liz Smith is good for the rabble. For more than 50 years, in columns in the New York Daily News and Newsday, among other venues, she has served dish about the rich and powerful, people who think that money can protect their privacy. The rabble have never had their privacy protected. Family fights, keeping too many cats, letting dirty laundry pile up and engaging in orgies go into files if you're poor and have to deal with agencies. So Liz levels the playing field.
November 22, 1987 |
I can't wait until I'm 45 and get all those great parts. --Elizabeth Hartman, in a 1971 interview. The first reports of 43-year-old Elizabeth Hartman's June 10 suicide here were sketchy. Homicide detectives weren't sure just who the slight woman was who had thrown herself from the fifth-story window of her efficiency apartment. A handful of neighbors volunteered what they knew. She was an unemployed actress, they thought, who had starred long ago in some movie with Sidney Poitier.
January 11, 2011
Here's a look at four fascinating film matriarchs and the actresses who admire them "Lolita" (1962) The magnificent mom: Blowsy and deluded, Charlotte Haze (Shelley Winters) didn't realize she was raising the archetypical jailbait ? and lost her daughter to an obsessed older man. Seal of approval: "Shelley Winters was brilliant ? she brought a subtle edge to that role, which became both terrifying and touching. " ? Sally Hawkins ("Made in Dagenham") "Tootsie" (1982)
January 17, 2002 |
The American Cinematheque's "Grand Master: The Films of Stanley Kubrick" continues at the Egyptian tonight at 7:30 with the presentation of "Lolita" (1962). When Kubrick brought the controversial Vladimir Nabokov novel to the screen, he cast 15-year-old newcomer Sue Lyon in the title role without specifying her age, which in the book was only 12.