Parkland retells the history of the day JFK was assassinated through the eyes of the important peripheral figures involved in the tragedy, ranging from the young doctor tasked with saving the President to the secret service men working the motorcade to Lee Harvey Oswald's family members. Clearly, it's a very serious film. Just how serious?Even if you had no context for Parkland, and even if you watched the trailer on mute, you would have no doubt about the film's dramatic intentions thanks to...Read Full Story
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There's more going on here than in any three films. Cooper and Lawrence give soaring, hilarious performances.
Cinematic depictions of mental illness are tough to judge as authentic. But, it doesn't matter if they're authentic, what matters is whether they're entertaining. Movies love to entertain us with stories about crazy people, it makes us feel better because, hey, at least we're not that lunatic. In...Read Full Story
Jacki Weaver has been nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her work in Animal Kingdom. She plays the terrifying matriarch of the fictional Cody crime family in the gritty Australian drama, which focuses on a boy named J and his initiation into a world of armed robbery.At 63 Weaver has gone largely unnoticed for much of her career. Her screen credits go back to 1971 with the Australian sex comedy Stork, and she's been performing on stage and screen ever since.The 2011 Oscars will be held...Read Full Story
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