Film Talk

GREAT PERFORMANCES: WARREN BEATTY IN BULWORTH (1998)

By John H. Foote Watching Warren Beatty dressed up in gangsta clothing, rapping his political speeches was often hysterical. Yet if you listen to what he is saying, really listen, there is an urgency, a primal scream in the words telling us how things are, how to fix them, and the cost of doing so.…

GREAT PERFORMANCES: EDWARD NORTON IN AMERICAN HISTORY X (1998)

By John H. Foote Derek (Edward Norton) is an imposing figure as he stands in the middle of his street, wearing only boots and jockey shorts. Muscles ripple, a swastika covers his heart, various tattoos cover him, his head is shaved. He puts down his gun, gingerly as the police arrive, placing his arms above…

GREAT PERFORMANCES: SEAN PENN IN DEAD MAN WALKING (1995)

By John H. Foote When he comes into view there is unmistakable swagger in his walk, despite being in chains, an arrogance, a huge chip on his shoulder, hair perfectly teased into a pompadour, his eyes blaze with seething anger. It is as though he challenges anyone he encounters, as though he has something to…

JANE FONDA TO RECEIVE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD AT GOLDEN GLOBES

By John H. Foote Two-time Academy Award winning actress and nominated five other times, groundbreaking artist Jane Fonda will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award at this year’s Golden Globe Awards. Fonda is a multiple Golden Globe winner and nominee, earning best Actress (Drama) for Klute (1971), Julia (1977) and Coming Home (1978), as well as…