Lists

THE GREATEST AMERICAN FILMS OF THE SEVENTIES: #29

By John H. Foote 29. AN UNMARRIED WOMAN (1978) An Academy Award nominee for Best Picture, this superb Paul Mazursky film gave Jill Clayburgh the role of her career as Erica, a beautiful near fortysomething who goes through a startling transformation. Seeming to be the perfect couple, they have it all. A daughter, beautiful apartment,…

FINALLY: GAYS, MOVIES AND GETTING IT RIGHT

By Craig Leask In 2016 the film Carol which starred Cate Blanchett as a bored housewife who falls in love with an aspiring female photographer (Rooney Mara)  earned six Oscar nominations. The following year Moonlight, a film ultimately about a gay black youth struggling to find acceptance and his identity in a world filled with…

TOM HANKS: THE GREAT PERFORMANCES AFTER CAST AWAY (2000)

By John H. Foote For his magnificent performance in Cast Away (2000) Tom Hanks won the coveted New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor seeming to pave the way for a third Academy Award which would have made him the first actor to win three Oscars for Best Actor. Further he would have…