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Top 5 Most Beautiful (and talented and youngish) Actresses Working Today

16/01/2017

Almost five years ago I posted my top 5 most beautiful, talented and youngish (30ish or younger) actresses working at that time and those five actresses remain popular and in demand.  This is my current list which includes only one obvious choice in Emma Stone and in no particular order you are:

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Emma Stone

Best known for La La Land (Chazelle, 2016).  Really got my attention in Irrational Man (Allen, 2015).

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Kristen Stewart

Best known for:  The Twilight Saga (2008-2012).  Really got my attention in Clouds of Sils Maria (Assayas, 2014).

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Jena Malone

Best known for Donnie Darko (Kelly, 2001).  Really got my attention in The Neon Demon (Refn, 2016).

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Carey Mulligan

Best known for An Education (Scherfig, 2009).  Really got my attention in Inside Llewyn Davis (Coen, 2013).

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Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Best known for Death Proof (Tarantino, 2007).  Really got my attention in 10 Cloverfield Lane (Trachtenberg, 2016).

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Honorable Mentions: Margot Robbie, Rooney Mara, Elle Fanning, Anya Taylor-Joy, Alicia Vikander, Rachel McAdams, Felicity Jones

Recent Viewings

15/10/2016

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Blue is the Warmest Colour (Kechiche, 2013)

*** 1/2 / *****

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Citizenfour (Poitras, 2014)

**** / *****

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 Life Itself (James, 2014)

*** 1/2 / *****

Ouija (White, 2014)

02/08/2016

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Scary opening albeit horror cliche extravaganza (like a 2 sec “ohhh” to remind us that she’s scared and the dusty old doll found in an attic). Movie has decent teen victim perfs esp the UK’s Ovilia Cooke.  Most of the death scenes are effective but completely derivative.  Horrible score.  Barely makes it above water after complete indulgence in said cliches.

** / *****

Films to Watch

29/06/2016
Ava’s Possessions
Battle Royale
Burying the Ex
Capricorn One
Catch 22
Cherry 2000
Event Horizon*
Farenheit 911
Fear and Desire
Grey Gardens
High Tension
Hush*
Inside
Killer’s Kiss
Martyrs
McCabe and Mrs. Miller
Night Moves
Odd Thomas
Persona
Preservation
Raze
Spartacus
Tampopo
The Burbs
The Candy Snatchers
The Cruise
The Firemen’s Ball
The Graves
The Joy of Painting
The Killer (Woo, 1989)
The Killing (Kubrick, 1956)
The King of Comedy (seen it – want a re-watch, it’s brilliant)
The Last Movie
The Sinful Dwarf – this could be difficult
The Thin Blue Line
Toy Story 3
Virginia
We Are Still Here (ehhh?)
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf
Cary Grant marathon
An Affair to Remember
Bringing up Baby
Charade
Gunga din
Holliday
Monkey Business
None But the Lonely Heart
Notorious (seen it)
Only Angels Have Wings
Penny Serenade
Petticoat junction
Suspicion*
Sylvia Scarlett
The Awful Truth
The Philadelphia Story
To Catch a Thief (seen it)
Walk Don’t Run

Top 100 Films of the 1990s

13/02/2016

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WIP…..

Happy New Year!

08/01/2016

I am working on The Top 100 Films of the 1970s by Movie Poster – and they will all be films I have seen!

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AMC (1984 – )

31/07/2013

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What started as short run network owned by AMC Networks in 1984 changed hands 10 times before it came out with its first original series, Remember WENN, in 1996. God knows what its about but it must be good. In 2002 AMC started playing classic movies from all decades, a departure from its original format of Marx Brothers films or anything not released after 1960. Originally, AMC didn’t play 24 hours.

Now with Mad Med, Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead, after watching all three,..and more to come… they signify a move from film to tv series as American evening entertainment. At least in the smart American homes.