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Melissa Leo

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  • Top Ten Time: The Best Movies of 2010

     
    It's that time of year, time to ponder and consider and reconsider and remember the movies of the past twelve months. The big questions have been wrestled with — How do you weigh the merits of the three “Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”...
  • ‘Fighter,’ Swan,’ ‘Kids are All Right’ lead Screen Actor’s Guild Nominations

     
    The SAG Award nominations are out, and the Actor's Guild did its usual bang-up job of recognizing films filled with fine performances. Natalie Portman, Jeff Bridges, Colin Firth, Melissa Leo, Hailee Steinfeld (“TRue Grit”), Amy Adams, all very...
  • Movie Review: The Fighter

     
    Acting for the silver screen doesn't get more raw, moving or accomplished than what you see in “The Fighter,” that rare film in which every performer in it leaves the viewer in awe. The quartet at its heart — Christian Bale,  Amy Adams,...
  • Golden Globes nominations — ‘The Tourist?’ Are you bleeping kidding me?

     
    The 68th annual Golden Globes are all about “The Tourist,” not exactly the most critically acclaimed movie to ever earn top drawer nominations for its no-chemistry stars, Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie. Depp was nominated for best actor in a...
  • The Morning Fix: Golden Globes! Viacom blasts Comcast-NBC deal. Sirius CEO Mel Karmazin looks ahead.

     
    After the coffee. Before figuring out why the Golden Globes snubbed me once again! The Skinny: Brett Favre's streak ended. Does that mean I can end mine? Time to obsess over what the Golden Globes means for the Oscars. Viacom......
  • Critics’ groups go for ‘Black Swan,’ ‘Social Network,’ ‘True Grit’

     
    The LA Film Critics named “The Social Network” best picture, but also showed love to “Carlos” and “Mother” “Animal Kingdom” and “A Prophet.” The New York Film Critics also honored “The...
  • Melissa Leo — one Oscar nomination pays amazing dividends

     
    It was two short years ago that “Frozen River,” an indie film that offered character actress Melissa Leo that rare leading-lady role, became a critical darling, collecting a slew of honors including a best- actress Oscar nomination for Leo. And i...
  • Amy Adams learns to cuss and not blush for “The Fighter”

     
    That cannot be our sweet and wholesome little Amy Adams, playing Charlene the barmaid, donning a wicked-fierce Boston accent and cussing a blue streak in “The Fighter.” Can it? Such language! “Sonofa” this and “Motherofaâ...
  • Oh baby: Mark Wahlberg is a hit at 'The Fighter' premiere

     
    In "The Fighter," Mark Wahlberg plays a tough guy — a down-on-his-luck boxer trying to make a comeback. But in real life, the actor might just be a big softie. At the film's Hollywood premiere Monday evening, he was doing......
  • Movie Review: Welcome to the Rileys

     
    “Welcome to the Rileys” is a movie about life after death.  Not the supernatural sort, but the life that those left behind choose to live after a loved one dies. Well cast and nicely acted, it's another piece of the puzzle of what Kristen...
  • Today’s interview, Melissa Leo

     
    That old adage about awards and nominations getting an actress's phone ringing has never been more true than in the case with Ms. Leo. The  “Frozen River” star parlayed that success to dazzling turns in three awards-worthy films this holiday....
  • 'The Fighter': David O. Russell finally makes a comeback

     
    There are any number of wonderfully oddball things about "The Fighter," starting with the fact that Mark Wahlberg plays Christian Bale's younger brother in the film, even though Bale is, in reality, nearly three years younger than Wahlberg. But the......