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Melissa Leo

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  • 'Everybody's Fine'

    "Relief" is the word for it. It's a relief to see Robert De Niro giving an honest, effective starring performance in a project that does not stink and that, in fact, rises to a respectable level of filmmaking proficiency. How long has it been?...
  • 'Frozen River': Right calls in story full of wrong turns

    At this point, "escalating-bad-decision story" is practically its own cinematic genre, stretching from the noir films of the 1940s through to modern movies such as "Very Bad Things" or "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead." In escalating-bad-decision...
  • Movie review: Frozen River -- 5 out of 5 stars

    It's a face that shows not just the years, but the miles. And when Ray Eddy quietly weeps in the opening moments of Frozen River, the tears follow aged lines formed by worry, poverty and cigarettes. Ray, played by Melissa Leo in one of those career-...
  • Intersecting (and dissecting) cultures on film

    Intersecting (and dissecting) cultures on film
    AN Israeli man and a Palestinian woman fall in love in Berlin against the backdrop of the 2006 World Cup. A white trailer park mom from upstate New York teams with a Mohawk nation woman to smuggle illegal Chinese and Pakistani immigrants into the U.S. A...
  • A great year for water

    A great year for water
    At the Sundance Film Festival, 2008 became a banner year for large bodies of water as "Frozen River" took the grand jury prize for drama and "Trouble the Water" walked off with the top documentary award at the fest's closing night ceremonies Saturday at...
  • Gold Derby nuggets: Golden Globes analysis | Rock and Roll HOF inductees | 'Dexter' producer cuts loose

     
    • In his first forecast of the Golden Globes, Scott Feinberg predicts "Up in the Air" to win best drama, director (Jason Reitman) and actor (George Clooney) though Mo'Nique ("Precious") will best the "Air" supporting actresses -- Vera Farmiga and Anna...
  • Shrewd DVD strategies reap rewards with Oscar nominations

     
    So how did "A Serious Man" pull off that underdog Oscar nomination for best picture? Perhaps because it was among the first wave of DVD screeners shipped to academy members, long before the deluge of discs that arrived during the holiday season. Such an...
  • This weekend: ‘Undercover Boss’ season finale; ‘Treme,’ ‘The Tudors’ debut; PBS delivers ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’

     
    Sunday night means another logjam of major programs. CBS' “Undercover Boss,” the biggest new hit this season, wraps up its first year with a visit to 1-800-Flowers. ABC offers two hours of “Brothers & Sisters” and promises fam...
  • 'Treme' -- HBO's next fierce Emmy juggernaut?

     
    Looks like "Treme" may help HBO to become a major player in the Emmy race for best drama series again. Ever since "The Sopranos" won the trophy after its final year, HBO has nabbed only one nomination in the category — "Big Love" last year. It lost to...
  • HBO picks up ‘Treme’ for second season

     
    “Treme” just premiered Sunday night, but HBO announced today that the New Orleans drama will have a second season. Michael Lombardo, president of HBO Programming, raved about the new series from David Simon, creator of “The Wire.”...
  • HBO's 'Treme' gets a second season

     
    "Treme" has been picked up for a second season, HBO announced Tuesday. “I can’t think of another show that is more emblematic of what we aspire to be as a network than 'Treme.'" Michael Lombardo, president of HBO Programming. "In the tradition of 'The...
  • Emmy predix: Best TV drama actress

     
    Our resident Emmy seers Chris "Boomer" Beachum and Robert "Rob L" Licuria (AwardsHeaven.net) agree on four of the six stars who'll be nominated for best drama actress: Kyra Sedgwick ("The Closer"), January Jones ("Mad Men"), recent Golden Globes and SAG...