Posts Tagged ‘Meryl Streep’
Meryl Streep misses her high notes in this muted music drama.
Meryl Streep has proven her singing ability time and again, so it seems more than a bit perverse to cast her as one of the worst opera singers in recorded history, which is what Florence Foster Jenkins does. She plays the title...
Meryl Streep rocks out in Ricki and the Flash.
A typical entry with an atypical provenance, Ricki and the Flash is an attempt by Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme and screenwriter Diablo Cody to make a comfy family comedy for the older crowd. It’s not the nicest fit f...
An award-winning play becomes a nice actors’ vehicle in August: Osage County.
I need to say this right off the bat: I haven’t seen Tracy Letts’ play August: Osage County on stage. I’ve heard that the play, which won every major prize available to it in 2007, boasts a level of story and character de...
Had enough of all the wailing and gnashing of teeth that accompanied last Tuesday’s Oscar nominations? Don’t worry, I’m not going to join them, even if the omission of Albert Brooks for Drive left me wanting to stick a fo...
Dallas-based blog site FrontBurner wrote about ESPN choosing Fort Worth over Dallas as production headquarters for covering the Super Bowl, prompting this classic reader comment: “If cities were aging beauties then Fort W...