Tag Archives: Oscar: Actress (Lead Role)

Blue Jasmine (2013)

SYNOPSIS: Official Movie Website After everything in her life falls to pieces, including her marriage to wealthy businessman Hal (Alec Baldwin), elegant New York socialite Jasmine (Cate Blanchett) moves into her sister Ginger’s (Sally Hawkins) modest apartment in San Francisco … Continue reading

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Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

SYNOPSIS: Official Site Life doesn’t always go according to plan. Pat Solatano (Bradley Cooper) has lost everything — his house, his job, and his wife. He now finds himself living back with his mother (Jackie Weaver) and father (Robert DeNiro) … Continue reading

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The Iron Lady (2011)

SYNOPSIS: Movie Website THE IRON LADY tells the compelling story of Margaret Thatcher, a woman who smashed through the barriers of gender and class to be heard in a male-dominated world. The story concerns power and the price that is paid … Continue reading

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Gone with the Wind (1939)

SYNOPSIS: DVD Cover David O. Selznick’s production of Margaret Mitchell’s Pulitzer Prize winner is a sweeping Civil War romance that won 10 Academy Awards® (including Best Picture). Its immortal characters of Scarlett O’Hara (Vivien Leigh), Rhett Butler (Clark Gable), Ashley … Continue reading

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Black Swan (2010)

SYNOPSIS: Black Swan Official Site A psychological thriller set in the world of New York City ballet, Black Swan stars Natalie Portman as Nina, a featured dancer who finds herself locked in a web of competitive intrigue with a new … Continue reading

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I Want to Live! (1958)

SYNOPSIS: DVD Cover Prostitute, party girl, perjurer, bad-check passer, petty criminal. She’s all this and more…but is she a murderer? Susan Hayward won 1958’s Best Actress Academy Award® for her “sensational, nerve-shattering performance” (Los Angeles Times) in this harrowing, “must-see” … Continue reading

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Annie Hall (1977)

SYNOPSIS: Internet Movie Database Neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditsy Annie Hall. REVIEW I must start out by admitting that I am not a big fan of Woody Allen, except for Match Point and … Continue reading

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Born Yesterday (1950)

SYNOPSIS A million dollar Tycoon hires a tutor to teach his lover proper etiquette. Source: IMDb.com REVIEW Loved it! I think this movie should be required viewing for every politician today. I was not expecting much, thinking it was another … Continue reading

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Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)

SYNOPSIS In her remarkable portrayal that won her the 1971 Best Actress Academy Award®, Ellen Burstyn stars as widow Alice Hyatt, traveling in a packed station wagon with her son along a bumpy road to a new life. With Alice … Continue reading

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Suspicion (1941)

SYNOPSIS Well-to-do wallflower Lina McLaidlaw is in love, perhaps in danger. She susprects that Johnnie Aysgarth, the playboy who swept into her life and married her, is a murderer – and that she is his next intended victim. Alfred Hitchcock’s … Continue reading

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