Awards Season Gets Rolling with Crix Picks

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If you're a fan of the late-year awards season, be sure to add Movie City News to your hit list, because they deliver some consistently excellent coverage. Mid-December is when most of the critics' groups start doling out their accolades, and so far we've gotten input from reviewers' groups in Boston, Los Angeles, New York, and Washington. Back to Article

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StickyKiwi

Kelley Kent

[b]slow year for actresses?[/b]
For the first year in recent memory, coming up with Best Actress candidates is quite hard. Or maybe this year all the really powerful female performances are in much smaller limited-release films (V. Farmiga in "Down to the Bone"), or worse, in mediocre films (G. Paltrow in "Proof").

I must say, I am quite surprised at the numerous awards bestowed on Reese Witherspoon for "Walk the Line." I saw this movie over the weekend, and while I loved the movie and the performances, Reese I felt was the weaker of the two leads. Yes, I admire her singing and she does get to display a wide array of emotions, but I wasn't moved by her performance. Nothing striking nor special in it. She just never commanded the scenes she has, although this may be because Joaquin was just so damn good himself.

On a side note: Both P.S. Hoffman & Joaquin deserve to win, noy for their years of outstanding and *overlooked* work, but because by far these two performances were rock solid and are completely unforgetable.

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