Joy (****) – Norma Rae can stuff it

Joy - 2015 Written and Directed by David O. Russell Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Edgar Ramirez, Diane Ladd, Virginia Madsen, Isabella Rossellini, Bradley Cooper, Elisabeth Röhm, Dascha Polanco If there is a special ability portrayed by the actors and director of Joy, it's that none of this feels that much like a movie. This half-fiction portrayal of the life of the creator … Continue reading Joy (****) – Norma Rae can stuff it

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Red Riding Hood has a woman’s touch, but it ain’t enough

Red Riding Hood - 2011 Directed by Catherine Hardwicke Starring Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman, Julie Christie, Virginia Madsen, Billy Burke, Shiloh Fernandez, Max Irons, Lukas Haas Written by David Johnson based on the Brothers Grimm tale Catherine Hardwicke must have high standards.  She declined to direct Twilight: New Moon, which then made about a gazillion dollars. … Continue reading Red Riding Hood has a woman’s touch, but it ain’t enough