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Country Strong (review)

There’s solid workmanship and an authentic emotional muscle in this movie. I was startled to find myself overwhelmed, eventually, by its ragged charms and its rough-edged vision of female power and pain.

trailer break: ‘Country Strong’

The title makes me think of WristStrong, Stephen Colbert’s parody charity movement against wrist violence… and what we know about the film so far seems to imply that being country strong means taking strength from jealousy and substance abuse.

female gazing at: Pierce Brosnan

Rewatching The Greatest on DVD today reminded me what a lovely fellow Pierce Brosnan is. I’m not someone who gets starstruck, but once I saw Pierce Brosnan on the streets of Manhattan, and I actually, literally went weak in the knees. I had never experienced that sensation before — or, sadly, since: he’s simply that … more…

The Greatest (review)

First-time writer-director Shana Feste has made a wise, insightful movie about family, grief, and how awful and how wonderful it is to discover that life goes on after someone you love dies.

trailer break: ‘The Greatest’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… Carey Mulligan and Susan Sarandon and Pierce Brosnan? Nice. Yes, the boyfriend is Aaron Johnson, aka Kick-Ass. The Greatest opens in the U.S. and Canada on April 2; no U.K. release date has been announced.