Perplexing: criticism of overacting in "American Hustle" when the film's FOCAL point is assuming a role & taking it too far (overacting).
— Nick Prigge (@NickPrigge) January 19, 2014
One of the first features I did on this blog was Forgotten Characters and like last year I'll launch my 2013 year in review soonish by looking back at some of my favourite fleeting performances from 2013. Alex (AND SO IT BEGINS) takes a look at fifteen. LINK
It'll be a few weeks before I finish one of these but Jose (POP MATTERS) reveals his top of 2013 and I especially love what he has to say about The Past. LINK
In addition to being a movie I really, really, really, really liked Inside Llewyn Davis is the 2013 film I keep searching for reviews about (for 2012 it was Holy Motors). This one from Tim (ANTAGONY AND ECSTASY) is one of my favourites. LINK
Bill Ryan (THE KIND OF FACE YOU HATE) writes an excellent essay on Stanley Kramer as a director, specifically his "comedic" sensibilities in It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World, one of the Stanley Kramer films I've yet to see. LINK
And, as a bonus: I LOVE Julia Roberts so I keep grinning whenever I remember this post from Jason (MY NEW PLAID PANTS). Like him, I don't know why I was allowed to watch Pretty Woman so often, and at such a young age. LINK