Annette Bening stated a well-known fact: ‘Men have been mistreating women, on and off screen, for a very long time.’The actress, a former governor of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, shook her head and noted that Gloria Grahame, the one-time femme fatale she portrays in Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool (in one of the year’s best performances), did a string of post-war pictures where, time and again, she was beaten up on screen.
She would go back to her dressing room, ‘undress and take off April’, then head back to the hotel and have a glass of rosé with Cherry Jones. ‘All us girls hung out one afternoon and larks were had,’ she said.
The sublime film was shot in London and it’s that rare beast: a politically themed movie that’s also fun to watch.
You have the right to say that.‘Sometimes it’s intimidating, especially if you need a job and you’re young.
But you say NO and you don’t go in the room.’Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool goes on UK release on November 17.
Thom Southerland, who directed Hancock in Grey Gardens, will reunite with his star and direct the production at the Charing Cross Theatre, where previews begin on February 19. The film plans explain why there won’t be an NT Live screening of Oslo.
For many of us, Thanksgiving kicks off a season of celebration which doesn’t really seem to stop until sometime in January.
I probably don’t have to tell you that large gatherings of people, festive parties, and times when everyone is supposed to be part of a happy family can be especially hard if you’re single […] Read more When you think about addiction, you probably conjure up an instant picture.
Perhaps alcohol comes to mind, or you may picture something darker.
I saw a musical version in New York, which was unspeakable.
But I imagine a ‘straight’ version would work better, especially one featuring the quick-witted Ms Hancock. Rogers plan to make a cinema version of their acclaimed play Oslo, which started at the National Theatre last month and is now playing at the Harold Pinter.
The truth, however, is that there are many different types of addiction from which men and women suffer every day.