Thursday, March 21 2013
Meryl Streep is portraying a string of desirous mammas, these days. In Mamma Mia, It's Complicated and Hope Springs, each of the leading ladies are mothers with grown children and a sexual appetite. A healthy one.
Tuesday, August 7 2012
While you can appreciate that Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones are the focus here, as opposed to playing the parents or employers of younger, superficial types, they end up in the same place as those younger types.
Sunday, October 16 2011
As Edith (JoBeth Williams) watches her birder husband head off on yet another adventure in search of a fabulous and strange species, she's not imagining that he's going to come back enlightened, more passionate, or even richer.
Tuesday, December 23 2008
Granting Marley & Me's source in John Grogan's columns, the dog's service as metaphor in the movie is both obvious and uninspired.
Monday, February 5 2007
According to this film women in power are cruel, lonely, and constantly paranoid; not to mention supremely non-sexual.
Thursday, June 29 2006
'You sold your soul the first time you put on that pair of Jimmy Choos.' So ascertains Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep), editor-in-chief at Runway magazine, disdainful of her self-doubting assistant. And so she summarizes yet another tale of a little girl who finds corruption in the big city.
Tuesday, January 13 2009
Sad sells. Let's put it another way: Somewhere, Aristotle is chortling into the sleeve of his tunic. It was the Greek philosopher and literary critic,
Thursday, December 4 2008
MIAMI - When filmmaker David Frankel showed a rough cut of his film "The Devil Wears Prada" to his boss, Fox 2000 Pictures president Elizabeth Gabler,