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Best Actress Rewind: 1980

Best Actress Rewind is back! Oscar-watcher Matt Mazur challenges the Academy's choices in his favorite category, comparing the Academy nominees with his own (frequently better) nominees!

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'In the Bedroom' Highlights a Career of Risk-Taking

Mazur heads for coastal Maine, where the film was shot, for an in-depth look at the crown jewel in a career of amazing performances by Spacek. He also eats a lot of seafood, takes a hard look at ageism and discovers how location can inform an actor's work just as much as it can a writer's.

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North Country (2005)

As the film more or less locks you into Josey's perspective, it appears that even the bleak environment denotes her perpetual exhaustion.

Cynthia Fuchs
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The Ring 2 (2005)

Rachel misses the fact that she's living in a horror movie sequel, which ordains that she's not anywhere near 'starting over' in the usual sense.

Cynthia Fuchs
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