Matt Mazur is a Brooklyn-based film publicist who works on campaigns for documentaries, independent and foreign language films. A die-hard cinephile and lover of pop culture, he spends his free time writing about what he is not working on. Follow him on Twitter @Matt_Mazur
Furious smokers, farm wives, iconic theater roles, women on the edge of a nervous breakdown, and a small truckload of little gold statues. Obviously, we are counting down Jessica Lange's 10 greatest scenes.
One of the most notorious icons in pop culture talks exclusively with PopMatters about shedding scales to create her signature style of performance, codes of silence at movie star tennis brunches, and how a very famous actress once slipped her a mickey at the Russian Tea Room.
On the occasion of his newest film, IFC's The Angels' Share, Statuesque highlights some of iconic UK director Ken Loach's best and brightest contributions to cinema. Today Statuesque looks at the bravura performance of Crissy Rock in Loach's dramatic fable.
1982 saw a rising star named Jessica Lange score a trophy in the Supporting Actress category for what was essentially a lead role in Tootsie, in the same year she was nominated as Best Actress for Frances. Statuesque obviously adores all things Lange, but the award in this category actually should have gone to one of her co-stars.
Loosely based on the gritty 1976 original, the new film never quite takes off and because of this actress Carmen Ejogo’s blisteringly soulful performance will very unfortunately not be getting the awards attention it so richly deserves.
The three performances featured below serve as striking evidence that Amos nurtures rather than neglects her songs as they age, each successive performance expanding on the mythology and narrative of the world she’s created.