‘Judy’: Zellweger takes a big step towards Oscar gold in a small, incomplete biopic

“Judy” – It’s the late 1960’s, and a star is fading.  Judy Garland’s (Renee Zellweger) star, because the bright, beautiful shine on her career – which includes “The Wizard of Oz” (1939) and Oscar nominations for “A Star is Born” (1954) and “Judgment at Nuremberg” (1961) – seems like a lifetime ago. She feels like a terrible mother to her two preadolescent children Lorna and Joey. She’s also broke and homeless. Judy needs to jumpstart her career and earn a living, and through some very helpful advice, she earns a…

Our 10 favorite Oscar nominations: 5. Glenn Close – Best Actress

5. Glenn Close – Best Actress – Look back at any decade since 1979, and Meryl Streep could be called America’s Most Celebrated Actress.  Streep collected 21 Oscar nominations and nabbed three wins over her career, so it is difficult to make a case for another actress to topple this aforementioned, fictional acting title.  In the 1980’s alone, Streep collected seven Oscar nominations and two Best Actress wins for “Kramer vs. Kramer” (1979) and “Sophie’s Choice” (1982), but if she is the most decorated actress from the 80’s, Glenn Close…

Close honors “The Wife” with an Oscar-worthy performance

“The Wife” – Look back at any decade since 1979, and Meryl Streep could be called America’s Most Celebrated Actress.  Streep collected 21 Oscar nominations and nabbed three wins over her career, so it is difficult to make a case for another actress to topple this aforementioned, fictional acting title.  In the 1980’s alone, Streep collected seven Oscar nominations and two Best Actress wins for “Kramer vs. Kramer” (1979) and “Sophie’s Choice” (1982), but if she is the most decorated actress from the 80’s, Glenn Close might be the runner-up.…

Celebrate Ingrid Bergman’s birthday with ‘Anastasia’ on Amazon

On Aug. 29, 1915, Ingrid Bergman was born in Stockholm, and this legendary actress certainly made worldwide impact in the movies during her long, fruitful career.   The Academy nominated her six times for a Best Actress Oscar and once for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar from 1944 to 1979, and she won three times, including Best Actress for “Anastasia” (1956). Set in 1928 Paris, Bergman plays the title role as Anastasia, a mental-shaken woman with bouts of amnesia, but with claims that she is the long lost daughter of the fallen Russian tsar,…