Meryl Streep

The Post

Meryl Streep stars as real-life publisher Kay Graham, who “inherits” the reins of the Washington Post after the death of her husband. Regarded by the boys’ club of men who make up the paper’s Board of Directors as something of a joke, Kay soon finds herself smack dab in one of the most shocking and …

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The Giver

It is not writer Lois Lowry’s fault that it took 20 years for her acclaimed YA book The Giver to make it to the big screen. It’s not her fault that within this time, the teen dystopian trend makes The Giver looks like a rehash of many movies that have come before it in the …

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Doubt

Based on a Tony-winning play, and put to screen with an entirely new cast (a controversial choice, I’ve heard, as the Broadway stars all won raves and awards for their portrayals of the same characters), the movie somehow succeeds in feeling slight and too long. It is the early 1960s, and Sister Aloysius (Meryl Streep) …

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The Hours

The Nose. Much hubbub has been made about The Nose. Specifically Nicole Kidman’s prosthetic nose in her role as Virginia Woolf in the film adaptation of Michael Cunningham’s acclaimed novel The Hours. Apparently test audiences didn’t even recognize her in the film, and wondered if they had missed something. But The Nose is hard to …

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August: Osage County

August: Osage County features its own special sort of effed up family. Matriarch Violet (Meryl Streep) is a withering mean old biddy. Violet has been diagnosed with mouth cancer—which is a little bit more than symbolic, considering all the bile that comes spewing from her face in the form of words. Of her three children, …

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