Nicole Kidman

The Railway Man

Nebbish 60-ish Eric Lomax (Colin Firth) is a railway fan. It’s 1980, and he sports his big, plastic frames and a fuzzy moustache, making him look weirdly like a dead ringer for Kurt Vonnegut. It’s a little unclear what he does for work, but his brain prefers to click with numbers, routes, and time-saving train …

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Stoker

Somehow an “elegant thriller” titled Stoker about a young woman whose estranged uncle surfaces after the death of her father conjures up spooky, noirish notions of vampires and writerly types. It also seems strangely old-timey. It takes a moment then, to adjust to the fact that the film is set in the present day, where …

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Paltrow joins Kidman in cast of transsexual true story ‘The Danish Girl’

In an intriguing film development that I just got wind of, Nicole Kidman will be playing the lead role of Einar Wegener, the world’s first post-op transsexual, in the adaptation of the novel The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff. The novel, based on a true story, follows Einar’s struggle with his need to become a …

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