The 38th Best Actress of All-Time: Nicole Kidman

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best film: Eyes Wide Shut. I could easily go with Moulin Rouge and may very well just do that the next time I revisit them both. They’re both masterpieces and feature strong performances from Kidman

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The 39th Best Actress of All-Time: Julie Delpy

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best film: Before Sunset is the peak of Linklater’s “Before” trilogy and, frankly, Linklater’s oeuvre. Broken Flowers is also a strong candidate for Delpy’s best just pure film but she’s a minor character in that

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The Honeymoon Killers – 1970 Kastle

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The one and only film from opera director Leonard Kastle He famously hated Bonnie and Clyde for being so glamorous and beautiful so this is his answer- “real” people and a 1970 doc-like stark black

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A Hen in the Wind – 1948 Ozu

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A superior formal work—poetic and beautiful Post-WW2 of course with his cohorts Sakamoto in Ryu in support but it’s really a simple story of Kinuyo Tanaka (superb) who has to prostitute herself to pay for

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The 40th Best Actress of All-Time: Holly Hunter

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best film: The Piano is a masterpiece, Jane Campion’s best film, and I constantly go back and forth with Schindler's List as to which one is the best film of 1993. So, needless to say

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The 41st Best Actress of All-Time: Uma Thurman

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best film: Pulp Fiction. It’s a seminal film in the 100+ year history of narrative cinema and a fine choice to have as the best film for any actress. Her other collaboration with Tarantino, Kill

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Ocean’s Thirteen – 2007 Soderbergh

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It’s a minor revelation for me- first time seeing it since theater in 2007 when I liked it as an entertaining movie, but was largely oblivious to Soderbergh’s clear mise-en-scene brilliance on display--  it's an art

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Record of a Tenement Gentleman – 1947 Ozu

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It’s a blending of Ozu’s brilliant style and a bit of post WWII neo-realism—truly works Ryu and Sakamoto in support here but Chôko Iida is superb in the lead performance—full arc, gruff and indifferent at

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The 44th Best Actress of All-Time: Marion Cotillard

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best film: Inception. Cotillard, in her brief career, has been in six top-10 of the year films but Inception is clearly the greatest of those films. She’s probably in no more than 10-15 minutes of

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The 45th Best Actress of All-Time: Lauren Bacall

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best film: The Big Sleep is arguably the greatest noir film and the greatest Hawks’ film of all-time (and many would argue the best Bogey film and I see the argument for sure). It’s a

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