This was awesome . . . with amazing stuff from Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt and Shia LeBeouf.
It’s always fun looking back on old “Seinfeld” episodes, and of course it’s even more fun when old cast members are involved in the discussion. So, watching Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Elaine) and Jason Alexander (George) discuss the Chinese restaurant episode and The Contest episode is a real treat.
Today, we take Meryl Streep’s brilliance as an actress for granted. We’ve seen so many magical performances through the years. Still, one can’t help but be blown away by Streep’s Oscar-winning performance in this film.
From the review in the New York Times:
Meryl Streep has already established herself as a performer of that caliber, but nothing in her earlier work fully anticipates ”Sophie’s Choice.” In Alan J. Pakula’s faithful screen adaptation of Mr. Styron’s novel, Miss Streep accomplishes the near-impossible, presenting Sophie in believably human terms without losing the scale of Mr. Styron’s invention. In a role affording every opportunity for overstatement, she offers a performance of such measured intensity that the results are by turns exhilarating and heartbreaking.
“Sophie’s Choice” is certainly worth a look, but be prepared for some excruciating scenes. I won’t get into any of the details as one needs to experience this film without knowing its destination.
When she’s not advocating social justice and raising awareness about mental health, Jessica Chastain is starring in the critically acclaimed films with which we associate her. For someone who didn’t experience stardom until the age of 31, Chastain has wasted no time in catching up in ranks with the long-time superstars of Hollywood. In fact, TIME magazine named Chatsain one of the 100 Most Influential People in 2012, and reputation-wise there’s no doubt that she is one of the most revered actresses of today. With her upcoming movie, Eve, soon to be released – let’s take a look back at some of Chastain’s best roles so far.