From the first overheated moments of “Bridesmaids,” with its Kama Sutra-plus-six-positions sex — so satisfying for him, so exhausting for her — it’s clear we’re in for that rarest of treats: an R-rated romantic comedy from the Venus point of view. Read more>>
Betsy Sharkey began her career as a feature writer for Dallas Morning News and has since written for The New York Times, TV Guide and Esquire among others. She joined the Los Angeles Times as an entertainment editor, then film critic. Wrote Faye Dunaway's memoir, "Looking for Gatsby" and Marlee Matlin's "I'll Scream Later." She has a B.S. (Journalism) and an M.S. (Communications Theory) from TCU.
Articles by Betsy Sharkey
There is a down-home comfort saturating “Country Strong,” in that “somebody done somebody wrong song” way, that almost carries you through when its music-drenched melodrama gets predictable. Which is pretty much as soon as the fragile, still-in-rehab country superstar played by Gwyneth Paltrow starts talking about the baby bird she’s found and is trying to save. So like, Scene 2. Read more>>
Derek Cianfrance’s “Blue Valentine,” starring Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling, is a beginning and an ending, an intensely intimate rendering of love that limits itself to that first falling in and that last falling out. Read more>>