SPOTLIGHT AUGUST 2018: Emily Mortimer, Actress, Producer, Screenwriter and Loyal Feminist Colleague

emily_mortimer 018.tifEmily Mortimer’s new film, The Bookshop, releases theatrically this month, and she’s doing a lot of press. She is disarmingly charming. The the longer you speak with her, the more she seems to the quintessential English lady, one whose personality encompasses the casually polite and well-appointed elegance of a gal you might encounter on a commuter train from Oxford to Southhampton, along with the admirable qualities of stalwart Women’s Land Army volunteers who fed their country during World War II. Continue reading…

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, Dec. 29-Jan. 4: A MOST VIOLENT YEAR

Opening Jan. 2, the AWFJ Movie of the Week is A Most Violent Year, the latest work from writer/director J.C. Chandor (Margin Call, All is Lost). It takes place in New York City in 1981, the most crime-ridden year in the history of the Big Apple, and stars Oscar Isaac as immigrant and heating oil company boss Abel Morales. Along with his wife Anna (Jessica Chastain), Abel works hard to make his business a success, but is beset by challenges including hijackers who steal the oil from from his trucks and a vindictive district attorney (David Oyelowo) seemingly hell bent on destroying the company. And so, as the city erupts into violence behind him, Abel embarks on a mission to turn his luck around. Read on…

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AWFJ Women On Film – Alessandro Nivola Chats Life and “Coco” – Jennifer Merin interviews

Alessandro Nivola has made more than two dozen films during the past twelve years, and his roles just keep getting better and better. His career is unusual in that it bounces back and forth across the Atlantic, and has currently landed him in the court of French filmmaking — acting in French — in “Coco Before Chanel,“ Anne Fontaine’s fine biopic about the French designer before she became a brand. Nivola plays Arthur ‘Boy’ Capel, a young man of privilege and the paramour of the young Chanel (Audrey Tautou).

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