Comedy is hard. Tragedy is easy. Especially when it comes to casting. When those jokes fall flat, they fall flat. It's deadly. Simply put, finding the right comedic actor for a television comedy…
When a top film-casting director, Joseph Middleton ("Mr. & Mrs. Smith," "The Heartbreak Kid"), gets together with a top television casting director, Rick Millikan ("Shark," "Bones"), what do they…
"I sat dumbfounded watching this performance in 'Gone Baby Gone.' Every moment, every detail in Amy Ryan's performance is spot-on."
"They were so powerful together in 'Control.' When something is unexpected, it takes you by surprise, and those performances did that for me."
"'Stephanie Daley' is the story of a teenager who gets pregnant and makes a lot of choices based on her own judgment. Of course, one of the most shocking and chilling scenes is when Amber Tamblyn…
The popular Premieres section of the 2008 Sundance Film Festival is filled with the customary selection of movies featuring stars venturing outside the mainstream to do something presumably more…
"It's the small moments to watch for in 'Californication.' The tiniest moments that show the character and actor's core without Dave almost doing anything, but allowing it to happen."
"Meeting Ben Foster for the first time was strange. I didn't recognize him and I had just seen '3:10 to Yuma' two days before. At this photo session, I saw a shy towhead reading a book and struck up…
"In 'Into the Wild,' that scene in the truck where Hal Holbrook is asking to adopt the young man, that is one of the best performances I've ever seen. It broke me into pieces."
"Viggo is so minimal and so stoic. His performance in 'Eastern Promises' is one of the best I've seen all year. Viggo is such an inventive actor; he is wonderfully intuitive, and he has great…
"Marion Cotillard in "La Vie en rose" was absolutely astonishing, and the synthesis of the performance with the whole film is superb. As much as inhabiting Piaf, she was also creating a creature, and…