The title character of Truman is neither the American president nor either of the two longtime best friends at the center of this lovely, melancholy/comic Spanish film. It’s an adorably ugly dog — a Bullmastiff — living with his master Julián (Ricardo Darín, of The Secret in Their Eyes) in Madrid. An actor currently seducing...
Cynthia Nixon is super busy. She’s starring on Broadway, alternating lead roles with Laura Linney in Lillian Hellman’s 1939 play “The Little Foxes,” for which she’s getting a torrent of rave reviews. She’s on movie screens across the...Show More Summary
As you watch Cynthia Nixon and Laura Linney tackle the vastly different women at the center of Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes, your mind may begin to play tricks. It’s a testament to the stars’ immense versatility that audiencesShow More Summary
“A Quiet Passion,” Terence Davies’ masterful new movie, plays out in the sunny gardens and lamp-lighted drawing rooms of 19th-century Amherst, Mass., where Emily Dickinson spent most of her 55 years patiently making her monumental contribution to American literature. At first glance, the film,...
Written and directed by Terence Davies ("The Deep Blue Sea "), the biopic "A Quiet Passion" chronicles the life of American poet Emily Dickinson (Cynthia Nixon) from her early... For more, visit our blog !
This nimble revival of Lillian Hellman’s 1939 drama features Ms. Linney and Ms. Nixon in alternating roles of Southern womanhood.
Lillian Hellman’s exquisitely vicious drama about a family consumed by greed is bought to acid life on Broadway by the stars Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon playing both lead roles in different performances.
The nasty, tasty snakepit that is Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes has been irresistible to actors and audiences since Tallulah Bankhead chewed the Southern scenery in the play’s 1939 Broadway premiere and Bette Davis did the same in the 1941 film. Show More Summary
There’s little more solemn and sanctimonious than the great-person biopic, but Terence Davies’s “A Quiet Passion,” about Emily Dickinson, breaks the mold. The new movie, which stars Cynthia Nixon, lets a radiant, riotous, insolent humor...Show More Summary
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When Cynthia Nixon was eleven years old, she auditioned for a workshop with the director Mike Nichols. Nixon, who is now fifty-one, recently described the thinking behind her strategy at the time. “You know, child actors, they’re so annoying, and they’re constantly selling themselves,” she said. Show More Summary
A historian of Emily Dickinson's life explains the historical context for the new film A Quiet Passion in which Cynthia Nixon plays the poet
British filmmaker Terence Davies has some great insults for Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. One emerges from the mouth of Emily Dickinson, as played by Cynthia Nixon, in his new film A Quiet Passion. Another he shared with us when we spoke with him last September. Show More Summary
Cynthia Nixon brings a great 19th-century American poet to vivid life in Terence Davies’s new film.
Cynthia Nixon plays the older Dickinson, portraying her as multitudinous, assertive, rebellious, principled, shrill, demure, sensitive, coy, and vain. The post The Blessing and Curse of Emily Dickinson’s Homebound World appeared first on Hyperallergic.
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Unless you’re a student of poetry, you’re likely most familiar with Emily Dickinson from high-school English class — and maybe you think of her as a little on the dreary side. The great British filmmaker Terence Davies — most recently director of The Deep Blue Sea, with Rachel Weisz and ... More »