Posts Tagged ‘Meryl Streep’

Sophie’s Choice

“The truth does not make it easier to understand, you know.” When a choice is referred to as a “Sophie’s Choice” most people understand that the choice must be an impossibly difficult one between two unbearable options. But if it wasn’t for Meryl Streep’s performance in the 1982 film directed by Alan J. Pakula (and…

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The French Lieutenant’s Woman

“You have planted a dagger in me, and your damned freedom gives you license to twist it in my heart!” Meryl Streep received her first nomination for Best Actress in a film that one would think had been lost in time if not for the recent Criterion Collection release — Karel Reisz’s 1981 film “The…

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Kramer vs. Kramer

“I didn’t know it’d happen to me.” Meryl Streep won the first of her three Oscars for her supporting role in Robert Benton’s 1979 film “Kramer vs. Kramer.” Of course, as of this episode, it’s the second nomination for her out of nineteen nominations — more nominations than any other actor. And when you watch…

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The Deer Hunter

“One shot.” Michael Cimino’s 1978 film “The Deer Hunter” is definitely a divisive film, one about which a LOT of people have found plenty of things to say and argue about. Aside from all of that, it’s also the film for which Meryl Streep received her first Oscar nomination. Join us — Pete Wright and…

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