|As an Actor||Leading||11||$3,865,751||$8,107,302||$11,973,053|
|Lead Ensemble Member||1||$12,784,713||$7,250,000||$20,034,713|
|Best known as a Leading Actress based on credits in that role in 11 films, with $11,973,053 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,909)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Valentine (Dead Man Down), Caterine Vauban (I Heart Huckabees), Eva (Amour), Sylvia (The Bedroom Window), Michèle (Elle)|
|Most productive collaborators: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Michael Haneke, Margaret Menegoz, Stefan Arndt, Alexandre Tharaud|
March 15th, 2017
There are a few Oscar-nominated films on this week’s list. However, it was still hard to come up with a Pick of the Week release. Most of them were like Elle with great reviews and weak extras. The DVD for Drunk History: Season Four has more than two hours of extras, but I admit it is an acquired taste. Fortunately, we do have a clear winner: The Love Witch on Blu-ray.
February 26th, 2017
February 26th, 2017
It’s Oscar night and we will be live blogging the show. Before that, let’s take a last look at the nominations with a few annotations. Nominees in italics are those that have received the most votes from our readers so far in our Oscar contest (which is open to new entries until noon, Pacific, today—enter now!). Bold films are those films I think will win. Meanwhile, those that are Underlined are those I want to win. Not all categories have underlined nominees, because not all categories have someone I’m cheering for, or because there are two nominees I couldn’t pick between.
February 26th, 2017
The Independent Spirit Awards winners were handed out last night. While they are rarely a good predictor for the Oscars, Moonlight’s performance was so dominant that its chances of winning Oscars have ticked up a couple of percentage points.
February 17th, 2017
With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. Today we look at Best Leading Actress, which is not competitive. There’s an overwhelming favorite, a long shot with a shot, and then everyone else.
January 24th, 2017
The Oscar nominations were announced starting at 5:18 am Pacific time. Nothing is good that early in the morning. Worse still, it’s a boring year for nominations with very few surprises worth talking about, especially in the biggest categories. Leading the way was La La Land with 14 nominations, tying the record.
January 8th, 2017
The first major awards night was Sunday with the Golden Globes being handed out. La La Land led the way with seven wins, winning in every category it was nominated in. This is great news for its Oscar chances, but there’s already backlash building.
December 12th, 2016
The Golden Globes nominations were announced and we are starting to see a few names pop up over and over again. La La Land led the way with seven nominations, but Moonlight was right behind with six and Manchester by the Sea earned five. You will be hearing those three names over and over and over again this Awards Season.
December 2nd, 2016
There are not a lot of limited releases on this week’s list. Things to Come is earning the best reviews, but it is a foreign-language film and that will limit its box office potential. Believe is the biggest in terms of theater count, but it’s a faith-based film and there’s a chance it will open well below the Mendoza Line. On the other hand, Jackie has the best box office potential and Natalie Portman could win an Oscar for her performance.
November 23rd, 2016
The Independent Spirit Awards nominations were announced last night and thus the 2016 Awards Season begins. There were a few surprises and some snubs to discuss, but for the most part, there’s not a lot nominations that broke the established narrative. It’s because there isn’t really an established narrative. This means films that earn nominations here have a much better chance of doing well going forward and Moonlight looks like it could rise up as a result.
November 11th, 2016
One of the more difficult aspects of this job is keeping track of release dates. For instance, we thought The Love Witch came out two weeks ago, but its release date changed at the last minute. The official site says it’s coming out this week, so if it gets changed again, it is not my fault. It arguably has the best reviews on this week’s list and it is the one I’m most interested in seeing. That said, it is too out there to expect it to find mainstream success.
March 25th, 2016
It is a relatively good week for limited releases with a few films earning stunning reviews. This includes Born to be Blue, which I think has the best shot at mainstream success. April and the Extraordinary World and Mia madre also have a chance at doing well in limited release.
|4/8/2016||Louder Than Bombs||Isabelle Reed||$163,808||$1,264,196||$1,428,004|
|3/25/2016||Valley of Love||Isabelle||$28,648||$35,486||$64,134|
|6/12/2015||Cesar et Rosalie||Marite||$0||$0||$0|
|12/12/2014||Tip Top||Esther Lafarge||$6,050||$1,677||$7,727|
|8/22/2014||Abus de faiblesse||Maud Shainberg||$31,557||$23,384||$54,941|
|2/3/2014||The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby||Mary Rigby||$587,152||$9,920||$597,072|
|3/8/2013||Dead Man Down||Valentine||$10,895,295||$8,704,679||$19,599,974|
|10/19/2012||Mon pire cauchemar||Agathe||$21,456||$47,388||$68,844|
|8/26/2011||Sans queue ni tete||Alice Bergerac||$8,856||$0||$8,856|
|10/1/2004||I Heart Huckabees||Caterine Vauban||$12,784,713||$7,250,000||$20,034,713|
|1/16/1987||The Bedroom Window||Sylvia||$12,640,385||$0||$12,640,385|
|11/19/1980||Heaven's Gate||Ella Watson||$3,484,331||$192||$3,484,523|