Rachel Getting Married (DVD)

Bride wars…

Although she lost out to Kate Winslet for Best Actress at the Academy Awards earlier this year, Anne Hathaway certainly puts in an Oscar-winning performance in Rachel Getting Married. Indeed, her turn as the troubled Kym is the beating heart of Jonathan Demme’s film, and the reason it is quite so memorable a movie.

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The Reader (DVD)

More than words

The Academy has been known to make questionable choices when it hands out those Oscars every February, but their decision to name Kate Winslet as Best Actress at this year’s ceremony was clearly the right one. For her performance in Stephen Daldry’s The Reader is, like the film itself, powerful, moving and provocative.

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