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A WOMAN, A PART (2016): New Trailer Starring Maggie Siff, John Ortiz, Khandi Alexander…

A Woman, A Part (2016), John Ortiz, Maggie Siff
A Woman, A Part (2016), John Ortiz, Maggie Siff

A Woman, A Part tells the story of an exhausted, workaholic actress, who leaves her role in a  successful but mind-numbing TV show and returns to her past life in New York to reinvent herself. Maggie Siff, John Ortiz and Khandi Alexander are the stars while Elisabeth Subrin is both writer/ director…

I’m curious about this one because I like getting insight into the lives of actors. Not in a stalking, gossip magazine obsessive kind of way. I’m just curious about the challenges they face and all that it takes to decide to stick with it or not. Usually I’d watch one of the many great The Hollywood Reporter Roundtables for that, but I also enjoy dramatisations, of course. Fingers crossed that this will be worth it.

Dagmara Dominczyk, Cara Seymour and Eszter Balint also star.

A Woman, A Part Release Dates: March 22nd, 2017 (US)…

Happy Film Loving

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THE DROP (2014): It’s Good People. It’s Good

The Drop (2014), Tom Hardy
The Drop (2014), Tom Hardy

Starring two spectacular screen talents in the shape of the late James Gandolfini and British Actor Tom Hardy, The Drop is an expertly executed film.

The Drop (2014), James Gandolfini
The Drop (2014), James Gandolfini

In the dark and grim criminal underworld of Brooklyn New York – where Director Michaël R. Roskam’s movie is set, there’s a brilliant stillness. A certain calm, both within particular characters and what is conveyed atmospherically. Not to say that there isn’t plenty going on here – because there is.

The musical score does a great job of perfectly conveying the many tense and gripping predicaments in which the characters find themselves.

I found myself more than thrilled to be watching Hardy and Gandolfini sharing screen time – perhaps even as thrilled as I imagine both Actors might have been to be working together.

Watch it because true masters are at work and it’s great story. You might even find yourself wondering if it has ever been easier to like the ‘bad guy.’

Happy The Drop 🙂

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