In this dramatic comedy by Nicole Holofcener, Emily Mortimer starred as timid and insecure Elizabeth Marks - one of three daughters the middle one in a dysfunctional family. As she turned slowly and asked for a candid evaluation and critiquing of the imperfections of her lithe body, he told her, reluctantly: "You ain't bad. Director Marc Forster's mainstream Oscar-winning film was remarkable for its sexual candor and intensity, displayed through sexual couplings to ease life's pains. Halle Berry won a Best Actress Oscar for her portrayal of estranged African-American single-mom and waitress Leticia Musgrove, who became involved with hard-drinking, racist, emotionally-drained Georgia prison death-row guard Hank Grotowski Billy Bob Thornton. He often had sex with prostitutes Vera Amber Rules in an early scene , favoring his accustomed position from behind.
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The Best Movies of the s - Paste
The second World War was, of course, a heavy thread through the first half of the decade, providing fodder for stories on the one hand and on the other, a desire for the escapist balm of comedies and musicals. The s saw the emergence of the auteur , filmmaking led by the director as opposed to the writer. The s saw the rise of Technicolor but also of film noir with its dark, cynical, moody and fatalistic stories of hard-boiled detectives and treacherous women. At the same time, screwball comedies proliferated. This was the decade of Hepburn and Tracy, Bogart and Bacall, of nostalgia and neo-realism, star-crossed lovers and double-crossing villains.
List of sports films
This compilation of films covers all sports activities. Sports films have been made since the era of silent films , such as the film The Champion starring Charlie Chaplin. Films in this genre can range from serious Raging Bull to silly Horse Feathers.
Director Ken Russell's R-rated sci-fi thriller with impressive visual and sound effects was based upon a Paddy Chayefsky novel - it was also Chayefsky's final film. In the basement of a medical school Dr. Jessup floats naked in total dakness.