27Sep

Renée Zellweger Takes “Judy” Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Renée Zellweger and Finn Wittrock in JUDY Photo credit David Hindley Courtesy of LD Entertainment and Roadside Attractions (1) copy

Photo credit: David Hindley Last week I went to a small screening of the new film "Judy" starring Renée Zellweger, Jessie Buckley, Finn Wittrock, Rufus Sewell, and Michael Gambon. I was very excited about this film, as both a film buff and fan of Judy Garland herself. Her career was fascinating, and the end of her life so tragic, as she died at a young 47 years old (younger than me!). The film focuses on Winter 1969 when Garland's career in America was floundering. She was unable to care for her two young children and put a roof over their Read More

15Sep

On Seeing “Bridget Jones’s Baby” and Meeting the Women Behind the Movie

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I read Bridget Jones's Diary during a pivotal period of my life: my 20's. I related to Bridget in so many ways. We were both single city girls who could hardly balance a check book yet alone keep a job. We both worked in media - she worked in publishing, I worked in television. We both had quirky friends and loved our city lives, hers in London, mine in NYC. We both kept diaries (I really did!) about our love lives. We both screwed things up and made rather clumsy mistakes with men. I wore platform shoes, she wore mile high heels and short skirts. At Read More