The indie awards are not so indie this year.
After intriguing us with his enigmatic presence in Winter’s Bone, then quietly disturbing us as the maniacal cult leader in Martha Marcy May Marlene, the increasingly versatile John Hawkes now reveals his softer side in endearing comedy drama The Sessions. That rare thing, a populist movie that also happens to be a good one, audiences will rightly flock to see The Sessions – and so should you. Just one word of warning… if Mr. Hawkes wants you to start crying in public, you will start crying in public.
Thus began the renaissance of Bradley Cooper
It sounds like it’s going to be the cheesiest film in the world, doesn’t it? “When you come back from a loss, beat the odds, and never say never, you find a champion.” Yiesh, could they lay it on any thicker? If you wade through the Hollywood clichés, you’ll find the true story of a teen amputee who followed her dreams to become a champion surfer. But there’s a LOT of wading…