Janet Gaynor

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2013

    Will Jennifer Lawrence Be The Youngest Best Actress Oscar Winner, If She Wins?

    Quvenchane Wallis will be the youngest anything if she wins. But let's talk about Jennifer Lawrence. She was nominated before, for Winter's Bone, when she was even younger. She's in the huge franchise The Hunger Games, which will surely pay for her old age. And in the meantime, she's nominated for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    Beyonce's Out Of A Star Is Born! I Know Who Should Replace Her

    A Star Is Born has been redone even more times than my living room. (See below for previous versions.) And the throbbingly emotional show biz tale, filled with music and suicide, was set to be done one more time, with chair-talker Clint Eastwood directing and Beyonce starring. But the singer had ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2011

    An Oscar For a Mute Performance? Can Happen

    A lot of oddsmakers are talking up Jean Dujardin for his silent turn in the mostly speechless The Artist. And Max Von Sydow is getting a supporting push for playing a traumatized man who communicates via facial expressions and note writing in Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close. But a friend of mine ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2008

    The Worst Broadway Plays of All Time

    I recently blogged about the worst musicals I've ever seen, but what about the straight plays, as it were? Surely even without people bursting into song at odd, embarrassing moments, a show can pierce through your skull like a runaway power drill. So I've dutifully looked through my vicious, sneerin ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    July 2, 2008


    3epkano provides the soundtrack to a silent-film classic

  • Film

    July 4, 2006

    Tough Love

    The romantic fever dreams of an underappreciated master

  • NYC Life

    June 25, 2002

    Star Trek

    Adrian at the Met