Nicole Kidman

Top of the Lake
Jane Campion gets weird(er)

I could watch Elisabeth Moss do anything. A few years ago, at the height of her fame as proto-feminist Peggy on Mad Men, Excedrin started rerunning an old commercial she did for them, and it’s utterly unlike anything else you might see on TV selling something; she could be doing…

Kidman, Efron, and onanism

Lee Daniels’ The Paperboy is just as relentlessly visceral as his previous film Precious. It’s a deeply flawed movie, perverse in many ways and retrograde in others, but through most of it, I was still rather entertained.