Monday, April 26, 2010

Best Actress 1988: The Resolution!

5. Melanie Griffith in Working Girl:

Griffith has some good moments, but she mostly doesn't handle the character very well, and the material drags her down.

4. Signourney Weaver in Gorillas In The Mist: Signourney Weaver delivers an outstanding performance that is sometimes brought down by the flatness of the script, but is very powerful work.

3. Jodie Foster in The Accused:

Foster is completely real and heartbreaking as Sarah, who shouldn't be a likeable person, but Foster is able to put us on her side and she is exceptional all the way.

2. Meryl Streep in A Cry In The Dark:

Meryl Streep gives one of her best performances, always intriguing the audience. Subtle, fascinating work.

1. Glenn Close in Dangerous Liaisons:

Close gives a chilling, brilliantly layered performance which is never overplayed or underplayed. Brilliantly executed.


Louis Morgan said...

Just what I expected.

Sage Slowdive said...

Not my pick, but it's alright :)

Robert said...

Seems like a really strong year! Except Griffith. I'm ashamed to say I haven't seen ANY of these performances, which is really a crime because I love Sigourney, Meryl and Jodie.

joe burns said...

Louis: It was hard to decide between Streep and Close, but I decided on Close.

Sage: I hope you like Glenn once you do this year, which I hope you'll do soon!

Robert: It is a really strong one! Stronger then 2002, i think. And start watching!

Malcolm said...

Close and Streep are quite close here. Is this the strongest year you had for Best Actress nominees?

And what year is next? It's fun. Great write-up.

dinasztie said...

Yeah! Close is the best!

joe burns said...

Malcolm: Thanks! And I think that 2006 was the strongest one I've done, but this is a more interesting year. 1974 is next.

Dinasztie: I knew you would be pleased!