IN 1711, Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve’s profligate husband left her a 26-year-old impoverished widow. The same year saw the birth of Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont. In 1744, Barbot published a fable about love and sacrifice […]
Film: Any of “Moonlight”, “Manchester By The Sea” or “Fences”.
Male actor: Viggo Mortensen (“Captain Fantastic”) or Denzel Washington (“Fences”).
Female actor: Isabelle Huppert (“Elle”) or Meryl Streep (“Florence Foster Jenkins”).
Supporting male actor: Michael Shannon (“Nocturnal Animals”) or Jeff Bridges (“Hell or High Water”).
Supporting female actor: Viola Davis (“Fences”).
Everybody who asked my opinion agreed that “La La Land” doesn’t deserve one. Vox pop! It will probably scoop the pool, which states its value rather perceptively – a home-town favourite about a home town’s main industry, a lay-down misere!