Sunday, June 16, 2024

Julianne Moore Throws Her Hat in the Ring for 2020 Oscars as “Gloria Bell” Opens with a 100% Rating


Weren’t the Oscars like a week ago? Didn’t Olivia Colman win Best Actress?

Oh, that was so 2019.

Today Oscar winner Julianne Moore opens in “Gloria Bell,” a movie with a rare Rotten Tomatoes score– a 100%.

I haven’t seen it because distributor A24 only 1 screening opportunity this week. Oh well.

Other reviewers who did get to see it praised Moore and co-star John Turturro, as well as director Sebastián Lelio, who remade his own 2013 Chilean film for Americans.

Even Anthony Lane from the New Yorker, who dislikes everything regular people like, sent glowing notices:  “For the millionth time, the female of the species is let down by the male, and that’s that. The genius of Moore, though, is how plausibly, and how patiently, she fills the spaces of ordinary living.”

So one Best Actress spot seems to be taken, and it’s only March 8th. Maybe we should have a mid year Oscars in September for the early films of the year!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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