Qualifying Roles

These films contain a Qualifying Role performance – or perhaps more!

The Magnificent Seven (2016)

Posted in Movies | Begun 09/23/2016
The Magnificent Seven (2016)

Ain’t nothin’ modern about this retread.

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Calvary

Posted in Movies | Begun 08/15/2014
Calvary

A visceral knockout punch and remarkably beautiful piece of filmmaking.

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Get on Up

Posted in Movies | Begun 08/01/2014
Get on Up

Structure worked against it, but it’s a riotously good time and Boseman is *sensational*.

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About Time

Posted in Movies | Begun 11/01/2013
About Time

Qualifying Role for Domhnall Gleeson | Sweet and sentimental in the best sense of those words. Grab a Kleenex (you”ll be glad)…

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Take Shelter

Posted in Movies | Begun 06/25/2012
Take Shelter

Qualifying Role For Michael Shannon | Easily one my top ten of all time… maybe five…

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Pusher II

Posted in Movies | Begun 05/31/2008
Pusher II

Poor Tonny is the anti-Hannibal.

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American History X

Posted in Movies | Begun 05/31/2008
American History X

Absolutely scorching required viewing.

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Flawless (1999)

Posted in Movies | Begun 05/31/2008
Flawless (1999)

One of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s greatest performances. Just astounding.

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Breaking the Waves

Posted in Movies | Begun 05/31/2008
Breaking the Waves

Unforgettable performance from Emily Watson.

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The Painted Veil

Posted in Movies | Begun 05/31/2008
The Painted Veil

A particular scene in this movie could save your marriage. Not kidding.

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The Queen

Posted in Movies | Begun 05/31/2008
The Queen

Desert Island on a single viewing, and a Qualifying Role to boot.

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The Shipping News

Posted in Movies | Begun 05/31/2008
The Shipping News

One of my favorite films of All. Time. (Score as well.)

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We Are Marshall

Posted in Movies | Begun 05/31/2008
We Are Marshall

Deeply moving and secured Anthony Mackie’s permanent residence on my Smitten list.

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Whale Rider

Posted in Movies | Begun 05/31/2008
Whale Rider

This one’s a real sleeper, don’t miss it.

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The Edge

Posted in Movies | Begun 02/01/2004 • Updated Dec 2014
The Edge

What one man can do, another can do!

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Hannah and Her Sisters

Posted in Movies | Begun 02/01/2004
Hannah and Her Sisters

One of my all-time favorites. Dianne Wiest is a goddess.

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White Oleander

Posted in Movies | Begun 02/01/2004
White Oleander

Michelle Pfeiffer will chill your blood… who knew? >shudder<

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