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November 16, 2014   •  Category: Articles & Interviews, MoviesComments Off

I had a chance to have tea with two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank at the Hamptons International Film Festival in the lobby of the Maidstone Hotel. We discussed her scrubbed down, soulful role as Mary Bee Cuddy in Tommy Lee Jones’s The Homesman, one of my favorite movies of 2014. The Nebraska native, 40, addressed the challenges of playing a single Nebraska homesteader on the Western frontier and how that woman’s struggle remains relevant today.

You play a virtuous woman in a dangerous time: does that still resonate?

Mary Bee lived in a time where manners and morals were virtues. We are in a day and age where we’ve lost touch with that for a lot of other reasons. For me, she does the right thing because she believes in doing the right thing. She’ll say right to your face how she feels. The world would be a better place if we would just really deal honestly with each other. She goes where angels feel to tread.

November 16, 2014   •  Category: Movies, NewsComments Off

Tommy Lee Jones’ The Homesman, starring Jones opposite Hilary Swank, opened to $48,033 from four theaters in Los Angeles and New York for a location average of $12,033, a solid showing for a Western-themed film. Roadside Attractions and Saban Films are partners on the film.

Source: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/

November 8, 2014   •  Category: Movies, VideoComments Off

October 20, 2014   •  Category: Movies, NewsComments Off

Tommy Lee Jones’ Cannes competition film, The Homesman has been added as an additional Centerpiece Gala to this year’s growing lineup for the AFI Fest. The film which he directedAFI Fest and also co-stars in with Hilary Swank and Meryl Streep among others will screen on Tuesday November 11th.

AFI Fest 2014 Presented By Audi runs November 6 through the 13th in Hollywood.

Source: http://deadline.com

October 10, 2014   •  Category: Articles & Interviews, MoviesComments Off

Sometimes formulaic works.

“You’re Not You” has the classic ingredients of a made-for-TV weeper, but thanks to a fine screenplay, sure-handed direction and two beautiful performances, it becomes something more, something better.

Something that earns your heart.

Hilary Swank has never become a giant movie star, but there’s a reason she has two Academy Awards. When given the right material, she soars.

Swank plays Kate, a gifted classical pianist with a seemingly idyllic life. Her dashing husband (Josh Duhamel) dotes on her, she has marvelous friends, and she lives in a house suitable for the cover of Architectural Digest.

But after playing piano one night at a dinner party, Kate experiences a slight tremor in her hands — and unless you’ve never seen any movie, ever, you know when a character notices a minor affliction, it’s just the beginning of her troubles.

October 10, 2014   •  Category: Articles & Interviews, MoviesComments Off

In “You’re Not You,” Hilary Swank’s portrayal of Kate, a gifted concert pianist with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is so intensely persuasive that once you’re engaged by her wrenching ordeal, you mostly forgive the movie’s emotional manipulation.

As everyone surely must know, thanks to the widely publicized ice bucket challenge to raise money for A.L.S. research, this progressive ailment — also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease — affects nerve cells in the brain that control voluntary muscle movement. As their condition worsens, patients have increasing difficulty walking, talking and breathing. Many die from respiratory failure. Ms. Swank’s meticulous, unsparing depiction of the symptoms, which can be excruciating to observe, seems to come from deep inside.

October 8, 2014   •  Category: MoviesComments Off

October 6, 2014   •  Category: Articles & Interviews, MoviesComments Off

Hilary Swank and Emmy Rossum plays a woman suffering from ALS and her free-spirited companion in this drama based on Michelle Wildgen’s novel

Few actresses suffer so movingly onscreen as Hilary Swank, as the two-time Oscar winner proves once again in You’re Not You, based on the novel by Michelle Wildgen. Playing a classical pianist afflicted with ALS, better known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, Swank delivers an emotionally and physically committed performance that significantly elevates the sometimes mawkish material. Well matched by Emmy Rossum as the directionless young woman who finds spiritual redemption while working as her assistant, Swank could well find herself competing in yet more award races.

October 1, 2014   •  Category: Movies, VideoComments Off

September 26, 2014   •  Category: MoviesComments Off

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    The Homesman (2014)
    Releases - November 14
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    Role: Mary Bee Cuddy
    Directed by Tommy Lee Jones
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    You're Not You (2014)
    Releases - October 10
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    Role: Kate
    Directed by George C. Wolfe
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    Mary & Martha (2013)
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    Directed by Phillip Noyce
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    New Year's Eve (2011)
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    Role: Claire Morgan
    Directed by Garry Marshall
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    Something Borrowed (2011)
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    Directed by Luke Greenfield
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    Role: Dr. Juliet Dermer
    Directed by Antti Jokinen
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    Conviction (2010)
    Releases October 15, 2010
    Hilary as Betty Anne Waters
    Directed by Tony Goldwyn
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    Hilary as Amelia Earhart
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