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Rita’s Top Ten of 2017

10. The Big Sick The Big Sick is famously based on the real relationship of its married writers, Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, and the authentic complexity of an actual intimate relationship can be felt in every frame. Nanjiani and...

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In the Fade: What Remains, by Rita Cannon

Fatih Akin’s revenge drama In The Fade was inspired by real-life attacks committed by neo-Nazis against Turkish immigrants living in Germany. The increased visibility in the United States of far-right figures like Richard Spencer and events like this year’s alt-right...

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3. Katharine Hepburn

Katharine Hepburn THE AFRICAN QUEEN, THE PHILADELPHIA STORY, BRINGING UP BABY, THE LION IN WINTER, ON GOLDEN POND, GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER The golden age of Hollywood produced a lot of female stars with indelible, larger-than-life personas, but not...

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4. Barbara Stanwyck

Barbara Stanwyck DOUBLE INDEMNITY, THE LADY EVE, MEET JOHN DOE, SORRY, WRONG NUMBER, BABY FACE To call Barbara Stanwyck a versatile performer would be an understatement. In a career that spanned over sixty years, she not only played a variety...

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6. Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore BOOGIE NIGHTS, SAFE, FAR FROM HEAVEN, STILL ALICE, MAGNOLIA, THE BIG LEBOWSKI, THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT, SHORT CUTS, THE HOURS Julianne Moore’s greatest strength might be her ability to calibrate. She seems like a live wire constantly...