September 2, 2013
Judi Dench has already been nominated for six Academy Awards (she won once) and she could soon find herself on another ballot. Her new movie, Philomena, has won great reviews and several critics have placed Dench at the front of the Oscar race.
In a piece called “Reserve An Oscar For Judi Dench,” Time Magazine author Mary Corliss writes: “Judi Dench gives a performance of grace, nuance and cinematic heroism. You might say it’s f—ing brilliant.”
Philomena recently made its debut at the Venice Film Festival and critics have been raving about it ever since. The movie focuses on the true story of Philomena Lee, a woman who had her son taken away by the church after she became pregnant as a teenager. Lee spent nearly 50 years looking for her son and was eventually able to find him with the help of journalist Martin Sixsmith. The movie is equal parts comedy and drama and most critics agree that Dench gives her character a perfect blend of dignity and humor.
Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/933119/judi-dench-sparks-oscar-talk-for-philomena/#FgJfkftDZP4DakXD.99