Rachel Weisz: Drawn to Complexity

Why can we not stop watching Rachel Weisz? Sure, her breathtaking beauty is easy on the eyes, but it’s the vulnerable, often broken characters she so effortlessly inhabits that keep us glued to the screen. Weisz has never chosen the easy golden-paved path that so many Hollywood starlets follow to fame and fortune. Instead, Weisz keeps us constantly guessing with roles as varied as Tennessee William’s Blanche DuBois and as Jackie Onassis in the upcoming biopic being directed by her husband, Darren Aronofsky.

Commentary: Mo’Nique Not Just Another Negative Role

After picking up practically every award for her supporting role in “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire,” it was a safe bet that Mo’Nique would win the Oscar. She is the fifth Black actress to win an Academy Award. Nevertheless, there are many of us who consider Mo’Nique’s Oscar win to be just another “negative” role earning recognition.