Memorable In Margaret

New Zealand-raised True Blood star Anna Paquin, 29, graced the cover of LA Weekly’s Winter Film Issue, which named Margaret — Paquin plays the lead as teenager Lisa — as the best film of the year. The film was shot in 2005, but was not released until September of this year; Paquin also received 95 per cent of LA Weekly’s critics’ vote for best female performance of the year. The publication wrote: “Margaret, written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan, starring Paquin with key supporting performances from Matt Damon and Mark Ruffalo, is the best film of 2011. Chances are very, very good that you haven’t seen it — or weren’t even aware that it was something you could see.” Paquin’s next film is Straight A’s, co-starring Ryan Phillippe, due for release later this year.


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You don’t need physics to appreciate Katherine Mansfield

You don’t need physics to appreciate Katherine Mansfield

In an entertainingly self-deprecating essay for Oxford University’s independent student newspaper Cherwell, Ben Jureidini apologies to the ghost of New Zealand short story master Katharine Mansfield for almost submitting a terribly…