In case you haven't noticed, this is Harvey Weinstein's time of year. All year long, he has been hoarding his awards-worthy jewels, and now they're finally being unveiled to the public. First up are 'The Artist' (a leading contender for Best Picture despite the fact that it's silent) and 'My Week With Marilyn,' which appears destined to earn Michelle Williams her third Oscar nomination.
Fifty years after her death, Marilyn Monroe lives on as an enchanting enigma. She was the most famous woman in the world, and perhaps the greatest movie star we'll ever know, but her true nature remained forever out of reach. 'My Week With Marilyn,' directed by TV veteran Simon Curtis and based on a pair of memoirs by Colin Clark, offers a new vantage point to consider where Norma Jeane Baker ended and Miss Monroe began. The film takes place in 1956 and follows the adventures of young Clark (Eddie Redmayne) on the London set of 'The Prince and the Showgirl,' as he goes from glorified gofer to superstar go-between, skinny-dipping with Marilyn and helping her cope with the vicissitudes of fame and the disdain of her director and co-star, Sir Laurence Olivier (Kenneth Branagh).