Thursday, November 24, 2011

Which is Better?


Joan Allen
10 sample films:

The Ice Storm
The Contender
Nixon
Pleasantville
Face/Off
The Notebook
Death Race
The Bourne Ultimatum
Manhunter
Yes

or




Holly Hunter
10 sample films:

The Piano
Thirteen
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
The Incredibles
The Firm
Crash
Copycat
Raising Arizona
Jesus’ Son
Home for the Holidays

Which do you prefer? Let us know in the comments section

10 comments:

  1. Wow! Such a tough call but I got to go with Holly Hunter on this one! Copycat is terribly underrated in so many ways and she is awesome in it.

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  2. Holly Hunter's voice skeeves me. That, and Joan Allen is from about 15 minutes away from where I live and went to my alma mater. So, Joan Allen all the way.

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  3. I think Holly Hunter just pips it but that is a damn tough call!

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  4. Damn, another tough call as I love both of them. Probably Holly Hunter because of her work with the Coen Brothers.

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  5. Joan Allen for me. She was great in Pleasantville!

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  6. Hmm... this is tricky. I'd have to say Holly Hunter. I love RAISING ARIZONA.

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  7. I would go with Holly Hunter. More diverse in terms of comedy and drama. Two top actresses though.

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  8. My knee-jerk reaction would be to say Joan Allen because she was brilliant in The Ice Storm, The Contender, Face/OFF. She was even good in Yes and Pleasantville though I was not a fan of either film.

    However, Hunter is one of those actresses who never gets the props she deserves. She was great in the Coen films she has appeared in as well as her work in The Firm, The Piano, Thirteen, and Living Out Loud.

    I would say Joan Allen wins out by hair for me.

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  9. Unequivocally Joan for me, especially since I think her underrated work on the somewhat uneven THE UPSIDE OF ANGER is the best female performance of the last decade.

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  10. I'd have to say Holly Hunter by a hair because her performance in The Piano gave me chills. Allen was great in The Ice Storm (that remains one of my favourite films.)

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