GLENN CLOSE STUNS IN POWERFUL ‘THE WIFE’ (FILM REVIEW)
Glenn Close has never won an Oscar.
That feels like an odd sentence to have to write, to acknowledge that an actress as venerable as she has, though nominated six times, never taken home Hollywood’s most prestigious recognition of ability and artistry. That the star of Fatal Attraction and Dangerous Liaisons, co-star of The Naturaland The Big Chill has never been given that most lauded honor. Her performance in The Wife feels destined to change that. She might be accused of begging, of somehow baiting the Academy into bestowing her the honor—indeed, a superficial viewing might convince you that The Wife is mere Oscar bait—but this is more of a dare.