Kidman revival

This has been a hallmark year for Nicole Kidman. Not only did she make a splash on TV with HBO‘s critically acclaimed series “Big Little Lies,” but she also took Cannes by storm with three films playing on their slate this year: Yorgos Lanthimos‘ “The Killing of A Sacred Deer,” Sofia Coppola‘s “The Beguiled,” and John Cameron Mitchell‘s “How to Talk to Girls at Parties.” Not to mention that Jane Campion also debuted seven episodes of her TV series “Top of the Lake” at Cannes, in which, you guessed it, Kidman stars. The truth of the matter is Kidman doesn’t really need what people are calling a “comeback.” She’s always been taking on roles that push her forward artistically, and in this decade she’s given us great performances in John Cameron Mitchell‘s “Rabbit Hole,” Lee Daniels‘ “The Paperboy,” Park Chan-Wook‘s “Stoker” and, although I am not a fan, Garth Davis‘ “Lion.”