The Five Best Actresses Working Today

Who are the five best actresses working today? For all the public fuss made over her, you’d think Jennifer Lawrence might be the only working actress in Hollywood worth talking about. Movie Irv already rendered his verdict on the praise-worthiness of the much-loved star of acclaimed films like Silver Linings Playbook (for which she won the Oscar), American Hustle (which made my own Top 10 of 2013), and X-Men: Days of Future Past (a lot better than you might have expected!) …but now, he’s eager to give you a “top five” roster of the finest female cinema stars he believes are worth following on the screen:

Have you got different choices? Do any of Irv’s picks remind you of the great stars of the golden age? (Stock responses about how none of the women in movies today match up to the greatness of starlets long gone will be met with the appropriate yawn)