WEEKLY WRAP: ‘Button’ rises, ‘Torino’ surfaces, ‘Doubt’ swoops

Posted by · 6:30 am · October 25th, 2008

Apologies for the slightly delayed wrap. Much to discuss this week — here are the highlights:

With some formerly hot prospects now off the radar, this week’s Off the Carpet column surveys the landscape, and concludes that things look good for “Benjamin Button.”

“The Soloist” withdrew as the AFI fest opener; their loss is “Doubt”‘s gain.

With a trailer for “Gran Torino” finally emerging, we wonder if Clint Eastwood is the real frontrunner for Best Actor.

The Gotham Independent Film Awards unveiled the season’s first set of nominees — good news for titles like “Ballast” and “The Visitor.”

More impressions from the London Film Festival, including hot foreign-language contender “The Class.”

Still in London, we caught up with “Happy-Go-Lucky”‘s superb Best Supporting Actor contender, Eddie Marsan.

This week’s edition of Tech Support put Art Direction in the spotlight.

We were in a listmaking mood this week, rounding up some of the most scandalously unnominated actors of this era …

… while John Foote reminisced over his personal favourite movie moments.

And finally, who should host the Oscars? Our answer may surprise you.

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