10/27 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 5:25 am · October 27th, 2008

Robert Downey Jr. in Iron ManNathaniel Rogers kick-starts an Oscar revamp, starting with the fellas. [The Film Experience]

Jeffrey Wells is nervous about Josh Brolin’s Oscar hopes in “W.” [Hollywood Elsewhere]

I stopped when he didn’t clue into why it’s called what it’s called.  Welcome to the Rex Reed Members Only lounge. [Peter Bart]

Lou Lumenick gives good ink to the Oscar hopes of Angelina Jolie and Kristin Scott Thomas. [Lumenick on Film]

“The French Connection” and “Serpico” top a readers’ poll of the best cop films. [New York Daily News]

Peter Debruge looks at the year’s issue-focused Oscar hopefuls through the lens of precendence. [Variety]

Adam Dawtrey, meanwhile, zeroes in on the obvious: this year’s Oscar product seems to have skipped the festival route. [Variety]

And Justin Chang stands up for the performances of fanboy cinema. [Variety]

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