11/1 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 11:32 am · November 1st, 2008

Sally Hawkins in Happy-Go-LuckyMark Olsen goes deep with Soderbergh on “Che.” [The Envelope]

Tom O’Neil chats it up with “Happy-Go-Lucky” star Sally Hawkins. [Gold Derby]

Jeffrey Wells susses through conflicting running time numbers for “Australia,” which, by the way, 25 days out from release, where the hell is this movie? [Hollywood Elsewhere]

Anne Thompson spends some quality time with Danny Boyle. [Variety]

Yeah, wait until you see Newton as Condi — if you can stand it. [The Guardian]

Anthony Breznican reports on the twisting and turning Oscar season of 2008. [USA Today]

Boy…Karina Longworth really doesn’t like Angelina Jolie’s work in “Changeling.”  [Spout Blog]

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  • 1 11-01-2008 at 11:56 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    Stone says, “Thandie’s one of the top 10 actresses in the world.”

    Uh … okay.

  • 2 11-01-2008 at 4:54 pm

    Liz said...

    I’m not really crazy about that Karina Longworth piece. I really liked “Changeling,” although it certainly wasn’t perfect. I think the reaction to Angelina Jolie’s overacting has been really exaggerated (there were other scenes than “I want my son back!” sheesh).

    And I’m really tired of hearing this nonsense about Jolie chasing an Oscar. In fact, about ANY actress chasing Oscar. The charge gets leveled against actresses ten times more than at actors, and it’s an unbelievable double standard. Longworth really seems like she’s projecting.

  • 3 11-02-2008 at 7:30 pm

    Diego said...

    Joli was perfect!!! I really liked changeling.

  • 4 11-04-2008 at 5:38 am

    Ligaya said...

    Karina’s earlier so-called ‘review’ of Changeling & Ms. Jolie’s performance was even more of a hatchet job than “I Want My Angelina Jolie Back.” (That’s the problem, Angelina Jolie doesn’t belong to anybody – except maybe her kids.) Karen and Alison Willmore went down several notches in my estimation when they succumbed to snarkiness instead of responsible criticism. They can despise the performance, the director and the movie as much as they want – just don’t let down their readers by sinking to the level of 90% of the bloggers out there.

    I agree with EW’s Owen Glieberman than Ms. Jolie wasn’t given enough notes to play – her character didn’t have enough breathing room. Her work in Changeling wasn’t exquisite as in A Mighty Heart, Gia and Girl, Interrupted. A Mighty Heart and Mystic River are better movies – still, I think this select group of naysayers are being over-harsh. For those doubters who say Ms. Jolie just plays herself, let me paraphrase Mel Brooks saying never hire an alky to play an alky (after Gig Young had to bow out of Blazing Saddles). Personal experience can inform a performance but can never take the place of acting.

    And let’s not forget the critics who like Changeling and Ms. Jolie’s performance. My favorite: James Christopher, Times – “I shall eat the next person who tells me that Angelina Jolie cannot act.” Other thumbs up, just to mention a few: Roger Ebert, Kim Voynar, Independent , International Herald Tribune , Mike Goodridge/Screen Daily , David Ansen/NEWSWEEK, Mick LaSalle/San Francisco Chronicle,Kenneth Turan/Los Angeles Times , Todd McCarthy/Daily Variety, Kurt Honeycutt/Hollywood Reporter, The Onion – A.V. Club, Peter Travers/Rolling Stone, Lou Lumenick/NY Post, William Arnold/Seattle Post-Intelligence,r Gareth Owen , Somecamerunning , Roger Friedman/Fox News.

  • 5 11-04-2008 at 6:00 am

    Ligaya said...

    Oops, got sidetracked from my original point of agreeing with Liz. Angelina Jolie is no Oscar chaser – have you looked at her filmography? If she was so desperate for an Oscar, she would have made different choices. She never struck me as a careerist – too spontaneous.