1/19 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 6:37 am · January 19th, 2009

(from left) Abigail Breslin and Paul Dano in Little Miss Sunshine(It’s kind of hard to find anything with meat on its bones amid all the boring, derivative Sundance coverage.)

David Poland spends 30 minutes with genius Charlie Kaufman. [The Hot Blog]

Patrick Goldstein comes to Edward Zwick’s defence over a wrong-headed, borderline moronic assessment of his recent film “Defiance.” [The Big Picture]

Nathaniel Rogers takes his final Oscar stabs. [The Film Experience]

Tom O’Neil catches up with “Reader” makeup head Ivana Primorac. [Gold Derby]

Speaking of which, in case you missed it over the weekend, Gerard Kennedy talked to Primorac and the rest of the film’s below-the-line crew in this week’s edition of “Tech Support.” [In Contention]

Dave Karger wonders if Meryl Streep’s precursor consistency will nab her a third Oscar.  If pressed to answer today, my money would be on her, too. [Entertainment Weekly]

Your chance to be interviewed about “The Dark Knight” and Oscar and a poll asking whether you’d be more inclined to watch the Oscars if the film is nominated for Best Picture. [USA Today]

Christopher Campbell takes a look at a Sundance story of yore: “Little Miss Sunshine.” [Spout Blog]




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  • 1 1-19-2009 at 7:10 am

    Chase Kahn said...

    ‘Defiance’ is so bad, I could care less if Zwick is getting attacked by radical right-wing crazies — although they are attacking him for the wrong reason.

    He’s made his most manipulative, soft, and offensively underwhelming film to date.