WEEKLY WRAP: Festivals beckon, ‘District 9’ opens

Posted by · 7:05 pm · August 14th, 2009

Sharlto Copley in District 9The New York Film Festival unveiled a decidedly foreign lineup, with Alain Resnais and Pedro Almodovar at either end.

Speaking of festivals, the long-awaited “The Road” was among the titles added to the Toronto slate this week.

With everyone excited about “District 9” this week, we took time to chat to the film’s breakout star Sharlto Copley.

Best Film Editing was the subject of this week’s installment of Tech Support.

Meryl Streep called for a shorter Oscar season. She’s right, but who will listen?

Speaking of whom, has the Best Actress race already come down to Streep vs. Carey Mulligan?

In box office news, “G.I. Joe” made a bucketload of money, while “Julie & Julia” opened slightly below expectations.

And while we’re on such matters, a whole lot of critics got a little mad at American moviegoers.

What’s with all the post-apocalyptic rumination in Hollywood blockbusters?

And again with an eye to the future, we asked you what recent masterpieces look likely to endure through the decades.




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