WEEKLY WRAP: Festivals, festivals and festivals

Posted by · 3:29 am · September 12th, 2009

George Clooney in Up in the AirAfter weeks of hype, “Up in the Air” landed in Telluride, and delivered. (And finally got a trailer too.)

Meanwhile, as some compare director Jason Reitman to Billy Wilder, we interviewed him at the festival.

We also got chatty with possible awards contenders Paul Schneider and Venice prize-winner Mark Boal.

On the other side of the Atlantic, our Venice coverage continued, including a first look at Michael Moore’s “Capitalism: A Love Story.”

Not content with just Telluride and Venice, our Toronto coverage also got under way, while we reminisced earlier on past Toronto glories.

If all these festival delights are too highbrow, fear not: “The Final Destination” ruled the box-office.

Back to Oscar news, the Academy revealed this year’s honorary award winners. Shame we won’t see ’em.

The Best Original Song race began to take shape, with news on compositions for “Precious,” “Up in the Air” and “The Princess and the Frog.”

This week’s edition of Tech Support, meanwhile, focused on the Best Makeup category.

And finally, in our second installment of Oscar Talk, Kris and Anne tried to make sense of it all.




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