WEEKLY WRAP: Foxes, festivals and foreign contenders

Posted by · 7:54 pm · October 16th, 2009

Fantastic Mr. FoxThe 53rd annual London Film Festival kicked off with Wes Anderson’s “Fantastic Mr. Fox” — we reviewed it here.

Speaking of festivals, the AFI Fest unveiled its own complete lineup, with “Fox” and “A Single Man” as its bookends.

This week’s edition of The Long Shot considered the extensive possibilities for black, gay and female filmmakers in this year’s awards race.

With actors like Meryl Streep and Christopher Plummer straddling lead and supporting territory this year, we addressed the awards category shuffling that may lie ahead.

The Academy officially confirmed the 65 titles in the hunt for Best Foreign Language Film.

Meanwhile, the back-and-forth over the Best Animated Feature category continues, as we seem to be back to a three-nominee field for the moment.

“Couples’ Retreat” may have topped the box-office, but this week’s money talk was all about “Paranormal Activity.”

The costume design race was the focus of this week’s edition of Tech Support.

The Hollywood Film Festival added several new names to its list of 2009 award winners, notably Hilary Swank and Julianne Moore.

We launched a year-by-year series on discussions on the greatest performances of recent years, covering 1995 and 1996.

In our heart of hearts, we always knew: Terrence Malick’s “Tree of Life” was confirmed as a 2010 release.

And finally, Kris and Anne once more wrap up the (quiet) week that was with another episode of Oscar Talk.




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  • 1 12-02-2012 at 12:54 am

    Auth said...

    I really apatecipred your post. But I wanted to take this opportunity to complain about ungrateful daughters. They whine, they cry, they complain, they don’t let me watch Dave Chapelle. What’s a dad to do?