10/21 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 8:56 am · October 21st, 2009

Tilda SwintonPete Hammond joins the speculation that yesterday’s Oscarcast producer announcement bodes well for a Jackman repeat. [Notes on a Season]

Nathaniel Rogers is awed in the presence of Tilda Swinton at the New Yorker Festival. (Where, apparently, “Michael Clayton” was never mentioned. Huh.) [Tribeca Film]

David Poland brands the Gotham Awards “meaningless” for not trying to predict the Oscars. I despair. [The Hot Blog]

Anne Thompson digs into the “cannily constructed façade” that is the Hollywood Film Festival. [Thompson on Hollywood]

Lee Daniels’s follow-up to “Precious”: the long-gestating filmization of Broadway’s “Miss Saigon.” Didn’t see that one coming. [Variety]

Speaking of which, Nick Davis has the most thorough (and measured) review of “Precious” around, though beware of spoilers. [Nick’s Flick Picks]

Ebert talks “Antichrist” with Willem Dafoe, declaring his performance the year’s most courageous. [Roger Ebert]

Ahead of the DVD release of “Luck, Trust and Ketchup,” a behind-the-scenes study of Altman’s “Short Cuts,” a look at cinema’s finest making-of movies. [Daily Telegraph]

Glenn Kenny rewatches “Where the Wild Things Are,” and is even more underwhelmed than he was previously. [The Auteurs Notebook]

Peter Bradshaw celebrates the heavy French contribution to this year’s London Film Festival. Word. [The Guardian]

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  • 1 10-21-2009 at 9:31 am

    Cameron said...

    Oh s***-I’m not much of a musical person, but if Daniels pulls off Miss Saigon, THAT would be a sight to see.

  • 2 10-21-2009 at 11:50 am

    Robert Hamer said...

    David Poland is a douche.

  • 3 10-21-2009 at 3:06 pm

    Georgie said...

    Scott Feinberg is reporting that Sarsgaard is going Supporting for An Education as well.


  • 4 10-21-2009 at 3:54 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    I actually confirmed that in a comment here last week, but yeah, he’s going supporting.