11/9 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 8:44 am · November 9th, 2009

Max Records in Where the Wild Things AreColin Firth and Robert Zemeckis on making a surreal, stylized “A Christmas Carol.” [The Guardian]

A.O. Scott on darker thematic rhythms in recent children’s films. [New York Times]

Roger Ebert revisits “Hoop Dreams,” considers it “the great American documentary.” [Chicago Sun-Times]

Gregory Ellwood wonders if we have three Best Picture nominees locked up. [Awards Campaign]

Kyle Buchanan talks to “Inglourious Basterds” editor Sally Menke. [Movieline]

Dave Karger chimes in on the impressive weekend box office numbers for “Precious.” [Oscar Watch]

Dana Stevens, stretching for a sensational point of view, dismisses the film as “poverty porn.” [Slate]

“Avatar”: how they did it. [The Times]

Peter Bart seems to think the collapse of studio dependents has meant the collapse of independent filmmaking, when in fact the dependents haven’t concerned themselves with true “indie” in a long time. [BF Deal Memo]

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  • 1 11-09-2009 at 9:25 am

    geha714 said...

    Amazing how the word “porn” can now be used to categorize anything.

    2012 is no more than apocalypse porn, for example.