11/10 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 8:55 am · November 10th, 2009

Edward Norton in 25th HourDeborah Sontag talks “The Messenger” with Oren Moverman, Woody Harrelson, etc. [New York Times]

Roger Ebert sits down with the fast-becoming new “it” girl, Gabourey Sidibe. [Chicago Sun-Times]

With movies still to be seen in 2009, Noah Forrest pegs “25th Hour” as the decade’s best.  Brave choice.  I’m a fan. [Movie City News]

Wes Anderson on the look of “Fantastic Mr. Fox.” [Speakeasy]

Pete Hammond stumps for “Brothers.” [Notes on a Season]

Kate Winslet is aparently worth £60 million ($120 million) to the UK economy. [The Guardian]

Steve Pond on the unpredictable predictability of this year’s race. [The Odds]

Peter Knegt on the “de-gaying” of “A Single Man,” something our own Guy Lodge alluded to last week. [indieWIRE]

Books that make a difference to “2012” star John Cusack. [Oprah.com]

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  • 1 11-10-2009 at 9:05 am

    Robert Hamer said...

    Spike Lee hammers on the symbolism a little too much, but it’s a good movie otherwise, and Barry Pepper has never been better.

  • 2 11-10-2009 at 9:35 am

    Patrick said...

    Kate Winslet worth £60 million to the UK, yet the poor love still couldn’t find a kind word said about here on incontention.com in ’08. :(

  • 3 11-10-2009 at 9:44 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    Lots of kind words for Winslet’s work in “Revolutionary Road” here, Patrick. It’s “The Reader” we weren’t crazy about.

  • 4 11-10-2009 at 10:01 am

    Richard S. said...

    Awesome choice by Mr. Forrest. I’ve long thought it to be the decade’s most under-rated film.

  • 5 11-10-2009 at 10:25 am

    James D. said...

    I loved 25th Hour. It might not make my Top Ten, but it has stayed with me since seeing it the first time all those years ago. The dream sequence in the end makes me cry every time, when the father talks about not having a drink in all those years.

    I miss that Spike Lee.

  • 6 11-10-2009 at 11:26 am

    SHAAAARK said...

    Oooh, I just purchased 25th Hour. Guess I should get around to seeing it soon.

  • 7 11-10-2009 at 12:21 pm

    Mike_M said...

    A.O. Scott recently picked 25th Hour as the 9th best of the decade.

    I have to revisit it, it is a good movie for sure, but a little too heavy-handed from what I remember, but that is a Spike Lee trademark I guess.

  • 8 11-10-2009 at 1:03 pm

    Brian said...

    25th Hour is easily my favorite number 1 I’ve seen so far. (“City of God” is a great pick as well, Paste Magazine, but it doesn’t have the THIS IS OUR DECADE feeling 25th Hour does).

  • 9 11-10-2009 at 1:06 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Mike: Where is Scott’s list? I missed it.

  • 10 11-10-2009 at 1:20 pm

    James D. said...

    Kris, At the Movies is rolling out their top ten, one at a time each week. They are up to number 8.


  • 11 11-10-2009 at 1:20 pm

    Chase K. said...

    Kris — A.O. Scott and Michael Phillps are revealing their picks for the decade one-by-one on At the Movies…

    I believe Phillip picked “Gosford Park” at #9.

  • 12 11-10-2009 at 1:31 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Oh, very cool. I don’t watch (obviously). And the fact that Scott picked Million Dollar Baby at #10 is…irritating.

  • 13 11-10-2009 at 2:32 pm

    André said...

    best of the decade? not for me. best of its year and on the decade’s top 10? absolutely!

    I think my favorite film of the decade will end up being “There Will Be Blood”, closely followed by “Wonder Boys” (which I watch about once every month – it’s so enjoyable) and “The Fountain”.

    but I’m a sucker for PTA: “Magnolia” is probably my favorite film of the 90’s as well.

  • 14 11-10-2009 at 9:33 pm

    Zac said...

    I don’t know if your site was around in late 2004, but what did you find irritating about M$B, Kris?

    Both A.O.’s and Michael’s #10 choices are higher on my Best of the Decade list.

  • 15 11-10-2009 at 9:42 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    I just…thought it was a bad movie? Literally, all around, bad. I liked Freeman enough, though.