12/3 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 8:38 am · December 3rd, 2009

Natalie PortmanDonna Freydkin talks “Brothers” and  transitioning to an adult role with Natalie Portman. [USA Today]

Laura M. Holson talks to Tom Ford and others about the former Gucci creative director’s feature film debut, “A Single Man.” [New York Times]

Roger Ebert four-stars “Up in the Air.” [Chicago Sun-Times]

Lee Daniels tells of a sexually abusive father’s confession to him following a screening of “Precious.” [New York Magazine]

Paul Thomas Anderson taps Philip Seymour Hoffman for another collaboration. [BF Deal Memo]

Dave Karger takes a stab at guessing today’s National Board of Review winners (which will be announced roughly 2:00pm EST). [Oscar Watch]

Steve Pond is down on “Invictus,” has mixed feelings on “The Lovely Bones” but has a clear admiration for Peter Jackson’s film. [The Odds]

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  • 1 12-03-2009 at 8:49 am

    mike said...

    Armond White gave a classic review for Up In The Air. i havent seen the film yet but the review had me rolling.

  • 2 12-03-2009 at 9:05 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    In case it doesn’t get said often enough, Natalie Portman is ridiculously pretty.

  • 3 12-03-2009 at 9:27 am

    Liz said...

    Please tell me that Lee Daniels called the police after that “healing” confession.

  • 4 12-03-2009 at 9:37 am

    James D. said...

    Maybe when she had her short hair, but now not so much.

  • 5 12-03-2009 at 10:29 am

    mike said...

    i agree Guy, and she is the best american actress currently working and has a great personality.

  • 6 12-03-2009 at 11:17 am

    Liz said...

    Best American actress currently working? I like Natalie Portman, but Laura Linney wins that for me in a walk.

    Plus, call this a technicality, but Portman is Israeli-born. Don’t know if she ever became an American citizen.

  • 7 12-03-2009 at 11:48 am

    Sam said...

    Natalie Portman has a lot of lackluster performances. I don’t think she can be considered the best American actress working with that type of inconsistency.

  • 8 12-03-2009 at 1:35 pm

    Maxim said...

    “Don’t know if she ever became an American citizen.”

    She did. For one thing, she would not be able to keep working in Hollywood for this long if she didn’t.