2/9 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 9:25 am · February 9th, 2010

Abbie Cornish in Bright StarOwen Gleiberman nobly asserts that thick-headed attacks on “Precious” as beginning to “say more about the attackers.” [Entertainment Weekly]

Michelle Griffin sits down with quasi-surprise nominee Janet Patterson to discuss the threads of “Bright Star.” [The Age]

Anne Thompson goes back and forth with Moviefone’s Jack Matthews on the subject of Quentin Tarantino’s legacy. [Thompson on Hollywood]

Mike Fleming on dwindling studio awards campaign expenditures. [Deadline Hollywood Daily]

News flash: James Horner can be derivative of his own work. [/Film]

Best Supporting Actor nominee Christopher Plummer talks “The Last Station” across the pond. [The Independent]

Gregg Kilday looks at the short races but seems to offer nothing besides synopsis material.  [Hollywood Reporter]

Carrie Mulligan reaches the masses through McPaper. [USA Today]

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  • 1 2-09-2010 at 9:41 am

    The Irishman said...

    I like that Glieberman piece a lot. I wish he’d issue a similar takedown of the people who decided that “Precious” is totes MAINSTREAM, bro, and if you like it, you’re, like, CONFORMIST, and I’m just so much smarter than everyone else, bro.
    (Yes, I have some steam that needs letting off on this topic. Why do you ask?)

  • 2 2-09-2010 at 10:17 am

    Perry said...

    Quentin Tarantino, the next Martin Scorsese? I don’t deny that Tarantino is an auteur, after all he is the only one who can make his films, so in that case, yes he is an auteur, but saying that in 15 years time he’ll be like Martin Scorsese is to this generation, that is a bold statement. I agree with Jack on his claim that Tarantino’s anthology of work, while it is entertaining and original, it says nothing about the human condition, and I’ve always thought that Tarantino was overrated, so this is just me venting. Seriously, if anyone other than Tarantino ever made a movie like he does, critics would more than likely despise it, but because it’s Tarantino they gush with adoration.

  • 3 2-09-2010 at 10:32 am

    Craig said...

    People have tried to make movies like Tarantino does: no one has succeeded. What Tarantino does is a lot more difficult than Matthews was giving him credit for. He’s easily got the best filmography of any of this years nominated directors.

  • 4 2-09-2010 at 11:02 am

    Silencio said...

    Actually, I completely disagree that Tarantino’s work says nothing about the human condition. He isn’t solemn about it, but there is certainly substance there. And in 15 years, I think his work will (at least mostly) get better. I look forward to it.

  • 5 2-09-2010 at 2:18 pm

    Speaking English said...

    “Bright Star” costume nomination a surprise? What?! If there was one thing that movie would be GUARANTEED to get it was costumes.

  • 6 2-09-2010 at 2:44 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    The guild didn’t nominate it. Sometimes that’s a sign. Come on, don’t be silly. It was a slight surprise given the givens. Granted, it was on the bubble, but “guaranteed?” No.