WEEKLY WRAP: Festival coverage, celebrating The Dude and more

Posted by · 3:21 pm · February 14th, 2010

Jeff Bridges in The Big LebowskiThis week’s installments of the Oscar Guide covered the animated feature, sound mixing, lead actor, live action short and film editing categories.

Kris toasted the career of Jeff bridges with his list of the actor’s top 10 performances (off-site).

We caught up with “Red Riding: 1974” director Julian Jarrold as well as “A Prophet” helmer Jacques Audiard.

Elsewhere, we spotlighted the crafts of “Bright Star” in our weekly Tech Support Interview series.

“The Cove” secured distribution in Japan while just a few days later, Louie Psihoyos and Ric O’Barry were honored in Santa Barbara.  Coverage of the fest, meanwhile, continued in earnest.

Speaking of pick-ups, Oscilloscope nabbed the Maurice Sendak short documentary “Tell Them Anything You Want.”

The preferential balloting system reared its head in the day-to-day awards discussions once again.

Kris and Anne debated the week’s Oscar Talk offerings.

Finally we launched coverage of the 6oth annual Berlin International Film Festival, where Guy was a bit unmoved by Martin Scorsese’s “Shutter Island.”

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  • 1 2-14-2010 at 3:31 pm

    Fitz said...

    Well that’s just like your opinion, man.

  • 2 2-14-2010 at 9:34 pm

    Adam Smith said...

    Two observations:

    1) I find it interesting/funny that, when you post the Weekly Wrap, you do it in third person, whereas Guy posts the Weekly Wrap in first person. Just amusing to me.

    2) Finally saw Crazy Heart today, and I’m willing to bet dollars to donuts that the shot after Bad Blake crashes (with Bad pinned to the side of the car and the person who runs to his aid is seen in the reflection of his window) makes your Shots of the Year list this week.

  • 3 2-14-2010 at 9:36 pm

    Adam Smith said...

    Also, if I’m right, and the other guy in the “Shots of the Year coming soon” comments thread are right, that’s two years in a row where two of your top shots include incidents reflected off of another object (Milk and Crazy Heart) and blood in water (Let The Right One In and The Cove). Again, just amusing.

  • 4 2-14-2010 at 10:10 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Haha, yeah, we send this out to a mailing list, so I try to keep it third person.

  • 5 2-15-2010 at 1:04 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    Adam: Yeah, that’s actually an error on my part. I keep forgetting.

    Speaking of which, I’m to blame for the very delayed wrap … apologies to anyone who missed it!