9/6 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 6:34 am · September 6th, 2010

Jeffrey Wells attempts to sum up the season’s beginnings with his own nuggets of insight regarding Venice and Telluride. [Hollywood Elsewhere]

Kelly Reichardt compares “Meek’s Cutoff” to the Iraq War. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Reports of paramedics assisting folks stricken by the intensity of “127 Hours.” (Though I’ve heard it was just altitude sickness.) [Thompson on Hollywood]

David Poland chats with “Tamara Drewe” director Stephen Frears. [Movie City News]

Pete Hammond reports on the weekend’s Telluride goings on, including the North American debut of “Black Swan” and the annual Sony Classics dinner. [Deadline]

Terrence Rafferty sits down with Peter Weir to discuss an esteemed career. [DGA Quarterly]

[Photo: Evenstar Films]

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  • 1 9-06-2010 at 7:07 am

    cineJAB said...

    i think Michelle’s on her way to a best actress nod this year with whichever of her films catches on. I guess it’s looking like it will be for “Meek’s Cutoff”

    sidenote: I really hope they change the name before release…

  • 2 9-06-2010 at 7:38 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    “Meek’s Cutoff” is still seeking a distributor, and I suspect it will be a 2011 release.

    I don’t get why people have a problem with the title — it makes perfect sense. Anyway, it’s not going to change.

  • 3 9-06-2010 at 7:41 am

    The Dude said...

    That “127 Hours” story does sound a bit like elevation sickness…I used to get it all the time (I had to go to Denver a lot for sports competitions…of all the places I’ve gone, I always dreaded Denver because I knew that I’d get sick at some point). Although watching the gruesome scenes in “127 Hours” can’t be helping matters.

  • 4 9-06-2010 at 7:42 am

    cineJAB said...

    2011? Cool, she’ll be nominated this year AND next year. Wishful thinking of course.

    As for the title… it just rubs me wrong, but i guess you would know better than me since you’ve seen the film.

  • 5 9-06-2010 at 7:56 am

    Hunter Tremayne said...

    “Meek’s Cutoff” might be based on a real place, but Upper Sharp Nose is as well, along with Prat’s Bottom, Great Heck or, indeed, Guy’s Head. It just sounds so silly.

  • 6 9-06-2010 at 10:15 am

    Danielle said...

    Kris & Guy, what do you think are the chances for the actors in NLMG to be nominated?

  • 7 9-06-2010 at 10:23 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    I think Mulligan is the best bet, and if the film catches on, Knightely is good. But that’s it. Today’s prediction update will strike the film from every category save Best Original Score.

  • 8 9-06-2010 at 1:15 pm

    Danielle said...

    Since you’ve seen the film, Kris, why do you think Knightley is being so little talked about in some of the reviews? A lot of them mention that all three leads are good, but they only expand on Mulligan and Garfield. Basically, I’m wondering if Knightley’s performance is just solid and nothing to write home about, or is her character kind of pushed to the side in favor of the love story/two lovers? Do you think more favorable reviews of her performance will come out of Toronto? I saw that you said she has plenty of time to shine, and that’s what I expected a lot of critics to point in – in the book at least, Ruth has two or three very good scenes.