9/21 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: Gosling and Williams’s “real love,” Bardem blushes, defending Affleck

Posted by · 9:03 am · September 21st, 2010

According to director Derek Cianfrance, committed actors Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams had “some real things happening” while portraying lovers in “Blue Valentine.” [Hollywood Reporter]

Nicole LaPorte on Toronto’s Oscar-launching ground and the films that made a splash. [Daily Beast]

Javier Bardem can’t believe he’s a heartthrob. [Daily Telegraph]

Salon’s Andrew O’Hehir slams Ben Affleck’s latest for “celebrity malaise” and even seems to think its premise is “offensive.” [Salon]

Anne Thompson takes him to task and tells his outlet to “wake up.” [Thompson on Hollywood]

In his first post with the Wall Street Journal, Todd Gilchrist writes up the potential upcoming (and first-time) home video release of Stanley Kubrick’s “Fear and Desire.” [Speakeasy]

Katey Rich gets her toes wet and makes a few Oscar calls for the new season. [Cinema Blend]

[Photo: The Weinstein Company]

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13 responses so far

  • 1 9-21-2010 at 10:25 am

    James D. said...

    Fear and Desire is so bad. I really hope it does not happen.

  • 2 9-21-2010 at 10:41 am

    AmericanRequiem said...

    salon is making a very weak argument, o well

  • 3 9-21-2010 at 10:49 am

    amanda said...

    Good to know Williams and Gosling are so dedicated. :)

  • 4 9-21-2010 at 11:06 am

    Jordan Cronk said...

    The “Fear and Desire” DVD is apparently in negotiations. I attended a screening of the film a couple of weeks ago in Hollywood, and a lady from George Eastman House (who own the the 35mm print of the film) confirmed as much, but made note that the process could be a slow and arduous one. So yeah, may be a while yet.

  • 5 9-21-2010 at 11:56 am

    Chad Hartigan said...

    Why would Anne criticize another writer’s opinion?

  • 6 9-21-2010 at 12:04 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    You’d have to ask her.

  • 7 9-21-2010 at 12:26 pm

    Josh said...

    Gotta say, though I’m not sure I know why the movie’s plot is “offensive” to O’Hehir, and I wouldn’t be nearly as negative if I wrote such a review, I pretty much agree with him.

    What’s more, I found Anne Thompson’s rebuttal underdeveloped, either by choice (two paragraphs, one of which is nearly just a big quote of the Salon review) or by happenstance.

  • 8 9-21-2010 at 3:11 pm

    Fitz said...

    Salon is a glorified gossip rag anyway. Who ever cared what they thought?

  • 9 9-21-2010 at 3:45 pm

    Chad Hartigan said...

    Anne does, apparently.

  • 10 9-21-2010 at 4:22 pm

    Guy Lodge said...

    I’m not sure exactly what Anne’s beef with O’Hehir is, but I really dislike this increasingly prevalent blogger habit of accusing a critic of contrarianism simply because his views don’t line up with those of the majority.

  • 11 9-21-2010 at 5:17 pm

    John said...

    @Guy I agree with you to the extent that your complaints don’t perpetuate this cycle of increasing tediousness.

    So far we have:
    Tedious Dissenter
    Tedious Complaints of Contrariness
    Tedious Complaints of Complaints of Contrariness
    And now me, who’s tediously complaining of complaints of complaints of contrariness

    This whole thing is very tedious.

  • 12 9-21-2010 at 5:18 pm

    John said...

    And yes, semantics are a huge part of the online world.

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