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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  • 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:
    Consensus
    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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