12/24 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: Coen mustache history, year’s most overlooked, Cronenweth on ‘Social’

Posted by · 6:12 am · December 24th, 2010

The 15 greatest mustaches in Coen brothers history. [Vulture]

The Gurus o’ Gold get their last licks in before the new year. [Movie City News]

Betsy Sharkey writes up the 10 most overlooked films of 2010, and yes, it’s a valid point to put the nearly $300 million worldwide grosser “Shutter Island” on there. [Los Angeles Times]

Underdog “The Lottery” looks for Oscar jackpot. [New York Times]

David Poland chats with “The Social Network” cinematographer Jeff Cronenweth. [The Hot Blog]

Melena Ryzik has a candid conversation with “The Kids Are All Right” star Julianne Moore. [The Carpetbagger]

Cath Clarke talks “The Way Back” with Jim Sturgess across the pond. [The Guardian]

[Photo: Paramount Pictures]

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  • 1 12-24-2010 at 7:26 am

    Robert Hamer said...

    Right, Shutter Island was *so* neglected. I guess The Aviator was overlooked in 2004? That made less money than Shutter Island.

  • 2 12-24-2010 at 7:29 am

    Nicolas Mancuso said...

    Your sarcasm has gotten old, Robert. Chill out.

  • 3 12-24-2010 at 7:37 am

    Robert Hamer said...

    How about: you comment the way you want to comment, and I’ll comment the way I want to comment, and not tell someone to “chill out” simply because you don’t agree with their opinion. Deal?

  • 4 12-24-2010 at 7:46 am

    Nicolas Mancuso said...

    I never said I disagreed with your opinion. Just your tone. Let’s not exaggerate.

    There’s a respectful way to disagree with someone, you know.

  • 5 12-24-2010 at 7:48 am

    Robert Hamer said...

    *sigh* Fine, point taken. If you really find it off-putting, I’ll cut…back….on my sarcasm.

  • 6 12-24-2010 at 8:56 am

    James D. said...

    Yeah, it is pretty silly to call Shutter Island overlooked. There are real quality films that made a fraction of what Shutter Island did.

  • 7 12-24-2010 at 10:06 am

    Megan said...

    I was going to nerd-rage if Sam Elliot wasn’t the No. 1 Coen Mustache. Not only the greatest Coen stache, but probably the greatest of all time.

    Daniel Plainview…another legendary pushbroom.

  • 8 12-24-2010 at 1:45 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Lack of box office does not necessarily equal “overlooked,” which was the point of my comment. It’s difficult to argue with the fact that the film has fallen off the radar despite having champions here and there. Though I realize Robert doesn’t miss a chance to dump on the movie this year. It’s not as bad as Speaking English’s obsession with “The Hurt Locker,” though. Not yet, anyway.

  • 9 12-24-2010 at 5:15 pm

    James D. said...

    If a movie makes that kind of money and doesn’t make the Oscars, and we assume that quality is what matters in these things, isn’t it the films fault?

  • 10 12-24-2010 at 6:45 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    I never assume that quality and the Oscars go hand in hand, though perhaps you do.

  • 11 12-24-2010 at 11:06 pm

    Robert Hamer said...

    My crusade against Shutter Island is only going to last as long as this Oscar season. Once its success or failure to garner a Best Picture nomination happens, then you can rest assured that I will not go the Speaking English route of railing against a fait accompli.

  • 12 12-24-2010 at 11:17 pm

    Robert Hamer said...

    Oh, and by the way, when you take every chance you get to proclaim the film as some sort of misunderstood masterpiece, I’m pretty sure I’m more than justified in saying that it sucks more than a few times.

  • 13 12-25-2010 at 5:27 am

    James D. said...

    I thought I remembered you once saying you thought it was the quality of the films that mattered. My mistake, then.

  • 14 12-25-2010 at 7:32 am

    JJ1 said...

    Well, from my angle, as someone who loved SI – I think it has been overlooked, awards-wise. Moneywise, no, it made a bundle.

    And for those who didn’t care for it, of course it’s not being overlooked. It all depends on the perception/reception. :)

  • 15 12-25-2010 at 9:48 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Robert: “It sucks.” Such educated criticism, that.

    James: That does nothing to address what I said so I’ll just leave it alone.

  • 16 12-27-2010 at 8:27 am

    Koto said...

    Thanks so much for posting Guardian’s
    Jim Sturgess interview.It’s great.And this sentences just make me smile.(“One Day” ‘s test screening was held recently.I heard he is excellent in it.I believe”One Day” will be his truly break film.)

    “You need only look at what An Education did for an unknown Carey Mulligan to see where Jim Sturgess might be headed. In 2011 he stars
    in the new film from Lone Scherfig, director of An Education. One Day is already being talked-up as a dead cert repeat of the award-magnet formula: adaptation of a smart, funny, much-loved Brit lit (in this case, David Nicholls’s novel), with a star-making turn by a box-fresh young English actor.”

  • 17 12-27-2010 at 10:12 am

    Robert Hamer said...

    Kris, either you simply don’t remember the laundry list of criticisms (of which I wasn’t alone) I’ve brought up against Shutter Island, or you’re being willfully dishonest with your condescending remark. Either way I can tell that there’s no way to have a mature or productive debate with you on this film.