2/7 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: The country turns to a flawed ‘Grit’ hero, will win/won’t win, Lanthimos talks ‘Dogtooth’

Posted by · 8:58 am · February 7th, 2011

“Why, in troubled times, does America turn to a hard-drinking, half-blind US marshal?” [The Guardian]

Bob Verini takes the pro/con route on each Best Picture hopeful. [Variety]

Larry Rohter chats with “Dogtooth” director (and unlikely Oscar nominee) Yorgos Lanthimos. [The Carpetbagger]

David Poland talks “Black Swan” with cinematographer Matthew Libatique, film editor Andrew Weisblum and director Darren Aronofsky. [The Hot Blog]

Pete Hammond reports from Saturday night’s WGA Awards. [Deadline]

John Lopez talks to Best Supporting Actress hopeful (and craven self-campaigner) Melissa Leo. [Little Gold Men]

Scott Feinberg sits down with “Winter’s Bone” star John Hawkes in Santa Barbara. [ScottFeinberg.com]

[Photo: Paramount Pictures]

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  • 1 2-07-2011 at 9:50 am

    Afrika said...

    The educated tend to over analyse, looking for patterns in places patterns don’t exist.

    I don’t think Americans made a conscious decision to turn to a hard-drinking, half-blind US marshall because of tough economic times.

    Could people be flocking to the cinema because True grit is a well-acted western ? call me me crazy.

  • 2 2-07-2011 at 10:06 am

    Maxim said...

    Call me crazy but I think Afrika is on to something. I think that article is latest in miriad of articles by Guardian that demonstrates that they simply don’t have a grasp and understanding of the topic they are talking about.

    They cite numbers and “evidence” in a way that’s strictly paints them as outisders peering in. They don’t get it. Not really.

  • 3 2-07-2011 at 10:10 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    For the record: I agree with you both.

  • 4 2-07-2011 at 10:28 am

    Zack said...

    I can’t remember the last acclaimed, financially successful movie that WASN’T somehow spun as reflective of These Troubled Times ™. Hell, gimme five minutes and I can probably find someone going on about how people liked “Inception” because it reminded them of how hard it is to find work nowadays.

  • 5 2-07-2011 at 1:54 pm

    Speaking English said...

    Testing, 1234.

  • 6 2-07-2011 at 1:54 pm

    Jonathan said...

    Testing, testing,