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LONDON: ‘Dean Spanley,’ ’1234,’ ‘Goodbye Solo’

Posted by Guy Lodge · 7:03 pm · October 17th, 2008

Long day today, with some complicated scheduling: after a press screening of Atom Egoyan’s “Adoration” turned out to be full, I was presented with the choice of catching up with either “Miracle at St. Anna” or Kazakhstani Oscar submission “Tulpan.” I opted for the latter — well, it’s got more of a chance of getting [...]

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9/7 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by Kristopher Tapley · 11:00 am · September 7th, 2008

• Peter Sciretta thinks “The Dark Knight” will eventually beat the $600 million “Titanic” domestic take with re-releases in future years.  Fair enough, but the worldwide gross is insurmountable and always will be. [/Film] • Tom O’Neil wonders whether Peter O’Toole has an Oscar win in store for his work in “Dean Spanley.” [Gold Derby] [...]

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Is there room for the old(er) guys?

Posted by Guy Lodge · 6:02 am · September 7th, 2008

With the acting races getting more crowded by the day, it seems new contenders will need to make quite some impact to stay afloat in awards season. Nonetheless, David Poland and Tom O’Neil are beating their respective drums for a couple of veteran actors in decidedly low-key projects that have just bowed at Toronto. David [...]

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