Roundup: Deneuve honored by European Film Awards

Posted by · 6:09 am · September 26th, 2013

I’ll be attending the European Film Awards once more in December, and one of several good reasons to do so is that Catherine Deneuve will be in attendance. The French legend has been announced as the recipient of this year’s EFA Lifetime Achievement Award. Hard to argue with that: from “Repulsion” to “Belle de Jour” to “Dancer in the Dark,” Deneuve is an art house icon whose career spans multiple nations and generations. (No one else, after all, can claim to have worked with Bunuel, Polanski, Truffaut, von Trier and Ryan Murphy.) I’ve long argued that she should be near the top of the Academy’s honorary Oscar list, not least since her lone Oscar nod (for “Indochine”) hardly even represents a career high. Also receiving an honorary award at the ceremony will be Pedro Almodovar; shouldn’t those two have collaborated by now? [EFA]

Joe Reid and a group of contributors rank Ron Howard’s filmography from best to worst. [Tribeca Film]

Daniel Montgomery notes that three of the last four Best Cinematography winners have been 3D spectacles. Will “Gravity” continue the trend? I think (and hope) so. [Gold Derby]

Nathaniel Rogers on a Best Supporting Actress race made up of blonde bombshells and character actors. [The Film Experience]

Jennifer Lawrence is reuniting with her “Hunger Games” director Gary Ross for a new adaptation of “East of Eden.” (No, she’s not playing the James Dean role.) [Variety]

Manohla Dargis on a New York Film Festival lineup that seems designed to up the entertainment factor. [New York Times]

Will Forte, the less-discussed star of “Nebraska,” hosts a screening of the film in LA. [LA Times]

How two seemingly unrelated Oscar hopefuls, “Wadjda” and “Fruitvale Station,” prove the value of keeping things small. [The Dissolve]

On why studios are beginning to shy away from formula-based romantic comedies. [The Hollywood Reporter]

It’s clearly the week for directors to lay into their leading ladies. Paul Schrader attacks Lindsay Lohan for her failure to support “The Canyons.” [The Guardian]

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