12/11 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 9:24 am · December 11th, 2009

• Jeffrey Wells conveys the sentiment from director Rod Lurie: Kathryn Bigelow will win the Oscar for Best Director this year.  Agreed. [Hollywood Elsewhere] • Scott Bowles talks to the man of the hour: James Cameron. [USA Today] • Steve Pond sits down with “Mary and Max” writer/director Adam Elliot. [The Odds]

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EDINBURGH: Animated pleasures

Posted by · 1:25 pm · June 17th, 2009

Today’s Edinburgh talk may have centered on festival opener “Away We Go” (more on that to come), but the day’s real delight was “Mary and Max” (***1/2), an alternately disarming and disconcerting feature debut from claymation maestro Adam Elliot, who won a 2003 Academy Award for his short “Harvey Krumpet,” and carries that film’s decidedly […]

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