2/14 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: Remembering 1939, Finke talks to Pascal, Marion Cotillard in ‘The Dark Knight Rises?’

Posted by · 9:28 am · February 14th, 2011

• Patrick Goldstein remembers 1939: “When 10 great Oscar nominees really meant 10 great nominees.” [The Big Picture] • Nikki Finke talks to Sony honcho Amy Pascal in the wake of “The Social Network”‘s post-season stall. [Deadline] • Marnie Hanel chats with “127 Hours” production designer Suttirat Larlarb, with sketches to boot. [Little Gold Men]

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‘Hurt Locker,’ ‘Up,’ ‘The Cove’ win with PGA

Posted by · 5:56 pm · January 24th, 2010

Wow.  Summit Entertainment’s “The Hurt Locker” took down Goliath to win the PGA award tonight.  I’m at a total loss.  The film has asserted itself, rather dramatically, as a film to contend with, one that won’t be stampeded by the “Avatar” express.  And I am, quite frankly, ecstatic at the notion. Actor Jeff Bridges presented […]

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Guilds announce honorary awards

Posted by · 3:49 pm · October 10th, 2009

When two guilds have already named certain people they plan to honor in 2010 — unlike the Academy, they don’t feel the need to relegate honorary award recipients to a separate ceremony in November — you know the season is upon us. The Producers Guild of America recently announced that their next annual Milestone Award […]

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Michael Mann goes deep on ‘Public Enemies’

Posted by · 10:38 am · June 16th, 2009

There’s a reason Michael Mann is my favorite working director.  Consistently saddled with accusations of unyielding perfectionism and idiosyncrasy, he is a filmmaker who sets out to make exactly the film he wants to make every time, and he has the goods to back up the artistic aggression.  The last two times out of the […]

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