LIFE WITHOUT OSCAR: 1987 and 1988

Posted by · 3:21 pm · November 3rd, 2010

Catch up with the idea behind this series here. So sorry for the hiatus with this column but I took a break last week to focus on the top 10 horror films list and am a day late this week because I was stuck shooting all day yesterday. I’m sure you’ve all been missing it […]

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WGA to fete Barry Levinson

Posted by · 4:55 pm · January 21st, 2010

The press release, in part: Award-winning screenwriter Barry Levinson will receive the Writers Guild of America, West’s 2010 Laurel Award for Screen, honoring lifetime achievement in outstanding writing for motion pictures, at the 2010 Writers Guild Awards West Coast ceremony to be held on Saturday, February 20, 2010, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel […]

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2/9 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 6:02 am · February 9th, 2009

• Thom Yorke and Gustavo Santaolalla to join forces on “Terminator Salvation” tunes?? [The Playlist] • Tom O’Neil spotlights the BAFTA voting process. [Gold Derby] • T.L. Stanley on the politics of Dustin Lance Black’s WGA acceptance speech. [Gold Rush] • David Poland says Universal dropped the ball on “Frost/Nixon,” as represented by its incredibly […]

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INTERVIEW: Dustin Hoffman

Posted by · 9:24 am · December 26th, 2008

He doesn’t seem like Dustin Hoffman for some reason.  He sounds like Dustin Hoffman.  He looks like him.  But there aren’t really any traces of his decades-long assemblage of characters.  And he’s got an approachability that seems somehow uncommon for a star of his stature. But there he is, piecing together a sandwich with arugula, […]

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Mr. Beatty, direct another film please?

Posted by · 2:19 am · June 24th, 2008

Interviewing Warren Beatty a few years ago in Toronto, I was struck at once by his intellect, which is laser sharp. The man misses nothing. He speaks slowly, taking long pauses before he speaks, and avoids personal questions, which I dislike and refuse to ask anyway. He was with Annette Bening at the time, supporting […]

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