THE LONG SHOT: British reserve

Posted by · 8:07 pm · October 28th, 2010

“The British are coming!” crowed screenwriter Colin Welland from the Oscar stage in 1982, hoisting aloft his just-awarded awarded statuette for “Chariots of Fire” – and anticipating one of the bigger upsets in the history of the Best Picture race, as the modest British sports drama upended Warren Beatty’s grand political epic “Reds.” His rallying […]

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6/8 Web Round-up

Posted by · 8:52 am · June 8th, 2009

• The “Oh yeah, what happened to her?” blurb of the week. [Associated Press] • Yours truly covers Grant Morrison’s latest monthly, “Batman and Robin.” [Batman on Film] • David Poland analyzes the brave new world of media ad buys. [The Hot Blog] • Tom O’Neil on Geoffrey Rush’s new acting triple crown with last […]

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10/26 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 5:46 am · October 26th, 2008

• Tom O’Neil ponders Angelina Jolie’s Oscar hopes yet again… [Gold Derby] • …and rather pointlessly takes a shot at Sean Penn. [Gold Derby] • Peter Bart is charmed by Clint Eastwood’s development through the years. [Peter Bart] • Eastwood, meanwhile, offers up 12 key influences on his life in movies. [Entertaiment Weekly] • Peter […]

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