1/19 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 10:46 am · January 19th, 2010

• Searching for meaning in Robert Downey Jr’s Stark-esque Globes beard.  Perhaps too much meaning. [CHUD] • Roger Ebert dives back into the enigma of Michael Haneke’s “Cache.” [Chicago Sun-Times] • Stretching to compare “Avatar” to “Slumdog Millionaire” because of it’s “out of the blue” success. [24 Frames]

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Guy’s top 50 of the decade: #11-20

Posted by · 6:51 pm · January 5th, 2010

Okay, so I wasn’t expecting “Wolf Creek” to be the most popular inclusion — though in putting it out there, I was glad to see the number of fellow cheerleaders I have for that one. Such sharing is the principal joy of doing such lists. I doubt that any titles in today’s group of ten […]

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WEEKLY WRAP: Reflections, early predix, animated contenders

Posted by · 4:32 am · November 14th, 2009

• Kris boldly offered some early winner predictions … I (and you) followed. • AMPAS unveiled the official list of 20 animated feature contenders, guaranteeing five eventual nominees. • This week’s Off the Carpet column picked through the leading Best Supporting Actor contenders. • In The Long Shot, we reflected on a handful of the […]

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The Times names Haneke’s ‘Caché’ the decade’s best

Posted by · 11:30 am · November 8th, 2009

I’m not sure why the British broadsheets are all falling over themselves to publish their ‘best of the 2000s’ lists in early November, but mere days after The Telegraph critics declared Michael Moore’s “Fahrenheit 9/11” the film of the decade, The Times has weighed in with their own Top 100. In their list, a different […]

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REVIEW: “The White Ribbon” (***1/2)

Posted by · 2:05 pm · October 22nd, 2009

London Film Festival With apologies to Pete Townshend, the kids are most certainly not alright. Such is the message we seem to be gleaning from the cinema of 2009, as a vast range of unrelated titles – “Precious,” “Coraline,” “Dogtooth,” “Antichrist,” “Fish Tank,” even “An Education” – appear united in visiting the physical and/or psychological […]

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Germany submits ‘White Ribbon’ for Oscar

Posted by · 3:44 pm · August 26th, 2009

It should come as no surprise to anyone that Germany has selected Michael Haneke’s “The White Ribbon” (trailer here) as their official candidate for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. No foreign-language Palme d’Or winner has failed to be entered in the race since Japan’s “The Eel” in 1997, and “The White Ribbon” has both […]

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Keep hidden

Posted by · 11:08 am · May 17th, 2009

In trying to disentangle the order of Martin Scorsese’s upcoming projects (in the wake of this week’s news that the master is taking on Sinatra), AwardsDaily’s Ryan Adams takes a peek at the range of titles that IMDB Pro lists on the director’s slate. I am mistrustful of IMDB’s information at the best of times, […]

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