11/28 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 6:49 am · November 28th, 2008

• David Poland is still in two minds about “Benjamin Button,” but agrees with Kris that “Slumdog” is the one to beat. [The Hot Blog] • Kim Voynar, meanwhile, surveys the Best Picture contenders, and is as confused as the rest of us. Interesting point about the potential impact of current events on “Slumdog,” though.  […]

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“An Oscar-less Toronto” — but not for Searchlight

Posted by · 3:58 am · September 10th, 2008

Anybody who’s kept even half an eye on film news recently knows by now that, compared to previous years, the consecutive Venice and Toronto festivals have done little to illuminate the Oscar race. (Unless, I suppose, you were one of those predicting major glory for “Miracle at St. Anna.”) The Hollywood Reporter adds their verdict […]

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9/8 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 6:36 am · September 8th, 2008

• Jen Yamato wonders what the hell happened to Oscar-winner Cuba Gooding Jr. [Rotten Tomatoes] • Jeffrey Wells puts up a positive review of Kevin Smith’s “Zack and Miri Make a Porno,” philosophizes on the photographical approach to actually shooting a porno. [Hollywood Elsewhere] • Logan Hill profiles “The Brothers Bloom” star Rachel Weisz back […]

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