THR’s directors round table

Posted by · 6:57 am · December 21st, 2010

The Hollywood Reporter sure kicked up some controversy with that writers round table last month. This one featuring directors of the season has been making the rounds so I thought I’d post it up:

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12/13 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: HFPA’s “unsavory business practices,” Elswit talks ‘Town,’ the Zen of ‘TRON’

Posted by · 8:08 am · December 13th, 2010

• Golden Globes PR chief slams HFPA for “unsavory business practices.” [The Wrap] • David Heuring chats with “The Town” cinematographer Robert Elswit. [Variety] • Oscar marketing smackdown: “127 Hours” and “Buried.” [The Hollywood Reporter]

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12/7 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: Bridges’s terms for ‘Legacy,’ Coppola on ‘Somewhere,’ Gurus take another stab

Posted by · 8:39 am · December 7th, 2010

• Jeff Bridges to “TRON Legacy” producers early on: “Tell me the things you are going to do that no one’s ever done before.” [The Wrap] • Sofia Coppola talks “Somewhere” across the pond. [Daily Telegraph] • Jesse Eisenberg on awards season, narcissism and his feelings about an Oscar nomination. [Movieline]

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‘Blue Valentine’ and ‘Rabbit Hole’ depict tortured souls with authentic ease

Posted by · 10:56 am · October 6th, 2010

Watching Derek Cianfrance’s “Blue Valentine” and John Cameron Mitchell’s “Rabbit Hole” in the same 24-hour span is a brutal exercise.  There are plenty of raw, realistic, dreary emotions flying through these narratives, but the experiences were very rewarding. Starting with Cianfrance’s film, which has been making the festival rounds since a healthy Sundance reception, I […]

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9/21 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: Gosling and Williams’s “real love,” Bardem blushes, defending Affleck

Posted by · 9:03 am · September 21st, 2010

• According to director Derek Cianfrance, committed actors Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams had “some real things happening” while portraying lovers in “Blue Valentine.” [Hollywood Reporter] • Nicole LaPorte on Toronto’s Oscar-launching ground and the films that made a splash. [Daily Beast] • Javier Bardem can’t believe he’s a heartthrob. [Daily Telegraph]

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CANNES: ‘Blue Valentine,’ ‘Tamara Drewe,’ ‘Film Socialisme’

Posted by · 5:19 am · May 19th, 2010

Sadly, this is looking like a second consecutive day of minimal film viewing — thanks to the scheduling of my morning roundtable interview with the “Blue Valentine” team of Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams and director Derek Cianfrance, I had to forgo this morning’s screening of Lee Chang-dong’s “Poetry,” of which I have rather high expectations […]

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