OFF THE CARPET: The great, appreciated unknown

Posted by · 5:47 pm · September 19th, 2011

As we move out of the Toronto fray, Venice and Telluride already a memory, we look to the season ahead. The starting gun echo of those three early fall festivals is beginning to fade away, and with the dust settled or settling, it’s interesting to note the lack of an inarguable emerging player. In fact, […]

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First look at Tom Hanks, Thomas Horn in ‘Extremely Loud’

Posted by · 12:01 pm · August 10th, 2011

I’ve heard young Thomas Horn is a little heart-breaker in Stephen Daldry’s “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.” And Sandra Bullock seems to me someone to watch for in the supporting actress race, given the narrative of the book on which Eric Roth’s screenplay is based. But Tom Hanks is featured front and center in the […]

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OFF THE CARPET: The year of The Beard?

Posted by · 12:15 pm · July 4th, 2011

It felt really good to duck out of the looking-ahead business after last year’s fairly contentious (both amongst the films and their supporters) Oscar season. I didn’t saddle up to the upcoming season until a few weeks ago, hammering out preparations for this column, and even this, most would tell you, is too early. But […]

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Eric Roth on film noir

Posted by · 2:23 am · August 25th, 2010

Screenwriter Eric Roth, as ever, has a plate full of projects these days.  When he’s not working through an NFL-sanctioned Vincent Lombardi biopic with Robert De Niro, he’s perhaps working on his adaptation of Erik Larson’s “The Devil in the White City.” Then there are original scripts that have been lying around, waiting for filmmakers […]

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