It’s baaaack

Posted by · 4:11 pm · March 4th, 2010

Remember when Variety was outed for yanking that negative review of “Iron Cross” because the film purchased a $400,000 phase one Oscar campaign from the trade?  Well, they’ve quietly slipped it back online. UPDATE: And now it turns out the film’s director, Joshua Newton, has grown balls big enough to consider a lawsuit against Variety […]

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The price of Variety

Posted by · 3:11 pm · February 26th, 2010

Ever heard of “Iron Cross?” Don’t blame yourself if you haven’t: a Nazi revenge drama from freshman director Joshua Newton, opening in theaters next week, it appears to be notable principally for being the last film of the late Roy Scheider. Newton, however, had such high hopes for the film that he talked investors into […]

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12/1 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 9:35 am · December 1st, 2009

• Pete Hammond reports on a last minute surge to get “Iron Cross,” Roy Scheider’s final film, into Oscar contention. [Notes on a Season] • Gregory Ellwood takes note of the season’s box office champs so far: “Inglourious Basterds” and “Up.” [Awards Campaign] • Geoff Boucher talks to “Avatar” composer James Horner. [Hero Complex]

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