But is it?

Posted by · 9:07 am · September 21st, 2010

I’m not sure how I missed the memo, but in the past 48 hours, “The Town” apparently became an Oscar contender and nobody told me. You may recall that when I posted my updated predictions on Sunday, I actually found room for Ben Affleck’s popular sophomore feature in the Best Adapted Screenplay category. I thought […]

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SHORT TAKE: “The Town” (***)

Posted by · 5:29 am · September 8th, 2010

Venice Film Festival Many actors-turned-directors use their outings behind the camera to express something of themselves that they feel hasn’t been enabled by the filmmakers they’ve worked with thus far: personal passions or preoccupations, social or political responsibilities, alternative thespian workout plans or simply a craven desire for awards they haven’t been able to win […]

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Paramount and Lionsgate do it up pre-Globes

Posted by · 10:04 am · January 17th, 2010

There will be a number of post-Golden Globes parties tonight — Summit, Warner Bros., Fox, Weinstein, etc. — but a pair of studios did it up Saturday night in honor of their nominees. First at the Chateau Marmont, Paramount toasted its stable with a star-studded, paparazzi-snapping affair.  Actually, it wasn’t the least bit comfortable.  Talk […]

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11/30 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 10:55 am · November 30th, 2008

• Nathaniel Rogers muses on the Best Supporting Actor contest. [Film Experience] • Tom O’Neil ventures a tenuous (to me, at least) theory about gay roles and the Oscars. [Gold Derby] • Despite his fandom, Jeff Wells has some reservations about “Slumdog Millionaire.” [Hollywood Elsewhere] • A study of Hollywood’s ongoing fascination with the Holocaust. […]

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“To a place where we know we are loved”

Posted by · 3:10 pm · September 21st, 2008

This may be a movie awards site, but it would be remiss of us not to acknowledge that the Emmy awards take place tonight. I find it difficult to get invested in the Emmys when they so brazenly ignore landmark television on a yearly basis — this is the group that waited until “The Sopranos”‘ […]

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