9/20 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: Timberlake’s Oscar hopes, Brolin’s peculiar suggestions, flurry of Toronto purchases

Posted by · 9:39 am · September 20th, 2010

• Tom O’Neil wrangles up perspectives on Justin Timberlake’s Oscar potential for “The Social Network.” [Gold Derby] • Steven Zeitchik sits down with “Catfish” directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman. [Los Angeles Times] • Debating the ethics of movie spoilage on a user-generated web encyclopedia might be the very definition of futility, but the Gray […]

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9/16 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 9:46 am · September 16th, 2010

• Jacki Weaver talks “Animal Kingdom” downunder. [New Zealand Herald] • Rowan Joffe on how he conceived “The American” as “an almost parodic contemporary Western.” [Movieline] • Mark Romanek on music videos vs. movies. [Wall Street Journal]

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9/15 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 9:51 am · September 15th, 2010

• Anne Thompson sits down with Golden Lion winner Sofia Coppola, from Venice. [Thompson on Hollywood] • Patrick Goldstein on Hollywood’s on-going lover affair with mobster cinema. [The Big Picture] • Pete Hammond concurs with the Oscar buzz surrounding “The Social Network” after a slew of screenings in New York and Los Angeles. [Deadline]

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TELLURIDE: ‘Never Let Me Go,’ ‘Tabloid’

Posted by · 1:16 am · September 4th, 2010

On the first day of this year’s fest, things are off to an interesting, up and down start. I would bore you with an intro, but it’s late and I’m fading. Let’s get to the reactions… “Never Let Me Go” (**) I went back and read Guy’s summation of Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel “Never Let Me […]

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‘Never Let Me Go’ poster

Posted by · 4:34 pm · July 26th, 2010

One of the year’s most mysterious projects for me is Mark Romanek’s “Never Let Me Go.” I haven’t read the book (though I’m wondering whether I should), the trailer left me bewildered, I didn’t read Guy’s Page to Screen column on the source material and I’ve basically just kept my nose out of it for […]

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PAGE TO SCREEN: “Never Let Me Go” by Kazuo Ishiguro

Posted by · 4:21 pm · June 29th, 2010

SPOILER ALERT: By necessity, this article must reveal some key plot developments of the novel, though no more than you might have gleaned from the film’s recent trailer. “(T)hough the tears rolled down my face, I wasn’t sobbing or out of control,” writes Kathy, the young female narrator of Kazuo Ishiguro’s 2005 novel “Never Let […]

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‘Never Let Me Go’ trailer

Posted by · 4:21 pm · June 15th, 2010

I don’t know anything of the book, but this Mark Romanek adaptation is hotly anticipated by many.  After a look at the trailer, I’m still not feeling why, but I’m willing to dive in and see given the talent involved.  Obviously lead actress potential for Carey Mulligan.  I imagine Keira Knightley has something to chew […]

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Michael Jackson’s filmmaker collaborations

Posted by · 11:40 am · June 29th, 2009

Tomorrow’s installment of The Lists is going to be Michael Mann-centric, but I was all set to write up something brief in the way of qualifying Michael Jackson’s contributions to the movie world until I came across this Christopher Campbell posting at Spout Blog.  It’d be pretty difficult to go much deeper than he has. […]

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Romanek begins shooting ‘Never Let Me Go’

Posted by · 4:59 pm · April 14th, 2009

Last week, I mentioned how fully in the tank I am for Lynne Ramsay’s upcoming “We Need To Talk About Kevin.” Today, meanwhile, brings updated news of another British-funded adaptation with a mighty literary source, perfect-on-paper cast and exciting filmmaker who has been quiet for too long. The film in question is Mark Romanek’s take […]

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