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Posted by · 1:56 pm · February 22nd, 2009

“My natural reaction was, ‘Aw, s***!’  There’s that one little second when they call your name and you think, ‘Maybe the law of averages is gonna catch this motherf***er now. I’m gonna win this one!’ And I didn’t.  I didn’t forget the camera was there, I just didn’t give a f***. So I went with […]

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Best Actor race looking tight as always — expect surprises

Posted by · 11:37 am · September 17th, 2008

The Best Actor category tends to be one of the more crowded categories come Oscar time, and 2008 looks to be no exception. To be sure, there are a handful of frontrunners as usual, but hovering behind them are another group, more than eight who could easily sneak in and nab a nomination. Last year […]

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TORONTO: Martin Landau and Ellen Burstyn talk ‘Lovely, Still’

Posted by · 11:22 am · September 9th, 2008

When Chris Cooper accepted his Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in 2003, he pointed out that his co-star Meryl Streep had a great deal to do with his victory.  “We made great jazz together,” he said. “It’s easier when you like the person,” Martin Landau says, smiling.  “I’ve had to work with actors I could […]

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‘Lovely, Still’ clips

Posted by · 6:43 am · September 9th, 2008

Variety’s Anne Thompson has scored a few clips from Nik Fackler’s “Lovely, Still,” already generating stellar notices at the Toronto Film Festival.  Could Martin Landau and/or Ellen Burstyn become formidable acting contenders int his year’s Oscar race?

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TORONTO: ‘Lovely, Still,’ ‘Blindness’

Posted by · 8:57 pm · September 7th, 2008

Finally, a great little film… I love it when a film comes out of nowhere, from an unlikely source, a new talent, old talents re-discovering their gifts, or something that just plains shocks the hell out of the audience with its audacity and brilliance. That happened to me today with the wonderful, heartbreaking love story […]

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Is there room for the old(er) guys?

Posted by · 6:02 am · September 7th, 2008

With the acting races getting more crowded by the day, it seems new contenders will need to make quite some impact to stay afloat in awards season. Nonetheless, David Poland and Tom O’Neil are beating their respective drums for a couple of veteran actors in decidedly low-key projects that have just bowed at Toronto. David […]

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