A film that sticks — why ‘Revolutionary Road’ is a masterwork

Posted by · 2:26 pm · January 15th, 2009

GENTLE SPOILERS WITHIN — READ WITH CAUTION Fear of change, fear of risk. “If you don’t try anything, you can’t fail,” she tells him, striking at the heart of what has him so afraid of uprooting their family to Paris in the hopes of a better way of life.  Frank Wheeler is terrified of change, […]

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11/28 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 6:49 am · November 28th, 2008

• David Poland is still in two minds about “Benjamin Button,” but agrees with Kris that “Slumdog” is the one to beat. [The Hot Blog] • Kim Voynar, meanwhile, surveys the Best Picture contenders, and is as confused as the rest of us. Interesting point about the potential impact of current events on “Slumdog,” though.  […]

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‘Revolutionary’ screening

Posted by · 6:24 pm · November 15th, 2008

I’m not allowed to get into my thoughts on “Revolutionary Road” in any real detail yet, but we’ve got a real Best Picture contender on our hands, one driven to that status by a dynamic blend of powerhouse performances that won’t likely be forgotten any time soon. Leonardo DiCaprio, joined on stage right now with […]

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‘Revolutionary Road’ site launched

Posted by · 10:52 am · November 15th, 2008

Not many new images yet (some background shots), but you get a sampling of Thomas Newman’s typically Spartan work as composer.  And there’s a nice section on author Richard Yates that does the guy plenty justice.  Click the image below to check out the new site.

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