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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On TCM now…

Posted by · 6:29 pm · June 5th, 2009

Richard Schickel’s documentary “Spielberg on Spielberg.”  Just finished talking about “Duel” (what I maintain to be a top five Spielberg effort to this day) and “Jaws.”  Ths is critical viewing to anyone interested in filmmaking.  It’s a treat to hear the director talking at length about his own work.  This is a guy who has […]

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