Berlin bound

Posted by · 7:17 pm · February 11th, 2010

In a couple of hours, I’ll be packing my bags, donning my warmest and most ridiculous-looking puffa jacket and catching a crack-of-dawn flight to the German capital. The occasion, of course: the 60th Berlin International Film Festival. I’ve been to Berlin before — and was thoroughly enamored of it — though this will be my […]

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‘Winter’s Bone’ takes Sundance gold

Posted by · 6:03 am · January 31st, 2010

Talk about a good day for female filmmakers. Hours before Kathryn Bigelow’s history-making triumph at the DGA Awards, Debra Granik took the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance (in the U.S. Dramatic strand) for her critically lauded sophomore feature “Winter’s Bone.” Granik and co-writer Anne Rosselini also took screenwriting honors for the film. The film is […]

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OSCAR TALK: Ep. 19 — Sundance, David and Goliath, potential surprises, Bullock/Streep

Posted by · 11:41 am · January 29th, 2010

Welcome to Oscar Talk, a weekly kudocast between yours truly and Anne Thompson of Thompson on Hollywood. Two weeks since our last installment, Sundance is fading away and nominations announcement is a mere four days away. In our last pre-nom discussion, we dig into the following: • Fresh off of Sundance, we briefly discuss the […]

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1/29 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 8:53 am · January 29th, 2010

• Krista Smith sits down with dark horse Best Supporting Actor contender Christian McKay. [Little Gold Men] • Pete Hammond reports on the town’s goings-on, including Jason Reitman’s program of films for the New Beverly Theater. [Notes on a Season] • A master list of FYC screenplays available for download. [MovieCultists]

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