1/21 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 8:31 am · January 21st, 2009

• Sasha Stone chimes in with her final predictions. [Awards Daily] • As do the guys at Vulture, who are remaining loyal to “WALL-E” to the end. [Vulture] • Meanwhile, T.L. Stanley finally gives up on “Doubt.” [Gold Rush] • The venerable David Thomson plays the “will be/should be” game, with some curiously disconnected predictions. […]

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Foreign film shortlist revealed, ‘Gomorrah’ snubbed

Posted by · 11:53 am · January 13th, 2009

This is the most vile of all Academy committees.  They prove their disdain for truly great cinema year in and year out (let’s not forget last year’s snubs of “4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days” and “Persepolis” early on), and they’ve done it again this year, skewering Matteo Garrone’s blistering “Gomorrah,” leaving it for […]

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More foreign film submissions trickle in

Posted by · 2:47 pm · September 17th, 2008

With the deadline for submissions for Best Foreign Language Film coming at the end of the month, these are virtually being announced on a daily basis. The latest: Canada, whose “The Barbarian Invasions” took the gold in 2004, has selected French-Inuit period drama “The Necessities of Life.” The film, a period piece about the relationship […]

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