Best in show 2010: the year in superlatives

Posted by · 10:07 am · December 17th, 2010

The week, and with it, the bulk of my 2010 coverage, draws to a close today with a look at the best of the best. I’m offering up a personal list of superlatives, including most Oscar categories and some other fun fields thrown in for good measure. A tradition at this point. There will be […]

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9/23 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: Brolin on Stone and Allen, remembering ‘Goodfellas’ and a ‘Boonmee’ how-to

Posted by · 9:06 am · September 23rd, 2010

• In a joint venture with Interview magazine, Roger Ebert corners Casey Affleck on “I’m Still Here.” [Chicago Sun-Times] • Kevin Gray talks “Wall Street” and Woody Allen with Josh Brolin. [Vulture] • Steve Pond runs a comb through the contenders so far to gauge strengths and weaknesses. [The Odds]

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9/20 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: Timberlake’s Oscar hopes, Brolin’s peculiar suggestions, flurry of Toronto purchases

Posted by · 9:39 am · September 20th, 2010

• Tom O’Neil wrangles up perspectives on Justin Timberlake’s Oscar potential for “The Social Network.” [Gold Derby] • Steven Zeitchik sits down with “Catfish” directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman. [Los Angeles Times] • Debating the ethics of movie spoilage on a user-generated web encyclopedia might be the very definition of futility, but the Gray […]

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Underdog ‘Dagenham’ may have the AMPAS touch

Posted by · 12:30 pm · September 11th, 2010

In Friday’s Oscar Talk, Anne and I pondered the Oscar potential of Sony Pictures Classics’ typically robust stable of contenders.  So far the best bet to have already hit theaters is Aaron Schneider’s “Get Low,” which could be a below-the-line play as well as a Best Actor possibility for Robert Duvall. Films from Rodrigo Garcia, […]

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‘You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger’ trailer

Posted by · 11:42 am · July 20th, 2010

Here we go again. I think I gave up on high hopes for Woody Allen efforts back around “Curse of the Jade Scorpion” or thereabouts. Yeah, I loved “Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” but, well…few and far between. The trailer for Allen’s latest, “You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger” has hit via Yahoo! Movies, and I […]

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CANNES: ‘You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger,’ ‘Kaboom,’ ‘Inside Job’

Posted by · 9:00 am · May 16th, 2010

Apologies for yesterday’s scarcity of Cannes updates: a bumper day of back-to-back screenings cut unavoidably into my writing time, particularly as “Another Year” — widely agreed, among those I’ve spoken to, to be the standout film of the Competition so far — merited a more substantial take than most. One day and several films later, […]

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CANNES PREVIEW: The best of the rest

Posted by · 9:44 am · May 10th, 2010

Okay, so you’ve combed through the 19 films in the Competition lineup for Cannes 2010, and you still haven’t found much to get excited about? Fret not. You wouldn’t know it to read most media coverage of the festival, but the Competition is only one course at the Cannes buffet – and not necessarily the […]

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Almodóvar and Banderas, together again

Posted by · 9:02 am · May 5th, 2010

Speaking as we just were of actors returning from the wilderness, when was the last time Antonio Banderas starred in a film you had any interest in seeing? (Talk to the hand if your answer contains the word “Shrek.”) From strained paycheck jobs like “My Mom’s New Boyfriend” to gruesomely botched prestige projects like “The […]

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