The Not-So-Calm Before the Storm

A few days ago, right after the BAFTAs, several websites declared the Oscar race over. I hadn’t felt nervous about The Hurt Locker’s Best Picture chances until that moment. You don’t declare a race over before ballots have been turned in. You just don’t....
Posted On 25 Feb 2010

I’m Shocked, Shocked!

Well, the clusterfuck has finally come full circle. The producer of The Hurt Locker blah blah blah, violated the rules by sending out an email, blah blah blah and cut to — he has had to apologize. He did finally apologize: The academy has not yet issued a statement about...
Posted On 24 Feb 2010

Cinematography Revealed

Nice Vanity Fair piece about the cinematography of the nominated films: The Hurt Locker’s director of photography, Barry Ackroyd, uses Super-16 cameras to create a raw, documentary feel for his sun-drenched canvas in Kathryn Bigelow’s Iraqi War drama. Christian Berger,...
Posted On 24 Feb 2010

Avatar and Up Win Big at the New 3-D Awards

The Wrap reports that there is a new kid in town in the awards circuit – the 3-D Society awards: ‚ÄúAvatar‚Äù grabbed seven awards, “Up” was named best animated 3D feature, and actor Brendan Fraser received the ‚ÄúBest 3D Talent‚Äù award for ‚ÄúJourney to the...
Posted On 24 Feb 2010