Oscar Countdown – Best Director

Although I haven’t been making too big a deal about it, I have to say that there is a part of me that sits here unbelieving that a woman could actually win Best Director for the first time in Oscar’s 82 year history. The rules of the game have stated that only...
Posted On 15 Jan 2010

The Road’s Last Minute Rally

Gold Derby posts this Oliver Stone mention for the John Hillcoat epic: Oliver Stone, who directed a previous Oscar best picture (“Platoon”), is cheering on “The Road” as it jockeys for a spot in the top 10 of the current derby ‚Äî plus top five in other...
Posted On 15 Jan 2010

Tribute to A Serious Man

Speaking of hidden treasures, Kris Tapley does a nice job writing up the Coens’ brilliant A Serious Man, but especially its production design in the tech support column: The Coen brothers‚Äô latest film ‚ÄúA Serious Man‚Äù opens with a quote from French Rabbi Shlomo...
Posted On 15 Jan 2010

So You Think You Can Dance …. at the Oscars?

This just went out via press release. Your big chance if you can dance. Do you suppose they will do a reality-esque segment where they show the auditions, the trials and tribulations, the tears of sadness and moments of joy when each dancer is chosen to dance at the Big Show? And...
Posted On 14 Jan 2010