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Trouble in Mind – Diving Down Deep with Best Actress

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  Three of the year’s strongest female performances threaten convention, the one that says females are usually cast as supporting, loving, noble characters who give of themselves in the service of the male lead.  It’s not always the case, especially not so in the Best Actress race; what better way to get attention from Oscar voters than to go dark. But in a year of such uplifting, feelgood films with…

Streep, Close, Williams, Swinton, Theron, Mara and … Davis

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Jeff Wells has gone to bat for Meryl Streep in The Iron Lady: You can dribble the Viola Davis basketball all over the court and shoot swish shots to your heart’s content, but that won’t change the fact that Meryl Streep’s freakishly dead-on performance as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady (Weinstein, 12.30) seems like a much more likely winner of the Best Actress Oscar right now. As far as…

Exquisite poster for We Need to Talk About Kevin

Exquisite poster for We Need to Talk About Kevin

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(Thanks to Joan.)

Oscarwatch: For Your Consideration

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Why does it seem like the beginning of October is already too late to push through an Oscar contender?  If you’re a big star in a big movie you’re already on the radar of those who write about Oscar buzz, a thing that increasingly has no there to it.  But if you’ve just given the performance of your life in a movie nobody has seen how does your publicist get…

Oscarwatch: Best Actress Heats Up

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There probably isn’t a better actress working in Hollywood who hasn’t yet won an Oscar than Glenn Close.  Charlize Theron, Jennifer Connelly, Jennifer Hudson, Marisa Tomei, Sandra Bullock have all collected their Oscars.  So to say that Close’s Oscar worthy role in Albert Nobbs is a long time overdue is to spotlight the obvious.  Oscar voters like to think that they vote for the most deserving in a given year…

UK trailer for We Need to Talk About Kevin

UK trailer for We Need to Talk About Kevin

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The concept and editing work is simply stunning on the 2 Kevin trailers we’ve seen this week. Watch the international version again after the cut.

New poster for We Need to Talk About Kevin

New poster for We Need to Talk About Kevin

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Huge improvement. A few days ago we were shown a disappointing generic template design. Now upgraded to one of the best posters of the year. Compare after the cut.

We Need to Talk About Kevin, international trailer & poster

We Need to Talk About Kevin, international trailer & poster

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We Need to Talk About Kevin Bande-annonce by toutlecine

Oscilloscope picks up We Need to Talk About Kevin

Oscilloscope picks up We Need to Talk About Kevin

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Oscilloscope Laboratories has picked up distribution rights to Lynn Ramsey’s We Need to Talk About Kevin following its Cannes premiere. Oscilloscope acquired Meek’s Cutoff earlier this year and is building a solid reputation showcasing quality indie productions. They handled Wendy and Lucy in 2008 and shepherded The Messenger to two Oscar nominations in ’09.

We Need to Talk About Kevin

We Need to Talk About Kevin

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Some Mother’s Son: We Need to Talk About Kevin So many times now we‚Äôve had to endure another tragic news story – some disgruntled teen has shot the whole school down and then killed himself. ¬†Sympathy goes to the victims and their parents, as well it should. Hatred and blame have to go somewhere, especially when the shooter has taken his own life. ¬†The first thought on everyone‚Äôs mind is…