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Another Defense of Jason Reitman

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The Atlantic’s David Sims writes a declarative piece called “Where Jason Reitman Went Wrong” because Men, Women & Children is being PANNED by critics. It’s the worst film ever, so bad it never should have seen the light of day. And THIS on the heels of Labor Day! Two in ...

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Of Frontrunners and Upsets – The Directors

This year we, have dipped into fantasy, and unshakable reality. We have come of age, confronted death, sought life’s meaning in a house floated by helium balloons. We have gotten inside the head of a bomb tech and barely made it out alive, only to find we have to go ...

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Five Reasons Why Up in the Air is for Grown-Ups

The Huffington Post’s Delia Lloyd on why maturity enhances one’s appreciation the Jason Reitman film – this post is a couple of weeks old but since I had seen it, it’s news to me: 1. It’s about the economy. As my former colleague Michelle Brafman notes, this is a movie ...

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The Directors Guild Preview

Kathryn Bigelow The Hurt Locker James Cameron Avatar Lee Daniels Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire Jason Reitman Up In The Air Quentin Tarantino Inglourious Basterds The Directors Guild awards are being held this Saturday night. The race feels less certain than it did before the Producers Guild’s ...

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Directors Roundtable

So, the DGA ballots are due on the 29th. The Oscar ballots get turned in tomorrow but the DGA is still in play. The Envelope has done some roundtable vids of our five esteemed directors. Tip off from ONTD. More after the cut. But fair warning, some of them — ...

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Up in the Air Screenwriting Flap

You know, I wasn’t going to bother with this story because it didn’t seem important enough to talk about — it seemed to me like it wasn’t a big deal. But it’s being talked about here and there so perhaps it’s time to talk about it a bit. The story ...

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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 ...

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The Right Film at the Right Time

Frank Rich has a way of putting things, particularly when he’s putting a film in its proper cultural context. Jason Reitman’s Up in the Air, he says, strikes a chord with weary Americans, and indeed, it’s difficult to watch Up in the Air and not feel what’s going on right ...

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