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Shutter Island – Back in the Race?

| September 17, 2010 | 57 Comments

Thanks to reader Kevin for posting this link to Gold Derby talking about how Shutter Island is not out of the Best Pic race, thanks to a studio push: Don’t make the mistake of thinking “Shutter Island” is shut out of this Oscar race just because it’s no longer... (Read More)

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Woody Allen Never Watches His Own Movies

| September 17, 2010 | 15 Comments

From an interview with Allen in the NY Times when asked about trends in his later work compared to the past: No, it‚Äôs too hit or miss. There‚Äôs no rhyme or reason to anything that I do. It‚Äôs whatever seems right at the time. I‚Äôve never once in my... (Read More)

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TIFF Winding Down

| September 17, 2010 | 10 Comments

Big thanks to Nancy for doing such a nice job covering the Toronto Film Festival this year.¬† I always look forward to her coverage. Nice job, Nancy. The TIFF hasn’t really brought out any new Oscar contenders in a big way. As Ebert said on Twitter, the film with... (Read More)

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Nicole Kidman to Star in Sweet Bird of Youth

| September 17, 2010 | 13 Comments

The New York Times reports that Nicole Kidman will star in the Tennessee Williams play Sweet Bird of Youth. Kidman is perfect for this, as she seems perfect to be play any of Williams’ female characters; she would make a great Maggie and a great Blanche, now especially. The... (Read More)

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The Town (not) Called Malice

| September 17, 2010 | 50 Comments

Imagine there’s no haters It isn’t hard to do… Imagine all the people Living life in peace Stop dreaming. But this week critics came closer to that mellow state of mind than we’ve seen since forever. When reviews for The Town started coming on strong a few days ago,... (Read More)

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Karger on Eckhart

| September 16, 2010 | 1 Comment

Nicole Kidman has a lot of support to earn a nod for Rabbit Hole, but EW’s Dave Karger says “a contender but not a slam dunk.” The one he wants you to keep an eye on is Aaron Eckhart: He shines in the film‚Äôs comedic and dramatic moments, showing... (Read More)

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Catfish Unfurls

| September 16, 2010 | 9 Comments

Unless you’ve been actively pursuing the plot, you’ve no doubt been aware of the lure of the documentary Catfish. They’ve been successful keeping the plot on the downlow and everyone who’s seen it always says the same thing: you’re better off seeing it knowing nothing.