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BFCA scores: The Town, The American, Never Let Me Go

| September 15, 2010 | 12 Comments

Currently Ben Affleck’s The Town is¬†cleaning up¬†at BFCA with an 86, well within range¬†of a Best Picture nomination. Meanwhile, The American, Jack Goes Boating and Never Let Me Go¬†seem to have¬†gone down for good¬†in the BP race, if BFCA scores are any indication, which they generally are. All 10... (Read More)

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Toronto Festival Diary: Day 6

| September 14, 2010 | 15 Comments

The first film of the day was Darren Aronofsky‚Äôs Black Swan. I attended a screening at the beautiful historic Elgin Theatre, which is the best theatre of the festival and especially fitting to see a film about the ballet. Natalie Portman plays Nina, an innocent young ballerina being thrust... (Read More)


Kidman Joins Best Actress Race

| September 14, 2010 | 55 Comments

Thanks to Ryan’s post, our thoughts turn to Nicole Kidman, who is said to do brilliant work in Rabbit Hole, a tough sell all around but given Kidman’s popularity and star power, a strong possibility. Pete Hammond, new awards writer for Deadline, writes:

The Social Network Blooms on the Web

| September 14, 2010 | 32 Comments

There was a bit of a curfuffle a few weeks back because a handful of bloggers were handpicked to see David Fincher’s The Social Network, possibly by the director himself. A day or so ago, the fruits of that labor emerged when a unanimous chorus of praise coming from... (Read More)

Nicole Kidman in Rabbit Hole

| September 14, 2010 | 67 Comments

Indulge me a moment for an editorial note? I’d like to remind our readers that we don’t neglect or postpone featuring movies like Rabbit Hole because we’re not interested. We are. But without clips, without trailers, without even a poster, what are we to say? “Sounds possibly promising”? Don’t... (Read More)

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Toronto Festival Diary: Day 5

| September 13, 2010 | 16 Comments

I attended a screening of Danny Boyle‚Äôs 127 Hours, starring James Franco. The film takes you on the true life adventurer Aron Ralston (Franco), who found himself fighting for his life after his arm was crushed by a boulder.¬† Adapted by Boyle and Simon Beaufoy from the book, Between... (Read More)