Nathaniel Rogers (Gurus of Gold pundit and otherwise brilliant human) has begun his Oscar Symposium. He kindly invited a few of us to chat along with him. Mostly we try to stay focused on the acting races. It does sort of swerve outside the lines at times. Check it out.
The New York Times features screenplay excerpts from some of the year’s most vividly written screenplays. They smartly include Kill Your Darlings, one of the best and most underrated writing of the year. Ten years of honing and rewriting birthed something close to perfection, especially from a writing standpoint. They also highlight Nicole Holofcener’s Enough Said, Julie Delpy/Ethan Hawke/Richard Linklater’s Before Midnight and Spike Jonze’s Her. NY Times
Gold Derby’s Tom O’Neil chats with Marty Scorsese — it’s that time of year when we have to worry about what Academy members will think. Too bad that’s become every time of year.
Frozen overtook the US box office this past weekend leading journalist Susan Wloszczyna to post this on her Facebook page:
OK, Hollywood: With Frozen topping the box office in its 7th week and Catching Fire poised to bump Iron Man 3 as 2013’s top grosser, can we please hire more female directors and make a bunch of movies with women in the lead that are more than just romantic comedies? And how about a lady person to direct Wonder Woman while we are at it?