Awards Watch Archive for September, 2014

Oh, David.

“There’s an incredibly narcissistic function of ‘I feel I deserve this kind of person at my side and as long as you’re willing to do the work to appear like that, yeah, let’s do it.’ And five years down the line it’s like, ‘Why are we so resentful of each other just ‘cos we can’t…

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Does Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars Posit H’wd As A “Disease”?

Does Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars Posit H’wd As A “Disease”?

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Gurus o’ Gold: Post-Venice/Telluride/Toronto Best Picture Field

Do the fall festivals matter? The Gurus chime in with their look at the Best Picture race, which has changed, particularly with the rise of 2 titles, but still finds the pre-fest Top 7 all residing int he Top 9 of this new chart.

Also, the actors and actresses who got the biggest festival bumps.

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“If Xavier Dolan is not a great—and arguably not even a particularly good—filmmaker, how to account for the enormous international acclaim of his work, of which Mommy feels like an early culmination?”

“If Xavier Dolan is not a great—and arguably not even a particularly good—filmmaker, how to account for the enormous international acclaim of his work, of which Mommy feels like an early culmination?”

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Pete Hammond Counts Down The Quality Pics Without Distribution That Are Running Out Of Time For A 2014 Awards Season Release

Pete Hammond Counts Down The Quality Pics Without Distribution That Are Running Out Of Time For A 2014 Awards Season Release With – Fleming On New Purchasing Powers At Toronto

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On Tate Britain’s Late Turner Show To Accompany The Release Of Mike Leigh’s Latest

On Tate Britain’s Late Turner Show To Accompany The Release Of Mike Leigh’s Latest

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How Par Plucked Chris Rock’s Top Five At TIFF, Plus Notes On Other Acquisitions

How Par Plucked Chris Rock’s Top Five At TIFF, Plus Notes On Other Acquisitions

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“What Daft Punk Unmasked In Eden Say About the End of Techno Culture”

“What Daft Punk Unmasked In Eden Say About the End of Techno Culture”

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Who’s The Next Star Of The Red Carpet?

Who’s The Next Star Of The Red Carpet?

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M. Phillips Talks Foxcatcher Awards Chances From Toronto

M. Phillips Talks Foxcatcher Awards Chances From Toronto

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Upcoming Academy Honoree Jean-Claude Carrière On Screenwriting And More

Upcoming Academy Honoree Jean-Claude Carrière On Screenwriting And More

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SPC Buys Into Julianne Moore-Starrer Still Alice At Toronto

SPC Buys Into Julianne Moore-Starrer Still Alice At Toronto

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“If you filter the enterprising work of folks like Anne Thompson, David Poland, Jeffrey Wells, Sasha Stone and Anthony Breznican through the prism of changing-with-the-film-criticism-times, awards season journalism becomes suddenly a very different animal. It’s also a clever and necessary way for film journalists to keep their opinions relevant. Not an easy feat in a world where most people no longer cite or read longform reviews but rely instead on the briefest of smartphone glances.”

“If you filter the enterprising work of folks like Anne Thompson, David Poland, Jeffrey Wells, Sasha Stone and Anthony Breznican through the prism of changing-with-the-film-criticism-times, awards season journalism becomes suddenly a very different animal. It’s also a clever and necessary way for film journalists to keep their opinions relevant. Not an easy feat in a…

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Going Back Home To Virginia With Steve James To Watch Life Itself

Going Back Home To Virginia With Steve James To Watch Life Itself

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Avers Jeffrey Wells

“I’m telling you straight and true that Paul Dano‘s performance as the youngish Brian Wilson in Bill Pohlad‘s Love and Mercy is almost spookily great.” Avers Jeff Wells

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“Yummy” Benedict Cumberbatch Seduces Toronto

“Yummy” Benedict Cumberbatch Seduces Toronto

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Imitation Game Screenwriter Champed To Tell Alan Turing Tale Since He Was 14

Imitation Game Screenwriter Champed To Tell Alan Turing Tale Since He Was 14

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Cieply Listens Into SPC’s Toronto Dinner To Get Some Award Season Cues

Cieply Listens Into SPC’s Toronto Dinner To Get Some Award Season Cues

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Scott Feinberg Thinks Mike Binder’s Black And White Is On Its Way To Awards

Scott Feinberg Thinks Mike Binder’s Black And White Is On Its Way To Awards

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Eric Kohn On Telluride Setting The Table For Toronto, Instead Of Turning Tables

Eric Kohn On Telluride Setting The Table For Toronto, Instead Of Turning Tables

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“The word I have fallen in love with lately is ‘Hellenic.’ Greek in its mythology. So while everyone is skewing towards the YouTube generation, here we are making two-and-a-half-hour movies and trying to buck the system. It’s become clear to me that we are never going to be a perfect fit with Hollywood; we will always be the renegade Texans running around trying to stir the pot. Really it’s not provocation for the sake of being provocative, but trying to make something that people fall in love with and has staying power. I think people are going to remember Dragged Across Concrete and these other movies decades from now. I do not believe that they will remember some of the stuff that big Hollywood has put out in the last couple of years. You’ve got to look at the independent space to find the movies that have been really special recently. Even though I don’t share the same world-view as some of my colleagues, I certainly respect the hell out of their movies which are way more fascinating than the stuff coming out of the studio system.”
~ Dallas Sonnier

“My first objective relationship in life was with the camera. I didn’t understand anything but then I realized the camera is my friend. It doesn’t lie to me. It doesn’t manipulate me. It only reports what I’m doing. And therefore, for me to work with a camera and the camera to be directed by an artist, a craftsman, someone who knows what he or she wants, I couldn’t ask for anything more.”
~ Elliot Gould