20 Weeks Archive for September, 2007

22 Weeks To Oscar – Post-Toronto Column

It would be easy to shrug this notion off and say,


20 Weeks – That Took A Long Time!!!

I can’t believe it took until today for someone to notice that Sean Penn’s Into The Wild didn’t end up on the Oscar charts last week.
It is NOTHING but an stupid oversight… and frankly, I have no idea how I managed it. My first reaction when I read a commented on this blog to that end was to assume they were missing something. But it was I.
As I have otherwise written, a real believer that the film is not only in the race, but has a significant chance to make it into the Final Five.
My apologies to you and to all at Vantage. The corrected chart is now up.


24 Weeks To Oscar

The Oscar season has started, not with a bang, but with a whimper.
It’s not that there aren’t a lot of terrific movies out there. It’s just that there is nothing either screening at festivals now or in the near future that suggests that any movie is a lock for a Best Picture nomination.
You can make arguments on either side of almost every contending movie.

The Rest…
The Charts…


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“We don’t have any idea what the universe is. Wise people have always told us that this is proof you shouldn’t think, because thinking leads you nowhere. You just build over this huge construction of misunderstanding, which is culture. The history of culture is the history of the misunderstandings of great thinkers. So we always have to go back to zero and begin differently. And maybe in that way you have a chance not to understand but at least not to have further misunderstandings. Because this is the other side of this question—Am I really so brave to cancel all human culture? To stop admiring the beauty in human production? It’s very difficult to say no.”
~ László Krasznahorkai

“I have a license to carry in New York. Can you believe that? Nobody knows that, [Applause] somebody attacks, somebody attacks me, oh, they’re gonna be shot. Can you imagine? Somebody says, oh, it is Trump, he’s easy pickings what do you say? Right? Oh, boy. What was the famous movie? No. Remember, no remember where he went around and he sort of after his wife was hurt so badly and kill. What?  I — Honestly, Yeah, right, it’s true, but you have many of them. Famous movie. Somebody. You have many of them. Charles Bronson right the late great Charles Bronson name of the movie come on.  , remember that? Ah, we’re gonna cut you up, sir, we’re gonna cut you up, uh-huh.


One of the great movies. Charles Bronson, great, Charles Bronson. Great movies. Today you can’t make that movie because it’s not politically correct, right? It’s not politically correct. But could you imagine with Trump? Somebody says, oh, all these big monsters aren’t around he’s easy pickings and then shoot.”
~ Donald Trump