Sunday, December 4, 2011

More Shame/First Awards Wave Analysis/Oscars

Good Monday morning, America...


The NC-17 cat is out of the bag.  "Steve McQueen's "Shame" is finally running in a limited release and reportedly doing well.  This Monday's post includes two interviews with the director and co-writer McQueen, a review from Movie City News and the not surprising announcement from Cinemark that they will not be showing the film.

McQueen with Oliver Lyttleton of The Playlist:

McQueen with Scott Feinberg of The Hollywood Reporter:

Review from Mike Wilmington from Movie City News:

The Playlist post from The Playlist about Cinemark's decision:

Shame's IMDb page:


This last week saw "awards" announcements from The New York Film Critic's Circle, The Gothams and The National Board of Review as well as nominations from The  Independent Spirit Awards.  As you might expect, there was a good deal of "analysis" (including my own in this space the last week) from a variety of sources.  I have included a sampler of that here.

Thompson and Tapley's Oscar Talk podcast:

The Playlist's Amazing Race:

Steve Pond at The Wrap:

Scott Feinberg at The Hollywood Reporter:

Sasha Stone at Awards daily:


The Hollywood Reporter's Actor's Round table featuring TFF#38 tributee George Clooney:

The latest Gurus of Gold from Movie City News:

Rope of Silicon's Oscar predictions:
Supporting Actress:

Dave Karger at Entertainment Weekly:

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