January 21, 2017

Awards Season Roundup: “True Grit” trailer reactions and a “Biutiful” move


By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: HollywoodNews.com’s Awards Season Roundup collects insights from around the Internet on films that are running in the Oscar race.

For those who missed it, the Coen Brothers gave audiences a sneak peek at their upcoming adaptation of “True Grit.” Reaction has been extremely favorable across the board. Movie City News writes that it “may be the best minute you spend alone this month.” Awards Daily wonders, based on the teaser, if this is the year cinematographer Roger Deakins wins his first Oscar. HitFix says, “Sometimes it pays to be last.” And In Contention adds, “It’s short, sweet and pleasingly oblique — but you only need watch the first few seconds to know we’re in for something a bit more substantial than the creaky 1969 oater that won John Wayne his gold-watch Oscar.”

Over on The Hot Blog, David Poland sits down with “The King’s Speech” star Colin Firth.

While Mexico officially has submitted Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s drama “Biutiful” as its foreign-language Oscar contender,

As “The Social Network” prepares to open, Dave Karger wonders if David Fincher’s drama can earn three of the five Best Supporting Actor nods (for Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, and Armie Hammer).

And at the New York Times, A.O. Scott offers up his analysis of the first week of the New York Film Festival. Just hearing his voice reminds me how much I miss the most recent version of “At the Movies.”

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About Sean O'Connell

Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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