By S.T. VanAirsdale
Some of today's movie news of note from around New York:
--There's basically one New York film story today, and you know what that is. Among the notable reactions: Glenn Kenny is sad, disgusted. A grudge-bearing Lou Lumenick saw it coming. David Carr wants answers. David Thomson mourns critically. Gary Susman cringes, gets misty-eyed, etc. Michael Musto gets irreverent.
--For some of the best local commentary about this year's Oscar nominations, visit Mark Asch's spiel at The L Blog, where hope and cynicism collide in a radioactive hail: "I'd preface this post with 'not that it really matters,' except that that would be a lie. ... If There Will Be Blood and No Country for Old Men split the smart-person vote, and Juno actually wins, I will understand, even better than I do now, how the Unabomber felt in his cabin all those years."
--It may have taken two men to direct the NYC-to-Sundance '08 tandem Savage Grace and August, but they required only one powerhouse screenwriter to conjure them: Howard Rodman, with whom Ray Pride has a revealing interview at Movie City Indie.
--Over at Pullquote, Ed Koch offers four paragraphs of stinging rejoinders for Cloverfield, "probably the worst film I have ever seen." Cassandra's Dream fares a little better.
Posted at January 23, 2008 10:05 AM
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