Of the Weekend – Episode 18 – 11.20-22.09

godardRead of the Weekend:

  • Tom O’Neill has looked back over the past two decades to examine the 20 closest Oscar races. [The Gold Derby]

News of the Weekend:

  • Apparently our “liberal” neighbor to the North isn’t as open-minded as we Americans imagine. Several gay films were seized by Canadian border authorities on their way to a popular film festival. [Alternative Film Guide]

Review of the Weekend:

  • Here’s some trivia: can you think of an instance of a foreign film getting remade by Americans and being better than the original? The answer is not Jim Sheridan’s Brothers. [Variety]

Oscar News of the Weekend:

  • Rob Marshall’s Nine was screened before a SAG audience and apparently the response was ecstatic. [In Contention]

Picture of the Weekend:

  • (Top Right) “I’m not a religious person, but I’m a faithful person. I believe in images. I have no children, only movies.” [Old Hollywood]

Video of the Weekend:

  • Jason Segel crashed a Swell Season (aka the couple from Once) concert and performed a song he wrote himself. It’s quite hilarious. [/Film]

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