Sunday, February 26, 2012

Talking Oscars' at the Newseum

Got to see the Washington Post's Film Critic Ann Hornaday talk about the Oscars at the Newseum yesterday. It was a fun 45 minutes of here giving opinions on this year's nominees.

She also has a very interesting piece in the Post today. Here's a little excerpt from it:

Of all the endangered species in Hollywood, perhaps the most overlooked might be the adult drama — the kind of mid-budget, modestly scaled, smartly written movie that seemed to be so common in the 1970s. Back then, the genre was typified by taut, no-nonsense films like “Chinatown” and “All the President’s Men.” Their present-day analogs are “Michael Clayton” or “The Social Network” — smart, stylish movies geared toward grown-ups that, were it not for the Oscars, would be less likely to find purchase in Hollywood’s current business model.

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