Tuesday, September 1, 2009

September 2009

September is the month that the Oscar race officially begins. We have a slew of festivals coming up in the next couple of weeks (Telluride, Venice, Toronto) and when things calm down we'll have a much clearer view of where this awards season is headed.

Only a few contenders are making their way into the fray this month, however. September 18th will usher in Jane Campion's period romance Bright Star and the Steven Soderbergh corporate comedy The Informant! Both of which have picked up some buzz already.

We'll also see Jennifer's Body, a film that has no awards potential (Megan Fox seriously cannot act, and high school killer comedies are not AMPAS cuppa), but has a script by Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody. I must admit I have an interest here. It's embarrassing, since I don't exactly expect the movie to be good, but I'm interested in Cody's Juno follow-up.

I was hoping we'd have heard good things about Coco Before Chanel, starring the lovely French actress Audrey Tautou (Amelie) as the fashion legend, but so far the response has been rather muted. Ah, well. There are always a few that disappoint.

This month will definitely be laying the foundation for the forthcoming Oscar season. What are you looking forward to seeing in September?


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