Meanwhile, the 2010 movie season gets cranked up this Friday in what should be an interesting first couple of months. A lot of releases in February and March are big studio films pushed back from the Oscar season ("Green Zone," "Shutter Island") mostly as a result of studio funding and the bare production slate from the writer's strike a couple years ago.
Monday, January 4, 2010
By Chase Kahn
I'd love to post my Top Ten of 2009 and my Top 20 of the Decade lists, but the sluggish independent market will put a good hold on those. (I still have to see "The White Ribbon," "35 Shots of Rum," "Fish Tank," etc.)
Plus Sony Pictures Classics decided to hold Jacques Audiard's "A Prophet" until 2010, a film that already has a unanimous critical following after debuting at Cannes in May. I'm ready to wipe the slate clean and start over, I just wish these 2009 releases were closer to - you know - 2009. The same thing happened last year when I waited for Steven Soderbergh's "Che."
Posted by Chase Kahn at 11:45 AM