indieWIRE’s snapshot of news and views from around the web on Thursday.
More Foreign Language Oscar Entries
“Gomorrah” (Italy), “Dream Weavers — Beijing 2008” (China), “Painted Skin” (Hong Kong), “Salt of This Sea” (Palestine), “White Night Wedding” (Iceland), “Dog Eat Dog” (Colombia), “Karamazovs” (Czech Republic). [VAR]
Hoberman: What’s the story with the 2008 New York Film Festival?
“To my mind, a greater mission in showcasing those movies yet to land U.S. distribution—and this year, there are many.” [Village Voice]
With the NYFF about to begin, a look at fest spotlight Nagisa Oshima. [H2N]
Two from NYFF
Vadim Rizov weighs in on a pair of reviews: Matteo Garrone’s “Gomorrah” and Antonio Campos’ “Afterschool.” [HOUSE NEXT DOOR]
Meet the Eberts
Profiling dynamic duo: Roger and Chaz Ebert. [Time Out Chicago]