Roundup: Weinstein on 'the most competitive season I've ever seen'
Oscar talk is not something you'd expect to surface much at the Zurich Film Festival, but when Harvey Weinstein is giving a masterclass there, it inevitably comes up. Wendy Mitchell reports from the event, where the master awards campaigner declared this year's Oscar race "the most competitive season I've ever seen," explained the delayed release of "Grace of Monaco" -- it's not ready, he wants it to play festivals and it could be "bigger than 'My Week With Marilyn'" -- and revisited the 15-year-old controversy of "Shakespeare in Love"'s five Oscar-awarded producers. He also gave a shout-out to his favorite non-Weinstein films of the season so far: "12 Years a Slave," obviously, but also "Prisoners." [Screen Daily]
Noel Murray, Keith Phipps and Tasha Robinson evaluate the current, sequel-riddled state of American animation. [The Dissolve]
Venezuelan film "Bad Hair" won top honors at the San Sebastian Film Festival; Jim Broadbent won Best Actor for "Le Week-End." [Variety]
In the wake of recent dropouts from the 2013 prestige slate, Nathaniel Rogers asks if October is the new December. [The Film Experience]