Met with the new, improved and much thinner version of Jonah Hill today; as far as I’m concerned if “Moneyball” works, it’s because of him. And with the luminous while down to earth Jessica Chastain, Ms. Everywhere.
Somehow I also managed to see “Albert Nobbs,” which seems a slam dunk for best actress for Glenn Close and best supporting actress for Janet McTeer, and a possible for best picture. Then I managed to sneak in a couple of obscure ones — “Girl Model,” a documentary about how Russian girls are shipped off to Japan to be models, often losing money instead of living dreams; and a hard little Irish film called “Behold the Lamb” starring Aiofie Duffie as a pregnant junkie. These are the kind of films that will never make it to the States, but that give you a feel for the global film world. And then I caught “Pariah,” a black lesbian coming of age story which will be released here by Focus.
Now I’ve got to go to the Fox Searchlight Vanity Fair Belvedere Vodka party. I know, tough job