Studios, Indies (Who Can Tell The Difference?)

“Something’s up with Oscar. Hollywood’s golden guy isn’t the populist he once was. Last year, as Crash and Brokeback Mountain duked it out for best picture at the Academy Awards, the grumblings about independent flicks crashing Hollywood’s big party began getting louder. It’s more than a coincidence that at the same time this tut-tutting is going on about the Oscars, a number of critics and indie-film aficionados bemoan what they see as the increasingly mercantile aspects of the Sundance Film Festival.”