What we’ve been reading – October 10th through October 13th:
Roger Ebert asks the question: Simply put, has anyone ever attended a 2-D movie and thought, ‘If only it were in 3-D’? I doubt it, because 2-D creates a perfectly effective illusion of depth and dimension. When I see Lawrence growing from a dot far across the desert sands, it never occurs to me that I’m watching a 2-D image. When I watch 3-D, however, I’m constantly reminded that it’s in 3-D. Objects approach and recede alarmingly, drawing you out of the actual film.
The Grift, Con Artists and Skeptics. Something tells me that Randi, Errol Morris and Ricky Jay would get along just fine
The new Oscar rules this year could increase the chances of the "uber-indies" finally having a say in the Oscar winner circle – or at least getting some more much-needed acknowledgement.