'Director Marc Gracie has a thing for subcultures of a daggy Anglo kind. His little-celebrated comedy You and Your Stupid Mate paid tribute to the institution of the scout and guide gang show.'
'Similarly, Spin Out is set at a bachelor and spinsters ball, where unattached country folk come to dance all night and, hopefully, get lucky. ...'
'A week ago, most Oscar prognosticators and strategists had effectively written off Harvey Weinstein as a player in this year's awards race.'
'His movie company, troubled by executive departures and box-office misfires, had neither the money nor the manpower needed to sustain an awards campaign, Hollywood conventional wisdom held. And Weinstein's primary contender this time around, Lion, an adoption drama set in India and based on an astonishing true story, was generating virtually no tastemaker buzz. ...'