NY critics go with 'United 93'

The New York Film Critics Circle today voted United 93 their best film of the year. Martin Scorsese was deemed best director for The Departed. Anne Thompson has more at her Risky Biz blog.

Speaking of Hollywood: Peggy Archer is now Totally Unauthorized over at Word Press. Adjust your bookmarks accordingly. A recent post talks about how hard it is to wire lighting on a stage without your glasses — and the financial hazard of working on the Warner Bros lot with easy access to the studio store.

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