I checked in on the Oscar odds the other day out of curiosity, as it's always a head-scratcher to me to find out which films are favored. One thing's for sure: it seems to have very little to do with the zeitgeist (most recently evidenced by The King's Speech winning over The Social Network). J.C. Chandor's excellent $3 million financial drama Margin Call to me is the kind of film that should represent the year in movies (or, more to the point, the year in society), so here's an interview by DP/30 with the first-time feature writer/director:

Also of note: this story on the VOD numbers of the shot-in-17-days film (and indie film in general). Speaking of VOD, here it is on Amazon.

As J.C. notes, in Germany the film is called Der große Crash, but here's the trailer in English for reference:

Not that anyone's taking our votes, but what films would you like to see on stage come awards season?