Prior to the release of “Duplicity,” award watchers had to wonder if Julia Roberts suffered from the Oscar Curse. You know, win an Oscar, then disappear — at least from significance. (We’re talking about you, Helen Hunt and Cuba Gooding Jr.) The Academy Award champ for “Erin Brockovich” hasn’t made many movies of importance in recent years. “Charlie Wilson’s War” and “The Closer” showed great early awards promise but fizzled at the Oscars, making us wonder if Julia Roberts was burning out as superstar.
“Duplicity” looks like a comeback of sorts for Julia Roberts. It’s a box-office hit getting mixed to terrific reviews, making us wonder next: Is this just a throwaway thriller that won’t matter much on the kudos scene (like the “Bourne” flicks, which “Duplicity” scribe Tony Gilroy penned) or one of the rare gems of that genre that succeed at the Oscars and Golden Globes (like “Michael Clayton,” which Gilroy also wrote and directed)? [Read more…] about ‘Duplicity’ A Golden Globe Consideration?