By Kyle | December 17, 2009
The most mystifying thing to me about the New York Film Critics Circle vote the other day (apart from all the love for the French snoozer “Summer Hours”) was the lack of love for “Inglourious Basterds,” which seemed to wind up about fourth (or worse) in most categories except Best Supporting Actor, which it should have won by acclamation. But every day this movie is picking up more steam. SAG love arrives today, on the heels of the “surprising” (to who?) pack of Golden Globes nominations. The IndieWire survey of critics has it neck and neck with “The Hurt Locker” for the title of the no. 1 film of the year. I’ve got news for “Hurt Locker” fans: It ain’t gonna win Best Picture. “Up in the Air” has to be rated the heavy favorite, but don’t count out Q.T. and his Basterds.