Telluride Film Festival Day Two

Time slips away faster than you think, especially when all you want to do is sleep and watch the sky change. A 9am screening means getting up and out as early as you can, especially when you’re going to The Nugget, the teeny tiny theater on the main drag in Telluride. If...
Posted On 02 Sep 2012

Telluride Film Festival Day One

When you commit to the Telluride Film Festival you do so not knowing what films will play here. That’s sort of like marrying someone without sleeping with them first. You commit and that is all. This is my second year covering the fest, and the thing that pulls me back here...
Posted On 02 Sep 2012

Telluride 2012 trailer: The Act of Killing

Some trailers don’t need accompanying synopsis or explanation. This isn’t one of those. Joshua Oppenheimer’s documentary about Indonesian Death Squads will screen in Toronto as well, and the TIFF site is where I found the best observations about the bizarre...
Posted On 01 Sep 2012

2012 Telluride Lineup Announced

THE ACT OF KILLING (d. Joshua Oppenheimer, Denmark, 2012) AMOUR (d. Michael Haneke, Austria, 2012) AT ANY PRICE (d. Ramin Bahrani, U.S., 2012) THE ATTACK (d. Ziad Doueiri, Lebanon-France, 2012) BARBARA (d. Christian Petzold, Germany, 2012) THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE (d. Ken Burns,...
Posted On 30 Aug 2012

Telluride 2012: Chris O’Dowd in The Sapphires, trailer

Inspired by a true story, THE SAPPHIRES follows four vivacious, young and talented Australian Aboriginal girls from a remote mission as they learn about love, friendship and war when their all girl group The Sapphires entertains the U.S. troops in Vietnam in 1968. Cynthia...
Posted On 30 Aug 2012

Oscars 2012: And We’re Off — Telluride on the Weekend

This Thursday, I will be flying out to Telluride for the first legit stop on the slow train to Oscar in this 2012/2013 season. The fest will run from Friday through Monday and I’ll be back by Tuesday. I will be taking pictures of the place and writing up film reviews,...
Posted On 28 Aug 2012

David Chase’s Not Fade Away to screen as Gala Centerpiece at NY Film Fest

David Chase’s NOT FADE AWAY announced by THE FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER as the Centerpiece Gala Selection for the 2012 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL NEW YORK, August 15, 2012 — The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today that David Chase’s NOT FADE AWAY will make its World...
Posted On 15 Aug 2012

Best Director – Before Festival Season

If the imaginary Oscars were held today, that is, if everything went as it’s expected to go, the Best Director category would look something like this: Steven Spielberg, Lincoln Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty Tom Hooper, Les Miz Paul Thomas Anderson, The Master Benh...
Posted On 15 Aug 2012

TIFF adds The Master, Passion, On the Road and other hot titles to slate of galas and special presentation

In advance of its September 6 kickoff, TIFF has announced the addition of several hotly anticipated titles to its already stellar  2012 lineup.  (thanks to Joseph for the heads up!) GALAS Song for Marion Paul Andrew Williams, UK Closing Night Film A feel-good, heart-warming story...
Posted On 14 Aug 2012

Life of Pi premiere, opening night NY Film Festival

THE FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER announces the World Premiere of Ang Lee’s LIFE OF PI as the Opening Night Gala selection for the 50th Anniversary of the NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL New York, NY, August 13, 2012 – The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today that A...
Posted On 13 Aug 2012