Telluride Diary Last Day: The Middle Distance

I had the best night’s sleep of my adult life at a Travel Lodge in Williams, Arizona, which is on East Route 66, exactly half-way from Telluride to Los Angeles. Or so said my good friend Glenn Zoller whose family has a place in Telluride. He told me this while we were watching...
Posted On 03 Sep 2013

Telluride Review: Salinger

Who hasn’t been captivated at one time or another by J.D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye, one of the greatest American novels ever written. Probably we shouldn’t need to know much about the genius behind the book because, as the genius himself admits, the work should speak for...
Posted On 02 Sep 2013

Telluride Diary: We All Shine On

“For he would be thinking of love Till the stars had run away And the shadows eaten the moon.” –Yeats “Can I see the stars, Mommy?” A young boy of around five asked his mother on the gondola ride down from the Coen brothers tribute yesterday here in Telluride. “Maybe,” she...
Posted On 01 Sep 2013

12 Years a Slave: Rapturous reaction in Telluride

Twitter again erupts in praise of another likely masterpiece. Two days ago we got dazzled reaction from Venice festival-goers about Gravity. Tonight, 12 Years a Slave has stunned those in attendance in Telluride. @AwardsDaily Another powerful collaboration for McQueen and...
Posted On 30 Aug 2013

Telluride Diary Day One – Alive at Night

Because my travel arrangements last year had me driving ten hours from Denver to Telluride I’d decided this summer I would simply make the drive directly from Los Angeles. There wasn’t anything remarkable about the trip except that I listened to two books — Dan Savage’s...
Posted On 30 Aug 2013

12 Years A Slave to debut at New York Film Festival

New York, NY (August 30, 2013) – The Film Society of Lincoln Center and Film Comment Magazine announced today that they will host the U.S. premiere of Steve McQueen’s new film, 12 Years A Slave, on Tuesday, October 8th at the New York Film Festival. McQueen will be on hand to...
Posted On 30 Aug 2013

London Film Festival announces UK premiere of Stephen Frears’ Philomena

(Press Release) London, 30th August, 2013: – The 57th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express is delighted to announce that the Festival’s American Express Gala will take place on Wednesday 16 October at the Odeon Leicester Square with the UK Premiere of...
Posted On 30 Aug 2013

Telluride Lineup Announced – Gravity, Llewyn Davis, Labor Day

40th Telluride Film Festival is proud to present the following new feature films to play in its main program, the ‘SHOW’: · ALL IS LOST (d. J.C. Chandor, U.S., 2013) · BEFORE THE WINTER CHILL (d. Philippe Claudel, France, 2013) · BETHLEHEM (d. Yuval Adler, Israel, 2013) · BLUE IS...
Posted On 28 Aug 2013

Twitter reacts to Gravity in Venice

GRAVITY (A) Mainlined sensation. A staggering dance, then a balletic fall, into great silence. Maybe I'd change a thing? We'll talk later. — Guy Lodge (@GuyLodge) August 28, 2013 Oh, and if Lubezki can't finally win the Oscar for digitally embellished 3D work...
Posted On 28 Aug 2013