Off to Telluride: And So it Begins

This afternoon I will drive from Los Angeles to Telluride making a few stops along the way. Telluride film festival is set to announce their lineup on Wednesday, the day before the festival begins. It is officially the start of Oscar season, a race that is then shaped and...
Posted On 27 Aug 2013

Official New York Film Festival Lineup

  The fest will play, most notably, Captain Phillips and Her.  Many of the choices were seen at Cannes, and will be seen at Telluride. Some will skip Toronto.  The full lineup for the fest, which runs from September 27 through October 13. Main Slate lineup for the 51st New...
Posted On 19 Aug 2013

TIFF Midnight Madness line-up

(via Deadline) TIFF programmer Colin Geddes: “Since its 1988 launch, the Midnight Madness programme emerged as a touchstone of cinematic shock, satiating the adventurous palate of bloodthirsty cinephiles from all over the world. When the witching hour strikes and the human brain...
Posted On 30 Jul 2013

70th Venice International Film Festival line-up

  From ScreenDaily via our good buddy Paddy Mulholland at ScreenOnScreen The line-up of the 70th Venice International Film Festival (28th August > 7th September) has been announced. The official selection includes: Venezia 70, Out of Competition, Orizzonti, and Venice...
Posted On 25 Jul 2013

Top Ten Most Promising Oscar Contenders at TIFF 2013

Of the lineup so far, it is easy to cherry pick the Oscar favorites. Herewith, AwardsDaily’s top ten of what seems most likely to go to the Big Show sight unseen (for most of them). 1. 12 Years a Slave – Picture, directing, acting, writing 2. The Fifth Estate –...
Posted On 23 Jul 2013

Toronto Opens with the Fifth Estate, Osage County, 12 Years to Preem

The lineup for the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival has just been announced – whether there will be any crossover for Telluride or not is still a mystery. However, last year Argo did well at both fests, but Silver Linings Playbook really got its start at Toronto. It...
Posted On 23 Jul 2013

Gravity will Open the Venice Film Fest

If there is one thing we know about Italians – they love them some George Clooney. They’re not getting Monuments Men but they are getting Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity.  The pic will open the fest in the crowded pre-Oscar season, August 28, 2013. Burn After Reading,...
Posted On 03 Jul 2013

Fruitvale Station Trailer

Among my top five most anticipated of the year, Fruitvale Station.
Posted On 11 May 2013

Los Angeles Film Fest Lineup

The more well known titles are in the Summer Showcase section, after the jump. Narrative Competition: All Together Now, Alexander Mirecki – USA – WORLD PREMIERE Forev, Molly Green, James Leffler – USA – WORLD PREMIERE Forty Years From Yesterday, Robert Machoian, Rodrigo...
Posted On 01 May 2013

A Deeper Look at the Films in Competition at Cannes

The Cannes lineup was released this morning, once again shaming the fake list that always comes out a day or two before.  Last year there were a lot of complaints that there weren’t enough female directors in competition.  This year there is one in the main competition, and...
Posted On 18 Apr 2013