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 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

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

Last Day in Telluride — So Hard to Leave

The sun decided to come out as the Telluride Film Fest was coming to a close. “Monday’s not a real day,” Jeff Wells told me via Twitter. But I had no choice. Monday was a real day to me because I wanted to see whatever movies I could see in the time I had left....
Posted On 04 Sep 2012

Telluride Review: Ben Affleck’s Argo

Not much is known about the Argo mission in the late ’70s to free American hostages in Iran. And what little was known up till now gave credit to Canada for their release. In fact, it’s referred to in pop-history vernacular as the Canadian Caper. If you grew up in...
Posted On 04 Sep 2012

Telluride Film Festival Day 3

The rain continued its moody descent upon Telluride village, ebbing and flowing at its own discretion. The festival can’t stop for the rain, nor can we whine about having no sunshine because that would be unseemly. Telluride looks the way it does because of the rain....
Posted On 03 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

Telluride Diary – Day 3

The last days of Telluride were about seeing movies but they were also about connecting with people.  Some of them were movie stars.  Some of them were film critics, some were publicists, and some film bloggers. On one morning I had the occasion to meet and talk to the great...
Posted On 06 Sep 2011
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