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Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool

It was probably inevitable, but at this point it’s a smart bet that the 2018 Best Picture winner didn’t screen at the 44th Telluride Film Festival. I mean, sure, it’s still possible, and without question the annual Labor Day cinephile extravaganza featured at least two Best Picture nominees: “The Shape of Water” and “Darkest Hour.” But no one left the Colorado town believing either were locks to win Oscar’s top prize. Continue reading Fox Searchlight Dominates Telluride As ‘Shape Of Water’ And ‘Battle Of The Sexes’ Make Oscar Pitches at The Playlist.

Annette Bening has been nominated for an Oscar four times, but has yet to put one on the shelf. But that could change this year thanks to “Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool,” which is already earning awards season buzz, not just for Bening’s turn, but for the performance of her co-star Jamie Bell as well. READ MORE: Annette Bening Shines In ‘Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool’ [Telluride Review] Directed by Paul McGuigan (“The Acid House,” “Gangster No. Continue reading ‘Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool’ Trailer: Annette Bening & Jamie Bell Fall In Love at The Playlist.

TELLURIDE – In case you haven’t heard, people have been waiting for an Annette Bening performance for the ages. It’s a thing. The sort of role that would encapsulate a mighty fine career that when compared to her peers hasn’t always gotten the notoriety it deserves despite four Academy Award nominations. Improbably, while Bening is incredible playing a fading Hollywood starlet in Paul McGuigan’s “Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool,” it’s her co-star, Jamie Bell, who might be the film’s real secret weapon. Continue reading Annette Bening Shines In ‘Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool’ [Telluride Review] at The Playlist.

The Telluride Film Festival has earned its reputation as one of the best-curated film events in the world and this year’s lineup is no exception. Contrary to popular opinion, the programmers don’t make their selections in regards to a film’s Oscar chances as much as whether they think it will challenge or captivate the faithful moviegoers who spend $780 (or more) for passes (it’s not a cheap fest, but to the regulars it’s movie heaven). Continue reading Telluride Film Festival: 10 Most Anticipated Films at The Playlist.

The Telluride Film Festival has earned its reputation as one of the best-curated film events in the world and this year’s lineup is no exception. Contrary to popular opinion, the programmers don’t make their selections in regards to a film’s Oscar chances as much as whether they think it will challenge or captivate the faithful moviegoers who spend $780 (or more) for passes (it’s not a cheap fest, but to the regulars it’s movie heaven). Continue reading Telluride Film Festival: 10 Most Anticipated Films at The Playlist.

The journey for many awards season writers and movie critics begins this weekend at the Telluride Film Festival. While programmers don’t necessarily pick their movies based on Oscar chances, their curatorial selections and handful of World Premieres make it a necessary pit stop for anyone who wants to get an early read on how the next few months will play out. And the choices this year are very compelling. Slated for make their debut in the mountains are Rebecca Miller‘s “Arthur Miller: Writer,” Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton‘s “Battle Of The Sexes,” Greta Gerwig‘s “Lady Bird,” Joe Wright‘s “Darkest Hour,” Scott Cooper‘s “Hostiles,” Angelina Jolie‘s “First They Killed My Father,” and Ken Burns‘ “The Vietnam War.” Meanwhile, organizers dip a rare toe into television with Errol MorrisNetflix limited series “Wormwood.” The Telluride Film Festival runs from September 1st to 4th. Continue reading 2017 Telluride Film Festival Lineup Includes ‘Hostiles,’ ‘Lady Bird,’ ‘The Shape Of Water,’ More at The Playlist.

While we have our eyeballs full with Venice, TIFF, NYFF, and Telluride (which kicks off this weekend), The BFI London Film Festival is no slouch at bringing the business. While they’re less concerned with World Premieres as their counterparts, each year their lineup represents the cream of the festival crop, and 2017 is no different. Among the highlights in the first wave of programming is Lynne Ramsay‘s “You Were Never Really Here,” which notably isn’t screening at “the big three” North American festivals. Continue reading 2017 BFI London Film Festival Lines Up ‘You Were Never Really Here,’ ‘Mudbound,’ ‘Lean On Pete,’ More at The Playlist.

The first wave of 2017 Toronto International Film Festival screenings were announced this morning and, as always, it was illuminating in many ways. Toronto still has its share of complete world premieres, but in many ways has become a catch up festival for potential awards players that have already debuted at Sundance, Cannes, Venice and the dreaded Telluride. And, it must be noted, while TIFF has focused on a slimmer and more “focused” slate this year there will still be a ton of other titles added in the weeks to come. Continue reading What TIFF’s 2017 Slate Tells Us About the 2018 Oscar Race at The Playlist.