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Known for an affinity of making uncomfortable, challenging provocations about alienation, class, and privilege, ever since 2009’s critically acclaimed, “The Maid,” Hollywood stars like Kristen Wiig, Micheal Cera, Juno Temple, and Emily Browning, have l…

The 2019 Toronto International Film Festival begins tomorrow, but the impact of last weekend’s Telluride Film Festival is still being felt for those playing the awards season game.  As noted numerous times over the years, there are many more voti…

TELLURIDE – What happened to Richard Wershe Jr. isn’t great. As a 14-year-old he somehow found himself working as an informant for the FBI. Within three years he was making significant money as a low-level drug dealer in his hometown of Detroit, Michig…

TELLURIDE – We’re not going to ignore the fact that you’ll likely wince if we refer to Marielle Heller’s sophomore effort,”Can You Ever Forgive Me?” as “a little gem of a movie.” While that looks great as a pull quote on a movie ad (perish …

TELLURIDE – There have been few films in recent memory that flip a switch like Karyn Kusama’s “Destroyer” does. Honestly, there are moments during the first half of this dramatic thriller where the clunky direction threatens to unravel the …

TELLURIDE – “Boy Erased,” which debuted at the 2018 Telluride Film Festival Saturday, is the second major film this year to deal with the subject of conversion therapy. This pseudoscientific practice was also depicted in “The Miseducation of Cameron Po…

Anyone who has experienced Mike Leigh‘s body of work can appreciate the fact that he clearly loves his country and its people. The prolific filmmaker has chronicled numerous eras of England’s history from modern-day dramas such as“Secrets and Lie…

TELLURIDE – It may prove bizarre and hard to believe given today’s political climate, but it wasn’t that long ago when major news outlets wouldn’t report on the private lives of political figures. A president, senator or congressman could engage in try…

TELLURIDE – If “The Old Man & The Gun” really is Robert Redford’s swan song than the iconic actor could not have asked for a better way to end a venerable acting career that has spanned almost 60 years. The David Lowery-directed drama debuted at th…

It only took 42 years, but Orson Welles’ last directorial effort, “The Other Side of the Wind” is finally finished. Granted, the legendary filmmaker didn’t oversee the final edit (that responsibility was left to producers Frank Marshall and Filip Jan R…