Tag Archives: the Telluride Film Festival

The Telluride and Venice Film Festivals unleashed a ton of Oscar contenders

Deep in the mountains of Colorado, the Academy Award race began in earnest over the weekend. Coming hot off of the heels of a few debuts at the Venice Film Festival, a number of Oscar contenders hit the Telluride Film Festival in order to up their bonafides. Both Telluride and[...]

“Arrival” and “La La Land” highlight the lineup for the 2016 Telluride Film Festival

Welcome to September folks! I’ve been saying for a few weeks now that this new month means that it’s time for the fall festival season, and here’s some real evidence of it. Earlier today, the lineup for the 2016 Telluride Film Festival dropped, and it’s quite the slate. We now[...]

Could a Best Picture nominee launch from Cannes this year?

In the pretty near future, the lineup for the 2014 Cannes Film Festival will be announced. We already know that potential Oscar player Grace of Monaco will be there, but what else could debut at Cannes and then potentially appeal to Academy members? This particular festival isn’t nearly as awards[...]

Ben Affleck’s “Argo” earns raves after debut Telluride screening – AWARDS

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Ben Affleck’s “Argo” has been building a steady stream of buzz behind the scenes from people in the know claiming that the seasoned actor and full-fledged filmmaker had a third consecutive hit on his hands. This afternoon, the political thriller held a not-so-secret debut screening at the[...]

“Descendants” reactions out of Telluride – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Alexander Payne’s “The Descendants” just had its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival, and Twitter started churning out responses. As many had hoped, the reactions were extremely favorable, setting up a long awards-season run for this George Clooney vehicle. “The Descendants is a great vehicle for Clooney[...]

UPDATE: No “Rum Diary” for Telluride – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: UPDATE: We’ve just learned that “The Rum Diary” will not be screening as part of the Telluride Film Festival, which gets underway today. There were rumors that “Run” star Johnny Depp was in town, and that still could be true. But if it is, it won’t[...]

Are the “127 Hours” faintings a publicity stunt?

By Sean O’Connell HollywoodNews.com: Saturday night, at the closing screening of the 13th Annual Savannah Film Festival, programmers had to press the pause button on Danny Boyle’s breathtaking test of endurance, “127 Hours,” because an audience member passed out. “You have to turn the lights on,” a woman screamed. “We need[...]

Woman collapses during “127 Hours” Los Angeles premiere

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Here’s an original story. Yet another person passed out during a screening of Danny Boyle’s “127 Hours,” this time during the film’s anticipated Los Angeles premiere on Wednesday night. (Be sure to check out our video interview with Boyle and leading man James Franco here.) According to reports, the woman[...]

Martin Scorsese’s “Letter to Elia” acquired by Fox

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: An anticipated documentary which screened at a few hefty film festivals was just acquired by a major studio. The picture is “A Letter to Elia,” Martin Scorsese’s new documentary exploring the life and talent of Oscar-winning director Elia Kazan. The film, co-directed by Scorsese and Kent Jones, was[...]

Telluride wraps with increased buzz for “King’s Speech,” “Black Swan” and “127 Hours”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: The Telluride Film Festival drew to a close yesterday. Before we turn our attentions to Toronto, and the buzz that will emerge from that festival with regards to the annual Oscar race, let’s take a spin around the dial and see which films connected with the awards[...]
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