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Checking In On The Buzz Out Of Telluride And Venice

It’s fall film festival time! Yes, the next few days will see a deluge of raves and pans hit for many of the 2019 Oscar hopefuls. For the past 48 hours or so, the Venice Film Festival has been putting forth a few Academy Award contenders like Ad Astra and especially Marriage Story. Yesterday, the Telluride Film Festival got underway with titles like Ford v Ferrari, Judy, Uncut Gems, and Waves. Today, Joker screened at Venice, while Telluride got The Two Popes. Suffice to say, it’s a busy time. Here, we’ll try and share some of the reactions to a number of titles, giving you sense of what’s going on at the fests.

*Be sure to check back as this post is updated throughout the day with further reactions*

Below is a look at some of what is getting the most buzz at Telluride and Venice…

First up, some of the raves for Marriage Story, which played both festivals:

Next, we have some of the takes on Ad Astra:

Ford v Ferrari is another one to have been recently revealed, with Telluride audiences chiming in last night:


Could Judy be a player for Renee Zelwegger? Telluride seems to think so:


Uncut Gems bowed at Telluride, hoping to launch Adam Sandler into the thick of the Oscar race:


Looking for a surprise during the fall festival season? Waves could be it:

Telluride just unveiled the first responses to The Two Popes:


Finally, Venice premiered Joker, Academy Award contender or pretender? See below:

It looks like Telluride and Venice are offering up a ton of interesting titles. More movies will be screening over the next few days, so just keep that in mind. This is only the start of the buzz. Sit tight for plenty more to come…

Stay tuned to see how all of these films do throughout the season!

About Joey Magidson

A graduate of Stony Brook University (where he studied Cinema and Cultural Studies), resides in Brooklyn, New York. He contributes to several other film-related websites and is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association.

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