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    Telluride Recap: The Ballad of Ballard and Ajax

    As I take the shuttle out of Telluride, I am met with the same bittersweet feelings I have each year as the festival comes to a close. The past few days have been a whirlwind. The festival seems to conclude just as it’s beginning, and there are far too many films I’ve left unseen. I […] More

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    Telluride Review: ‘Boy Erased’ is a Complex Tale of Tribulation and Angst

    2018 TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL: For his second directorial effort, Joel Edgerton (“The Gift”) adapted Garrard Conley‘s conversion-therapy memoir, “Boy Erased,” and brought his film to Telluride for the world premiere. Lucas Hedges stars as Jared Eamons (Conley’s character), the son of a small Arkansas town Baptist preacher, Marshall (Russell Crowe), and his supportive wife, Nancy (Nicole […] More

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    Telluride Review: ‘The Favourite’ is a Delectable and Mischievious Romp

    2018 TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL: Director Yorgos Lanthimos is certainly a unique and visionary filmmaker, if not often times a divisive one. I’ll admit to not been a big fan of the Greek director’s work overall, though there are general elements of his films I respect and appreciate. Lanthimos’ breakthrough came in 2009 with “Dogtooth,” a film that would […] More

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    Telluride Review: ‘Destroyer’ Delivers an Outstanding Nicole Kidman Performance

    2018 TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL: In Karyn Kusama‘s “Destroyer,” Nicole Kidman stars as a declining police detective who reconnects with the people who were involved in an undercover assignment that derailed her life. Set in a neo-noir Los Angeles, Kidman plays Erin Bell, a sleuth who is challenged by the demons in her past. When those demons […] More

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    Telluride Review: ‘Roma’ is a Deeply Felt, Nostalgic Timepiece for Cuarón

    2018 TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL: Six-time Academy Award nominee, Alfonso Cuarón, delivers what is certainly his most intimate film to date with “Roma.” The Mexican-born filmmaker has been working on this passion-project for over a decade, as his screenplay began development in 2006. It is his first movie since “Gravity” in 2013, for which Cuarón won Academy […] More

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    Telluride Review: ‘The Front Runner’ Doesn’t Live Up to Its Name

    2018 TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL: Jason Reitman tackles the 1988 tabloid scandal surrounding Senator Gary Hart’s presidential campaign with “The Front Runner.” Reitman has brought his film’s world premiere to Telluride, where he has long been a festival darling. Previous Reitman titles to play in the San Juan mountains include “Juno” (2007), “Up in the Air” (2009), […] More

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    Telluride Review: ‘The Old Man and the Gun’ is a Charming Sendoff for Redford

    2018 TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL: If storied screen-actor Robert Redford does indeed retire following his performance in David Lowery‘s “The Old Man & the Gun,” then it is safe to say he has capped off a legendary career on a very high note. Redford stars opposite Academy Award-winners Sissy Spacek (“Coal Miner’s Daughter”) and Casey Affleck (“Manchester […] More