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    Top 10: Awards Season’s Most Important Film Festivals

    WATCH THE TOP 10 VIDEO ABOVE OR BELOW! Awards season sits firmly at our doorstep as the first of the fall festivals begins with the Venice Film Festival on August 29.  As we emerge from the summer months, films like “BlacKkKlansman,” “Hereditary,” and “Avengers: Infinity War” hope to hold onto any type of Oscar buzz […] More

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    OSCARS: Studios Position Their Star Players for the Awards Season

    OSCAR CIRCUIT: The 2018-2019 awards season takes its first official steps this Wednesday with the 75th Venice International Film Festival.  The Opening Night spectacular will unveil Damien Chazelle‘s “First Man” and allows distributor Universal Pictures to begin its possible Best Picture worthiness.  It’s going to be a hard one for director Chazelle, who won the […] More

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    Tommy Lee Jones to Star Alongside Casey Affleck in Joe Wright’s ‘Stoner’ Adaptation

    Tommy Lee Jones (“No Country for Old Men”) is set to play an unknown role in director Joe Wright’s (“Darkest Hour”) newest project, according to THR. The veteran actor will star alongside Casey Affleck (“Manchester By the Sea”) in a film adaptation of John William’s 1965 novel “Stoner,” which became a best-seller after its reissue […] More

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    Telluride Film Festival Recap: A Look Back Before Looking Forward

    Well folks, the 44th Telluride Film Festival is in the books. It came as quickly as it went, as it surely does every year. But not without first placing its stamp on the Oscar season ahead. Things have begun to take shape now that Telluride and Venice have wrapped up, and soon the Toronto and […] More

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    Circuit Breaker Episode 57: Telluride Report, Venice Premieres, and Unpredictable Oscars Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:18:28 — 179.6MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreWelcome to the Awards Circuit podcast titled “CIRCUIT BREAKER!,” a weekly podcast from featuring host Clayton Davis along with panelists Sam Coffey, Mark Johnson, Joey Magidson, and Karen Peterson. We discuss […] More

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    Telluride Review: ‘Eating Animals’ Fights For Its Cause

    2017 TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL: The concerns around the industrial production of food have been well documented in films like “Food, Inc.,” “Forks Over Knives,” “Jimmy’s GM Food Fight,” “The World According to Monsanto,” and this year’s “Okja,” to name a few. Based on Jonathan Safran Foer‘s memoir, Christopher Quinn‘s doc, “Eating Animals,” continues to keep […] More

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    Telluride Review: ‘Wonderstruck’ Falters from Director Todd Haynes

    2017 TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL: In 2011, John Logan adapted Brian Selznick‘s wonderfully magical book “Hugo” for director Martin Scorsese. The end result was not only my favorite film of the year but one of my favorites for the current decade. This year, Selznick handled the adaptation of his novel “Wonderstruck” for director Todd Haynes. “Wonderstruck” simultaneously […] More

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    Telluride Review: ‘Battle of the Sexes’ Is a Triumph with Emma Stone Topping Her Oscar Win

    2017 TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL: What a fantastic opportunity to see the world premiere of Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton‘s “Battle of the Sexes” – based on the true story of the 1973 tennis match between the number one ranked female tennis champion, Billie Jean King, and ex-champ and serial gambler, Bobby Riggs – with the legendary […] More

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    Telluride Film Festival: ‘Battle of the Sexes’ Screens to Huge Praise

    “Battle of the Sexes” screened at the Telluride Film Festival on Saturday and the initial reactions were as enthusiastic as they were for the actual Battle of the Sexes that dominated headlines in 1973. Along with reactions to the film itself, many viewers took to Twitter to report the lengthy standing ovation as the credits […] More

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    Telluride Review: ‘Darkest Hour’ Launches Gary Oldman’s Oscar Bid

    2017 TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL: If you go back to the earliest set of Oscar predictions, Gary Oldman has been declared the frontrunner for the Lead Actor Oscar.  We’re glad to report, the wily veteran actor has officially kicked off Oscar season with his metamorphic performance in Joe Wright’s “Darkest Hour” – which made its World […] More

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