Venice And Telluride Updates: The Best And Worst Of The 2021 Festival Scene

Venice And Telluride Updates: The Best And Worst Of The 2021 Festival Scene

The refrain I’ve been hearing for a few weeks now from festival insiders and fellow critics is that this was going to be the most stacked festival season in recent memory. This shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise, considering how many big...

2020 Telluride Film Festival Lineup Includes ‘Belfast,’ ‘Spencer,’ And More

2020 Telluride Film Festival Lineup Includes ‘Belfast,’ ‘Spencer,’ And More

The Telluride Film Festival still remains one of the most important events of the year, when it comes to foreseeing the rest of the cinematic year. Even with last year’s pandemic cancellation, they still managed to make the right call, with...

How Festivals Will Function In A Year Unlike Any Other

How Festivals Will Function In A Year Unlike Any Other

At this time in most other years, I would be providing you with solid, firm, independent updates on the announced lineups for Venice, Toronto, and the New York film festivals. We’d be reveling in which films will stealthily become our next Best...

2019 Telluride Film Festival Lineup

2019 Telluride Film Festival Lineup

Last year, we witnessed one of modern award predicting’s longest stats fall flat on its face. After ten years, a non-Telluride premiere won Best Picture. And while there’s all sorts of reasons Green Book managed to undo history and math to claim...

A Venice And Telluride Update: What’s Big, What Tanked, And What Will Win Best Picture?

A Venice And Telluride Update: What’s Big, What Tanked, And What Will Win Best Picture?

Welcome to the Oscar race! That’s right: this past weekend, the Venice and Telluride film festivals kicked off, and considering the duo has crowned the eventual Best Picture for the past ten years, this seems like our best bet to follow along...

A Telluride And Venice Update: Nothing But Winners Abound

A Telluride And Venice Update: Nothing But Winners Abound

As the biggest Festival weekend of the year comes to a close, we finally have an idea of how the awards season will shape up. We’ve seen several shocks, surprises, and disappointments, including both the rise of Downsizing at Venice and its...