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Telluride 2021

Magnolia Acquires Western Doc ‘Bitterbrush’

One of the most talked-about movies at last year’s Telluride Film Festival is finally saddling up with a distributor. Magnolia Pictures has acquired the North American rights to Bitterbrush, the documentary about two female range riders in the American West. The film, a production of Laurene Powell Jobs’ Concordia Studio and Wavelength, will arrive in […]

Hollywood Reporter Critics Pick Festival Favorites

Eye-opening roles for Oscar Isaac, Penélope Cruz and Benedict Cumberbatch, a slightly bonkers Princess Diana biopic, and gems from Palestine, Mexico and the Philippines are among THR critics’ fall faves.

Documentary ‘Procession’ Acquired by Netflix for Oscar Run (Exclusive)

Robert Greene‘s Procession, a documentary feature about six men who survived childhood sexual assault at the hands of Catholic priests and clergy, has been acquired by Netflix, which intends to mount a full-fledged Oscar campaign for it, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The film premiered earlier this month at the Telluride Film Festival, where it […]

‘Citizen Ashe’: Film Review | Telluride 2021

Tennis champion Arthur Ashe, who battled prejudice on and off the courts, gets his closeup in this detailed documentary.

Peter Dinklage and Haley Bennett in ‘Cyrano’: Film Review | Telluride 2021

The stars reprise their stage roles as Cyrano de Bergerac and his beloved Roxanne in director Joe Wright's musical spectacle, also starring Kelvin Harrison Jr.

Telluride Buzz: Feinberg and Keegan on Hollywood’s Return to the Rockies

Masked, vaxxed and happy to be back, Scott Feinberg and Rebecca Keegan huddled at their old haunt, The New Sheridan Chop House, to try to make sense of the 2021 Telluride Film Festival… KEEGAN  It’s hard to believe it’s been two years since we were last here at Telluride, Scott, and this year’s festival was […]

Telluride Awards Analysis: Paolo Sorrentino Could Put Italy Back in the Oscar Hunt with ‘The Hand of God’

No country in the world has birthed more winners of the best international feature Oscar — formerly the best foreign language film Oscar — than Italy, with 14. However, all but one of those wins happened many years ago. Indeed, in the 21st century, Italy’s only win in the category came eight years ago, with […]

Telluride Awards Analysis: Kenneth Branagh’s ‘Belfast,’ a Favorite of Critics and Audiences, Has Major Oscar Potential

One of the standout achievements and fan favorites at this year’s Telluride Film Festival is Kenneth Branagh‘s Belfast, an autobiographical film about Branagh’s childhood in Northern Ireland as the Troubles quite literally exploded around him. The dramedy had its world premiere here in the Rockies on Thursday and has been screening to huge applause ever […]

Telluride Awards Analysis: ‘Cyrano’ Puts Peter Dinklage In the Hunt for First Oscar Nom

When it comes to the Oscars, it is not a good idea to bet against Cyrano de Bergerac (Jose Ferrer won a best actor Oscar for playing the title character in a 1950 adaptation of Edmond Rostand‘s 1897 play) or performers in films directed by Joe Wright (who have received noms for 2005’s Pride & […]

‘Procession’: Film Review | Telluride 2021

Memories of trauma — buried deep within the body, locked in a casket of shame — are difficult to excavate. Remembering can be a different kind of violence, so the mind resists recollecting that which has been shunned in the name of self-protection. But what happens when concealing no longer provides a certain level of […]

Awards Analysis: ‘Dune’ a Sure-Thing for Below-the-Line Recognition, But Anything Else a Question Mark

I like to think of myself as a fairly intelligent person, but I failed to follow considerable chunks of Denis Villeneuve‘s sci-fi epic Dune, which had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival on Friday, having already screened under embargo stateside. That’s not to say I didn’t have some fun watching it. It’s a […]

Will Smith in ‘King Richard’: Film Review | Telluride 2021

The actor plays the determined father of Venus and Serena Williams in this complicated look at the early life of the two tennis superstars, directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green.