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Telluride 2022

Critics’ Picks: Cate Blanchett, Steven Spielberg Films Among the 15 Best of the Fall Festivals

Career highs from Blanchett and Colin Farrell, new docs by Laura Poitras and Werner Herzog, and Spielberg's moving cine-memoir are among THR critics’ 15 favorites from Venice, Telluride and Toronto.

‘Icarus: The Aftermath’ Review: A Tense and Affecting Real-Life Sequel

The former architect of Russia’s doping program for athletes is in hiding and seeking asylum in Bryan Fogel’s documentary, a Telluride selection that was filmed over a five-year period.

‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover’ Review: Emma Corrin and Jack O’Connell Bring Classic Characters to Steamy New Life

Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre’s adaptation of the D.H. Lawrence novel about an upper-class woman’s affair with a working-class man, scripted by David Magee, premiered in Telluride.

‘Wildcat’ Review: A Wildlife Doc Full of Human Feeling

Filmmakers Melissa Lesh and Trevor Beck Frost lived in the Amazon jungle for several months to record the effort by a pair of young people to rescue and raise an ocelot.

‘The Corridors of Power’ Review: A Disturbing History of Genocide and Foreign Policy Failure

Dror Moreh's new documentary relies on impressive interviews with diplomats like Madeleine Albright, Colin Powell, Wesley Clark, Leon Panetta, and especially former UN Ambassador Samantha Power to fill in the story.

‘Sr.’ Review: Robert Downey Jr. Pays Affectionate Tribute to His Indie Film Pioneer Father

Director Chris Smith incorporates revealing interviews with family members and famous friends like Norman Lear and Alan Arkin in this portrait of Robert Downey Sr. that premiered at Telluride.

Telluride Buzz: Feinberg and Keegan on Rocky Mountain Highs and Lows

Per annual tradition, The Hollywood Reporter’s executive editor (awards) Scott Feinberg and senior editor (film) Rebecca Keegan huddled on the last day of the Telluride Film Festival to dissect their Labor Day weekend in the Rockies… KEEGAN Well Scott, before Telluride even began this year, the Colorado festival’s executive director Julie Huntsinger warned us that […]

Telluride Awards Analysis: ‘Tar’ Star Cate Blanchett Looks Oscars-Bound for One of Her Most Impressive Turns

There’s a very real chance that Ingrid Bergman, Meryl Streep and Frances McDormand will soon be getting company on the list of actresses awarded as many as three Oscars by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. That’s how impressive Cate Blanchett, a two-time past winner, is in Tár, the first film in 16 […]

‘Merkel’ Review: A Thoughtful, Admiring Doc About a German Political Pioneer

German-born filmmaker Eva Weber gathers fresh interviews with figures like Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice and Tony Blair to fill in Merkel's achievements in this doc premiering at Telluride.

Telluride Awards Analysis: For ‘Empire of Light,’ Olivia Colman Poised to Land Fourth Nom in Five Years

Empire of Light, a drama set in the early 1980s within and against the backdrop of a grand old British seaside cinema, had its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival’s Herzog Theatre on Saturday afternoon, and proved to be the fest’s biggest crowd-pleaser so far. A smart, understated, old-fashioned movie that doesn’t aim to […]

‘The Wonder’ Review: Florence Pugh Dazzles in Sebastian Lelio’s Mesmerizing Study of Faith and Abuse

Ciaran Hinds, Toby Jones and newcomer Kila Lord Cassidy co-star in this drama set in famine-ravaged 1862 Ireland.

‘Retrograde’ Review: Matthew Heineman’s Unsettling Dive into the U.S. Withdrawal From Afghanistan

Heineman ('Cartel Land') documents the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and its sad aftermath in his new documentary for National Geographic films, premiering in Telluride.