Tuesday, May 25, 2010

In Santa Fe to relax. 3 things: In Contention has posted Oscar guesses for 2010, K. Tapley reported here in SF and will post about Cannes on Thurs. BOONMEE!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

TFF #37 and Cannes

Word out of Cannes today that Sony Picture Classics has picked up the distribution for Mike Leigh's "Another Year". As I write, it still seems to be the biggest critical darling of Cannes and the days are dwindling for that Festival. The SPC decision increases it's chances to be a Telluride picture. I'm almost to the point of saying "count on it" being at TFF #37.

Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu's "Biutiful" has apparently earned split reactions, and very vehement disagreement between critics. I still think it's got a pretty good shot.

Godard's "Socialism" on the other hand sounds like it has landed with a thud and thus drops in our estimation of it's likelihood of being in Telluride.

"Blue Valentine" is getting good press. The knock on it is that it was a Sundance picture, which used to be a disqualifier for Telluride, til last year, when "An Education" showed up both places...so, maybe.

That's what we have for now...check in later...

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Cannes update and TFF #37 speculation

Mike Leigh's "Another Year" seems to be the only film in Cannes first few days gaining much traction. Everything else thus far seems to be drawing as much criticism as praise. Including Woody Allen's "You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger". So you'd have to think Leigh's Telluride stock is up and Allen's is down.

Cannes runs through May 23rd. I'll update this space as critical reception merits from France.

Bon Jour!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Tff #37 Beyond the Poster

As we reported earlier today, the Festival has a poster, though there is some indication that there may be another poster before the fest begins on Sept. 3. Also there is speculation in the LA Times story about Ralph Eggleston's design that Danny Boyle's "127 Hours" may show at the SHOW. John Horn's article concludes:

"While the festival is eager to announce its posters early, it never releases its film lineup until the day the festival opens. But there's already one high-profile film that might be in the Telluride mix if it can be completed in time: Boyle's "127 Hours," a drama about hiker Aron Ralston (played in the film by James Franco), who amputated his own right hand after being pinned by a rock in a 2003 Utah back country accident."

We reported it as a possibility a couple of posts back...

TFF #37...Poster!!!

No real news or rumors to report, but the poster for TFF #37 is out...And here it is from Pixar artist Ralph Eggleston. The word "whimsical" comes to mind...Reportedly it is inspired by the Classic multiple Oscar winner "It Happened One Night" starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert...