Thursday, February 9, 2012

Critical Consensus/Berlin Films/Oscar Actors

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Another collation of critical response to this year's gaggle of films.  Take a look and you'll find: "Poetry" (from TFF #37), "The Artist", "The Descendants" "A Separation", "Shame", "We Need to Talk About Kevin" and "A Dangerous Method".


The Berlin Film Festival is ongoing and though I do make a BIG DEAL about how much of a connection there is between Cannes and Telluride, Berlin is oftentimes the first film fest each year that features films that eventually are on the Telluride play list.  For example, take a look at last year's Berlin lineup via IndieWire:

You'll see TFF #38 films "The Turin Horse", "A Separation" and "Pina". 

So you could almost certainly expect that this year's crop will also produce some films we will see Labor Day weekend.  Here's a link to the complete list of this year's Berlin films via IndieWire again:


As we get closer and closer to Oscar announcing its winners, we find that the Best Actor race is essentially expected to be a two man affair and both men were featured at this year's fest.  The battle is close between TFF #38 tributee George Clooney (The Descendants) and Jean Dujardin (The Artist).  Yahoo movies breaks down the category with their roundtable featuring a number of the people I like to link you to.  Here is the link to that roundtable discussion:


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