This week's edition of Oscar Talk from Kris Tapley (InContention/HitFix) and Anne Thompson (Thompson on Hollywood). Links from both of their blogs:
This week's issue of Oscar Poker with Sasha Stone (Awards Daily) and Jeff Wells (Hollywood Elsewhere):
With the news that Fox Searchlight is going to release "Hitchcock" (see below), Scott Feinberg of The Hollywood Reporter factors that into his latest Oscar predictions...I've looked at them. He thinks it will have some significant impact. Check it:
CANNES HAS A DATE
The Cannes Film Festival has released the date for the 66th Edition along with a peculiarly American take on their promotional poster:
Here's the tweet from Cannes:https://twitter.com/cannes_66
IFC AND FRANCES
The Independent Film Channel peeps have nabbed distribution for Telluride (and Toronto) hit from Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig, "Frances Ha". Reports below from The Movie City News, The Chicago Tribune and Movie Scope:
A ROYAL AFFAIR FOR FOREIGN
Denmark has chosen "A Royal Affair" which played at Telluride a few weeks back as a part of the Mads Mikkelsen tribute, as its official entry for the Foreign Language Oscar. It edged out Susan Bier's "Love is All You Need". Mikkelsen was very pleasant to talk to wen I caught him Sunday night of the festival at The New Sheridan Bar. He said he had been amazed at how friendly the entire atmosphere of the festival was.
Here's a post from The Hollywood Reporter about Denmark's announcement:
METACRITIC AND TELLURIDE (AND CANNES)
Metacritic.com posted a lengthy round-up of critical response to a number of films that have played the fest circuit (Telluride, Venice, Toronto) so I have provided that link here: I also included a link to their Cannes round-up from last May that includes a number of films that played at Telluride. You can see the films and links below:
From Telluride (and Venice, Toronto):
"At Any Price"
"Ginger and Rosa"
"Hyde Park on Hudson"
"Stories We Tell"
"Rust and Bone"
NEW OSCAR PLAYERS
There has always been some thought that Gus Van Sant's "Promised Land" might get a shot at an Oscar run and we now know hat is true. What was more surprising this past week was the announcement from Fox Searchlight that they're going to drop the Sacha Gervasi directed Anthony Hopkins starring "Hitchcock" in time for an Oscar run as well.
At some point this last summer I had mentioned both of these as possible Telluride programs depending on whether they were complete or not. Looks like it was close on both of them.
"Promised Land's IMDb entry:
"Hitchcock's" IMDb entry:
LINCOLN WILL CLOSE AFI FEST
For the second consecutive year Stephen Spielberg will have a film concluding the AFI Film Fest. "Lincoln" has been announced for that spot. Here are links to that story via IndieWire and The Wrap:
THE NEW YORK FILM FEST BORROWS FROM T-RIDE
The New York Film Festival includes from this year's Telluride program:
"Hyde Park on Hudson"
More on Thursday...have a great week...
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