Monday, October 13, 2014

New York Ends and Had Telluride Goodness: Birdman, Mr. Turner and Foxcatcher/Rudderless for Real/Post New York Feinberg

Good Monday everyone...

It's wedding week at the Patterson house as the youngest ties the knot Sunday evening.  This week will be full and  addition to the impending nuptials, I'll have parent/teacher conference nights tonight and tomorrow night plus broadcasting Tiger football on KKBS ( on Thursday evening from Deer Creek and then there's that One Act play that moves onto the State contest next week that will need some rehearsal.  Going to be a busy week.


The New York Film Festival concluded this past weekend with the presentation of "Birdman", which, for my money, is the best film of 2014 (of course I still have to see a number of films that could alter that declaration: "Whiplash", "American Sniper", "Interstellar", "Unbroken", "The Theory of Everything", "Inherent Vice", "Boyhood", "Fury" and "A Most Violent Year").  That said, because a good number of TFF #41 films played NYFF ("Birdman", " '71", "Foxcatcher", "Mr. Turner", "Tales of the Grim Sleeper" and "Two Days, One Night")  this last couple of weeks have seen a variety of features, stories and posts about those films.  Here are some of the most recent beginning with a Gold Derby look at "Birdman" and its cast:

Additionally, here's a look at an interview with "Foxcatcher" director Bennett Miller from The Hollywood Reporter:

And from NYFF itself, Mike Leigh talking about the creation of "Mr. Turner":


Counting down the days...William H. Macy's Oklahoma set and filmed "Rudderless" which I have been following for more than five years is finally unleashed this week.  Friend of the blog and "Rudderless" co-writer Casey Twenter says that the film will open Friday in Oklahoma City as well as Tulsa, New York, Milwaukee, Cleveland, Houston, Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles, Scottsdale/Phoenix, Portland, Seattle, Philadelphia and Eugene, OR.

To continue to set the stage for the film I have linked the music video for "Hold On" from the film here:

Additionally, here's a scene from the film that's up on Yahoo Movies:

Go see it this weekend!


The Hollywood Reporters' Awards expert Scott Feinberg has updated his latest crystal ball for the Oscars.  Check his latest Feinberg Forecast that includes analysis from the just concluded New York Film Festival:

More on Thursday...probably...

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