Monday, August 8, 2016

A First Look at Dog Eat Dog / Poland and Wells Talking Oscar / What's to Come This Week

Welcome to Monday film fans...


I've been saying for some time that we may well see Paul Schrader's latest, Dog Eat Dog starring Nicolas Cage and Willem Dafoe on the list of films that play TFF #43.

The film played at Cannes to reasonably good reviews and Schrader has certainly been a frequent visitor at Telluride.

We got a new trailer for the film over the weekend.  It's above and here's coverage:

Here's a link to Dog Eat Dog;s IMDb page:


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David Poland at Movie City News was up this weekend with his first take on the possible Oscar scene for this year.  Jeff Wells at Hollywood Elsewhere was also up this weekend with  a critique of the Poland article as well.

Films that we're pretty sure about for Telluride and films that might be T-ride bound that are addressed by both posts are:  Probable T-riders Poland suggests for Best Picture: Manchester by the Sea, Bleed for This, La La Land, Moonlight.  Possible T-riders:  The Founder, Allied, The Accountant.

Poland's piece is here:

Well's' analysis of the Poland post is here (needless to say, he's not necessarily on the same page as Poland):


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We're expecting the third wave announcement from Toronto this week as well as the announcement from the New York Film Festival of the rest of its lineup.

Last year both sets of information were very valuable in nailing down as many as seven films that would play at TFF #42.  It might be more than that as last year was a tad anomalous in that TFF and NYFF didn't share as many titles as they often have.

Whatever the case, we ought to have good intell by the end of the week on a number of films that will probably play TFF #43.

That's it for this Monday.  More to follow...

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