FOCUS ON: LA LA LAND
Director and writer Damien Chazelle's La La Land was a huge hit last weekend at TFF #43. Well reviewed, loved by the Telluride audiences as next week's collected People's Telluride film ratings will attest and it earned some serious Oscar buzz that I suspect will continue into the Toronto Fest which opened yesterday. As a matter of fact, I wouldn't be surprised if La La Land walks away with TIFF's Audience Award at the end of next week.
Chazelle sat down recently to talk about the film with Nigel M. Smith of The Guardian and you can find that interview here.
FOCUS ON: WAKEFIELD
Bryan Cranston's performance is the key factor in Robin Swicord's Wakefield based on an E.L. Doctorow short story. The film has gotten a mixed reception which you will also see in next week's People's and Professionals' Telluride ratings.
Indiewire's Anne Thompson examines the film in this post.
FOCUS ON: UNA
Benedict Andrew's Una dropped a new clip to the internet yesterday. Here it is via YouTube:
Coverage of the clip release was provided by The Playlist.
FOCUS ON TONI ERDMANN
Generally regarded as the early favorite for the Foreign Language Oscar, Maren Ade's Toni Erdmann played well in Telluride last week and also sported the appearance of a new clip yesterday.
You can find it in this Tweet from IMDb
AMY ADAMS SPEAKS ...TO KRIS TAPLEY
Possible Oscar contender for Arrival and/or Nocturnal Animals and one of this year's Telluride Tribute recipient, Amy Adams sat down with Variety's Kristopher Tapley during TFF #43 to talk.
Check Variety's Playback here.
REMEMBER TO RATE
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