TELLURIDE AND THE NEW YORK TIMES 25 BEST FILMS OF THE 21ST CENTURY
The New York Times got social media going over the last few days as they posted a list of what A.O. Scott and Manohla Dargis have determined are the 25 best films that have been released since the calendar rolled over to the new century.
It will likely not surprise you that a good number of those films had ties to TFF. For example, their too choice is Paul Thomas Anderson's masterpiece There Will Be Blood as the top film. As many TFFers will recall, TWBB scenes were screened in 2007 as a part of the tribute that year to Daniel Day Lewis.
Other films that make the NYT list with Telluride histories include:
#2 Spirited Away played Telluride in 2002.
#6 Yi Yi 2000
#11 Inside Llewyn Davis 2013
#14 L'enfant 2005
#17 Three Times 2005
#20 Moonlight 2016
#22 I'm Not There 2007
So better than a third of the list (8/25) made a stop in the San Juans in their journey to the NYT list (if you include TWBB, which I do).
OSCARS FOREIGN LANGUAGE RACE, FESTS AND LABOR DAY
Shane Slater at Awards Circuit posted an interesting article over the weekend with some thoughts about the major fests that have already come and gone and the impact that they might have on the foreign language Oscar race.
As a result, we can look at some of those as potential titles for TFF.
Slater mentions films from Sundance, Berlin, Tribeca and Cannes.
From those films he mentions these probably have the best T-ride shot:
The Other Side of Hope
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