THE PROFESSIONALS TELLURIDE
Here's is your 2017 installment of The Professionals view of the films that played the 44th Telluride Film Festival. Ten industry journalists participated this year by rating each film they saw on a 0-5 scale. They were:
Scott Feinberg/The Hollywood Reporter
Stephen Galloway/The Hollywood Reporter
Mark Johnson/Awards Circuit
Tomris Laffly/Film Journal
Sasha Stone/Awards Daily
15 films earned enough votes to make this year's poll of The Professionals. The top rated film: Guillermo Del Toro's The Shape of Water with a 4.5 average. Here's the complete list with their averaged rating:
1) The Shape of Water (4.5)
2) (Tie) Faces Places (4.25)
2) (Tie) Loveless (4.25)
2) (Tie) The Rider (4.25)
5) Lady Bird (4.20)
6) First Reformed (4.0)
7) Battle of the Sexes (3.95)
8) Darkest Hour (3.85)
9) Hostiles (3.79)
10) First They Killed My Father (3.78)
11) Loving Vincent (3.63)
12) Lean on Pete (3.50)
13) Wonderstruck (3.25)
14) Downsizing (3.10)
15) Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2.60)
Last year The Pros had Moonlight on top with a 4.87 average followed by La La Land at 4.58.
In 2015, the top film was Son of Saul at 4.44 with Anomalisa second with a 4.42.
In 2014, number one was Birdman at 4.72 and second was Foxcatcher at 4.63.
2013: 12 Years a Slave 4.70 and Blue is the Warmest Color 4.40
2012: Central Park Five 4.7 and Argo 4.5
I'll have The People's Telluride up on Thursday and the Composite Ratings of both Pros and Peeps next Monday. Speaking of which...
IT'S TIME FOR THE SHIFT
Today marks the annual transition back to MTFBs "normal" publication schedule. The blog will post twice a week, with rare exceptions, on Mondays and Thursdays. Today also marks the turn toward this space becoming what I used to refer as The Film Awards Clearinghouse, From now until Oscar night, I'll be focused most of the time on the awards prospects for the films that played as a part of the TFF #44 program. You can always check here for the latest news about Oscar, Golden Globes, Critics awards as well as other precursors as we move through the awards season.
GUILLERMO WINS IN VENICE
The Venice Film Fest drew to a close this weekend and TFF #44 film The Shape of Water was named the best film in the competition section winning The Golden Lion. Other TFF films got into the awards act as well in Italy with Foxtrot winning The Silver Lion. Kamel El Basha won Best Actor for The Insult and Lean on Pete's Charlie Plummer was named best young actor.
Complete results of the awards at Venice are here from Alex Billington/FirstShowing.net.
That's a wrap for this Monday. More to come on Thursday including The People's Telluride film ratings. What did YOU think of the films that played? YOU CAN STILL BE COUNTED BY RATING BEFORE 5:00PM TOMORROW.
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