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    The Hype Cycle: Contenders Arrive in Theaters

    Excuse the absence in this column for the last few weeks. I’ve been covering the Chicago International Film Festival, catching up with a few of the Foreign Language Oscar contenders while there. Now however, many of these movies are finally making their ways into theaters, providing an extra wrinkle into the race as both critics […] More

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    The Hype Cycle: Toronto, Telluride and Venice Oscar buzz (Part 1)

    The Hype Cycle is News Editor Brian Welk’s roundup of industry news, reviews and predictions of everything Oscar, boiled down into weekly power rankings of the buzziest and most likely contenders in this year’s awards season. The Toronto International Film Festival’s People’s Choice Award has been one of the most reliable barometers for both Best […] More

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    Telluride 2014: Festival Recap and Photoset

    The phenomenal 41st Telluride Film Festival flew by with lightning speed over Labor Day weekend. It kicked off Friday night with a Russian themed feed for the patrons, guests, and staff on main street, and closed with a joyous Labor Day picnic for the film goers in the town park. The weekend was jammed full of docs, […] More

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    The Telluride Film Festival announces its 2014 line-up

    As per tradition, the Telluride Film Festival announced its line-up today, just one day before it kicks off. Here is a brief overview of the programming: The 41st Telluride Film Festival is proud to present the following 25 new feature films to play in its main program: • THE 50 YEAR ARGUMENT (d. Martin Scorsese, David […] More

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    ‘A Little Chaos’, ‘Wild’, ‘Nightcrawler’ headline TIFF

    The 39th Annual Toronto International Film Festival announced its first lineup of movies Tuesday morning, including Gala films The Judge, Wild, Foxcatcher, Nightcrawler, This is Where I Leave You and more. And making its world premiere as the Closing Night Film is Alan Rickman’s A Little Chaos, starring Rickman, Kate Winslet and Stanley Tucci. TIFF is […] More

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    Reese Witherspoon goes ‘Wild’ in new trailer

    Jean-Marc Vallée last year led Matthew McConaughey to an Oscar with Dallas Buyers Club, and his follow-up Wild looks to have the potential to do the same for Reese Witherspoon. In the first trailer for the film, Witherspoon plays weary traveler Cheryl Strayed, a woman who walked over a thousand miles on a solo hike […] More