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Telluride: ‘The Front Runner’ is most definitely not

Jason Reitman’s second film of 2018 after his critically raved Tully this spring is not being met with quite the same response, unfortunate that a film called The Front Runner looks to be anything but.  The Front Runner follows the rise and fall of Senator Gary Hart (Hugh Jackman), who captured the imagination of young voters and was considered the …

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‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ Yes, says Telluride

Melissa McCarthy is earning the best reviews of her career for Can You Ever Forgive Me?, which just premiered at Telluride, certainly since her Oscar-nominated performance in Bridesmaids.  Veteran British actor Richard E. Grant is also earning stellar praise and could be on his way to his first Oscar nomination. Director Marielle Heller and writer Nicole Holofcener join McCarthy and …

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‘Boy Erased’ means well but falters at Telluride

Joel Edgerton’s Boy Erased made its world premiere at Telluride but without its star, Lucas Hedges, in tow. He was busy with a play in New York that he couldn’t get out of (rehearsals for The Waverly Gallery; word is it will also keep him from Toronto next week) but Edgerton (who is also in the film playing a pastor) …

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Telluride: Nicole Kidman sizzles in noir potboiler ‘Destroyer’

One of the most anticipated films of the season, most especially because we had but a single still (above) and no trailer, Karyn Kusama’s Destroyer laid waste to Telluride, earning Nicole Kidman some of the best notices of her career. Likening her physical transformation to that of Academy Award winner Charlize Theron in Monster and being called “gritty” and “barrier-breaking.” …

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Hugh Jackman is Gary Hart in ‘The Front Runner’

A political scandal that changed the way we see and report American politics forever. Academy Award nominee Hugh Jackman stars as the charismatic politician Gary Hart for Academy Award-nominated director Jason Reitman in the The Front Runner. The film follows the rise and fall of Senator Hart, who captured the imagination of young voters and was considered the overwhelming front runner for the …

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SAG Noms: Where is the Race Now?

The Screen Actors Guild nominations gave us another piece of the Oscar puzzle today. Some of it made things much clearer while some of it made an already wild season even wilder. What we can do though is really begin to build a picture and a path to the Oscars for individual films and performances. This is the first real …

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