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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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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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2019 Oscar Predictions: BEST ACTOR (August)

Lucas Hedges in Boy Erased (Focus Features) Lucas wedges into the top spot For the first time since my 2019 Oscar predictions began, Christian Bale has been relegated to, well, the Backseat. Lucas Hedges has emerged at the new frontrunner for Best Actor with his TIFF and Telluride-bound Boy Erased. This wasn’t an easy leap to make, putting a 21-year …

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2019 Oscar Predictions: SUPPORTING ACTRESS (August)

Regina King rebounds; Marina de Tavira enters the top 10 It’s a locked in top 4 for now, even with the Venice and Toronto film festival announcements: Amy Adams (Backseat), Olivia Colman (The Favourite), Emma Stone (The Favourite), and Nicole Kidman (Boy Erased). Of those, only The Favourite has been announced for a festival run; world premiering at Venice. Backseat …

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TIFF set to World Premiere ‘Widows,’ ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’, ‘Beautiful Boy,’ ‘High Life’ and more

Piers Handling, CEO and Director of TIFF, and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of TIFF, today unveiled the first round of titles premiering in the Gala and Special Presentations of the 43rd Toronto International Film Festival. Kicking it off are 21 World Premieres of hotly anticipated films from Oscar winners and nominees alike including Steve McQueen’s Widows with Viola Davis, Barry …

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