The Big Sick
Finds that laughter-through-tears sweet spot, often in the unlikeliest of places.
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The latest on Blu-ray, DVD, and Netflix, including Heart of a Dog, Southside with You, Florence Foster Jenkins, and many more!
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A reposting of Tina Hassannia's article from Movie Mezzanine, and the response it received from Peter Becker, president of the Criterion Collection.
Jessica Ritchey's poetic remembrance of the final months of her father's life, through the movies she saw.
An article about Laurie Anderson's "Heart of a Dog."
A final TIFF Docs dispatch on three films by female directors.
A Venice report on the latest from Charlie Kaufman & Laurie Anderson, as well as two other amazing films.
A report on the unique viewing experiences of seeing "Ixcanul" and "Heart of a Dog" at Telluride.
An ending to Roger's "The Thinking Molecules of Titan" by Michael Owen.
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TELLURIDE, Colo. -- Like the rains after a dusty season, the movies of September wash and refresh. You walk out of a screening here and think you have surely seen an Oscar nominee. You leave a second and third, and think the same thing. The 2006 Academy Awards could be populated from this festival, with Toronto still to begin on Thursday. And that doesn’t even account for the riches of the foreign films, and the revived classics, and the program called “Made on a Mac,” of films by such as Laurie Anderson.
TELLURIDE, Colo. – When I first came to the Telluride Film Festival in 1980, screenings were held in Quonset huts and city parks, the old Nugget theater on Main Street, and in the faded glory of the tiny Sheridan Opera House, built when this was a boom town in mining days. The 2005 festival, which will be held over Labor Day weekend, still uses the opera house, but has added so many state-of-the-art theaters, some of them constructed inside the old Mason's Hall and the school gyms, that it feels like the most happening art movie town in America.
TELLURIDE, Colo. For its 25th anniversary celebration, which more or less coincides with the first century of film, the Telluride Film Festival is plunging gleefully into the past. Although there's the usual selection of premieres, at least half of the screenings this year are retrospectives: a look at 1928, the last great year of silent film; personal selections from the festival's guest programmers over the years, and a salute to black-and-white cinematography.
TELLURIDE, Colo. -- The moment that best captured this year's Telluride Film Festival came when three musicians from Cambridge, Mass., were creating a percussion thunderstorm during a silent film from Germany, while a real thunderstorm boomed outside.