The Telluride Film Festival ends today. While Toronto is a better indication of how the Oscar race might go, Telluride starts the conversation at least in the Best Picture category. If anything Telluride is known for premiering Best Pictures, Slumdog Millionaire, The King’s Speech, and The Artist all started their Oscar runs here. This year it’s ARGO.
Scott Feinberg Wrote:The audience gave a rousing ovation to the movie, which appears to me to be a very solid contender to score a best picture Oscar nomination,”
Anne Thompson tweeted: rousing applause for ben affleck’s “Argo.” it resonates. Well timed Mideast drama with CIA heroes.
Pete Hammond: Argo debuts at Telluride. Sensational. Instant Oscar contender. Ben Affleck triumph
According to Jefferey Wells here is the word coming from the movies sean so far at Telluride.
Best buzz so far:Ben Affleck’s ARGO, Pablo Larrain’s No, Dror Moreh’s THE GATEKEEPERS, Wayne Blair’s THE SAPPHIRES, Ken Burns’ THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE.
Good buzz: Noah Baumbach’s FRANCES HA, Christian Petzold’s BARBARA.
Flat or downish buzz: Roger Michell’s HYDE PARK ON THE HUDSON, Sally Potter’s GINGER AND ROSA, Ramin Bahrani’s AT ANY PRICE.