Category Archives: T-ride Film Fest

The Telluride Film Festival is a fine, high celebration of movies as art.

“Spotlight” At Telluride 2015

My last Telluride Film Festival review

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September: Telluride   By LARRY JOSEPH CALLOWAY NEWSPAPERS, the first drafts of history, also used to write the loglines of movies. The logline for “Spotlight,” debuted at the 2015 Telluride Film Festival and my hope for a lot of awards, goes like this: A quartet of Boston Globe investigators, publishing under a “Spotlight” logo, shames […]

Get Cam, Find Cab, Make Film

Documentary Films At Telluride

By LARRY JOSEPH CALLOWAY To get started on a documentary film you don’t need documents or film. Just take a camera – it doesn’t have to be expensive – to an interesting situation and the world will provide, if you wait long enough. The devil is in the editing. These new possibilities for non-fiction production […]

The SHOW Goes On, Toronto

My comments on the Telluride Film Festival, 2014

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By LARRY JOSEPH CALLOWAY The threat by the Toronto Film Festival to put a partial eclipse on films that premiered a week earlier at Telluride did not dim any lights on the old mining town’s opera house “SHOW” sign. The 41st Telluride Film Festival directors got everything they wanted for the Labor Day weekend program, […]

Stories From Telluride

My Review Of A Festival Of Films

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The 40th Telluride Film Festival opened unceremoniously with the first North American screening of “ALL IS LOST” in a fine new high-tech theatre. Robert Redford stood out of the light as director-writer J. C. Chandor told us: “This film is about YOU.” He paused, or faltered, continuing: “About you and the end of your life.” […]

Everything We Know Comes From Roger Corman

Report From The Telluride Film Festival

By LARRY CALLOWAY  (Originally posted Sept. 9, 2012) Knock. Knock. Who’s there? Argo. Argo who? Argo Fuckyerself. This punch line — the line, not the whole joke — is a running gag in Ben Affleck’s “Argo,”  based on the rescue of six Americans who hid in the Canadian embassy during the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis. […]

The 38th Telluride Film Festival

A Fine High Celebration Of Movies As Art

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A group of us with some surprise received a warm personal welcome to the Telluride Film Festival from one of its co-directors, Gary Meyer, who then ushered us in to the intimate Le Pierre theatre for a special screening, just for us. No, we were not the press – Telluride gives no privileges to the […]

Report From The Telluride Film Festival

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It wouldn’t be released until late November, but by Labor Day the critics were suggesting awards for “The King’s Speech.”

Coming Of Age at the 2009 Telluride Film Festival

Because the mysterious selectors at the Telluride Film Festival are in touch with the industry globally, clusters of films happen, themes emerge.

Why “American Violet” Is Art, Not Polemics

My impressions of the 35th Telluride Film Festival

If you want to send a message, go to Western Union, John Ford said. But the message here is not the medium. Suspend judgment and cross that cynical distance.

Once More Into the Wild, This Time Armed With. . . Poetry

As Journalism is about power, so poetry is about life.

My amended review of Sean Penn’s adaptation of Jon Krakauer’s “Into the Wild” from the Telluride Film Festival. How a piece of poetry helped turn a piece of investigative journalism into a story.