August 29, 2014 at 6:15 am #159923
Well, the Oscar season begins in 3, 2, 1… Today!
Telluride kicks off today and here is the schedule if you want it:
By the way, today we’re going to get reviews of this films:
Two days, one night: 10 HOURS
Wild: 14 HOURS
Mr. Turner: 10 HOURS
Rosewater: 14 HOURS
The Imitation Game: 10 HOURS
Foxcatcher: 16 HOURS
Leviathan: 17 HOURS
Wild Tales: 17 HOURS
So expect a lot of OSCAR BUZZ today.
Stay here!August 29, 2014 at 8:38 am #159925
Wow. Wild is doing TIFF and Telluride?
Ehh…in terms of Oscary films most of those films already have a working buzz. I’m more interested in whether or not The Imitation Game will be a major player.August 29, 2014 at 12:50 pm #159926
Apparently they’ve added an earlier screening of WILD, so reactions should be coming in the next three hours.August 29, 2014 at 3:45 pm #159927
A very positive “WILD” review, by The Hollywood Reporter:
Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern and director Jean-Marc Vallee bring Cheryl Strayed’s best-selling memoir to life on screen
Now in Wild, based on a best-selling memoir by Cheryl Strayed, Vallee has crafted a vivid wilderness adventure film that is also a powerful story of family anguish and survival.
All of these films focus on very strong-willed individuals, but the
completely different worlds they bring to life testify to an astute
The popularity of Strayed’s book and the strong performance by Reese Witherspoon should
ensure an audience for the movie and bring more accolades to the
director, as well as to screenwriter Nick Hornby (About a Boy, An
Education), who adapts the book with finesse
Dallas Buyers Club earned Oscars for both its lead and supporting actors, and it’s conceivable that the new film could repeat the trick for two actresses.
Witherspoon transforms herself both physically and emotionally
into this hardened yet needy young woman seeking to re-invent herself
after a series of personal tragedies. She chose this marathon hike
almost on a whim, and she was completely unprepared for the challenges.
As Strayed wrote in her book, “I hadn’t factored in my lack of fitness,
nor the genuine rigors of the trail, until I was on it.” Witherspoon captures all the conflicting, dizzying emotions that the adventure stirs in her.
Witherspoon is matched by Laura Dern, who plays her mother, Bobbi, an inspiring life force who is stricken with a devastating medical diagnosis
Inevitably a film like this is going to be episodic, but the
adventures that Cheryl has on the trail are always startling, from her
encounters with wildlife to the nightmare of a freak snowstorm. Yet the
human encounters also enrich her journey, and here Hornby’s ability to
bring minor characters to life and Vallee’s fine work with an
extraordinary supporting cast make all of these episodes richly
compelling. The director is helped by the exceptional cinematography of
Yves Belanger, who takes us through varied landscapes from the
scorching Mojave desert to the imposing mountains of northern California
The film remains equally compelling during the flashbacks.
Witherspoon doesn’t shy away from showing the dark sides of Cheryl’s
character — her surrender to sexual excesses and drug addiction. Her
battle for survival began a long time before she hit the wilderness
trail, so her journey illuminates a whole series of internal as well as
external struggles. Witherspoon’s inherent appeal keeps us on
Cheryl’s side even through her self-destructive exploits, but there’s
nothing sentimental about the actress’s tart portrayal.
THE REESENAISSANCE BEGINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!August 29, 2014 at 3:56 pm #159928
^That Dern gif is EVERYTHING! Haha!August 29, 2014 at 4:05 pm #159929
Yasssss slay them bitches!! Super happy for both but specially for Dern.August 29, 2014 at 4:07 pm #159930
Where is seanflynn/Scottferguson? Anyone notice he’s missing?August 29, 2014 at 4:09 pm #159931
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Yes, I have……August 29, 2014 at 4:12 pm #159932
Strange….August 29, 2014 at 4:23 pm #159934
Wait. Laura Dern plays Reese Witherspoon’s mother? Laura’s character gave birth at what 9?. 😉August 29, 2014 at 4:34 pm #159935
gregoryellwood @HitFixGregory 3m
Wild is very good. Strong direction from Vallee. Witherspoon gives it all. #Tellruide
gregoryellwood @HitFixGregory 1m
Women on both sides of me crying at end. I did not have same reaction but found movie impressive. #WILDmovie #Tellruide
gregoryellwood @HitFixGregory 1m
Laura Dern is very good. Could break into supporting if weak year. Reeds obv best actress nom lock. #WILDmovie #Tellruide
@TomiLaffly: #WILD: a compelling RWitherspoon walks through the
wilderness in a woman’s shoes. Literally & metaphorically. Liked.
Didn’t love. #Telluride
@firstshowing: Wild – Endearing adaption of Cheryl Strayed’s book about
conquering her demons on a 1000 mile hike. Better than expected – Reese
@TomiLaffly: Think what bothered me was the lackluster structure. Her
impressive story of resilience was too often interrupted. #Wild
@AwardsDaily: Wild’s best bet a lead nod for Reese. Best parts were with Laura Dern. Still thinking on it.
@DeadlinePete: Wild just premiered at Telluride. Terrific film and
perfect place to see this true story. Reese Witherspoon as Cheryl
Strayed – SUPERBM
@EricDSnider: WILD: Reese gives an all-in performance as a messed-up
woman on a cleansing 1,000-mile hike. Solid, if a little on the nose.
Alex Billington @firstshowing 4m
Wild – Endearing adaption of Cheryl Strayed’s book about conquering her
demons on a 1000 mile hike. Better than expected – Reese is great.August 29, 2014 at 5:15 pm #159936
Wait. Laura Dern plays Reese Witherspoon’s mother? Laura’s character gave birth at what 9?. 😉
She’s in flashbacks.August 29, 2014 at 5:20 pm #159937
I don’t know. Was kind of expecting more froth at the mouth for Wild.