Five Films I Can’t Wait to See at the 46th Annual Telluride Film Festival
The 46th Annual Telluride Film Festival is about to kick off today and with the line-up reveal yesterday there are a lot of films to be excited about. While this post will not include all of the films that I am seeing at the festival, these are the five films that I am most looking forward to.
Plot: Noah Baumbach’s incisive and compassionate look at a marriage breaking up and a family staying together.
Why I am excited to see it: I have been a fan of Noah Baumbach for a quite some time now, I am always intrigued to see what he does next. When Netflix released the first two teaser trailers for Marriage Story, I was immediately sold. I thought it was a brilliant marketing movie to essentially release the same trailer but from two different perspectives and with the hot streak that Adam Driver is currently on, I foresee this one begin a top contender for Award Season for multiple categories.
Plot: Pilot Amelia Wren and scientist James Glaisher find themselves in an epic fight for survival while attempting to make discoveries in a hot air balloon.
Why I am excited to see it: Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne reuniting for this film is reason enough to see it given how great their chemistry was in The Theory of Everything. This combined with a unique take on a survival story seems to make this one of the most crowd-pleasing films for this upcoming Award Season.
Plot: Two young couples navigate through the emotional minefield of growing up and falling in love.
Why I am excited to see it: After seeing his mesmerizing performance in Luce, Kelvin Harrison Jr. has become an actor that everyone should keep an eye on. Harrison Jr combined with Sterling K. Brown and Lucas Hedges has made this movie one of my most anticipated of the year.
Plot: Set in the diamond district of New York City, Howard Ratner, a jewelry store owner and dealer to the rich and famous, must find a way to pay his debts when his merchandise is taken from one of his top sellers and girlfriend.
Why I am excited to see it: Good Time was a great film and one that helped give Robert Pattinson a lot more credibility as an actor. Uncut Gems is Benny Safdie and Josh Safdie follow-up to Good Time which is exciting enough but when you add in a potential great Adam Sandler performance into the mix, I have a strong gut feeling that this might be a big breakout this festival season. Also, it has Idina Menzel in it so that is a bonus.
Plot: Legendary performer Judy Garland arrives in London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of sold-out concerts.
Why I am excited to see it: Rupert Goold taking on a biopic about Judy Garland is an interesting choice but Renée Zellweger seems to have really embraced the material. I love musicals so, therefore, a film about Judy Garland has me very intrigued and isn’t it about time that we see Zellweger back in the spotlight.