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    Telluride Update: Buyers Lining Up for Divisive 'Under the Skin,' Strong Debut 'Palo Alto' and Provocative 'Starred Up' (TRAILER)

    Reviews and acquisitions are heating up at the 40th annual Telluride Film Festival, which kicked off yesterday. Three notable acquisitions titles debuted Thursday night of which I saw one, "Palo Alto," the impressive debut of young filmmaker Gia Coppola (Francis Ford's granddaughter, born six months...

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    Telluride Film Festival Review: Gia Coppola's 'Palo Alto' Turns James Franco Short Stories Into Solid Portrait of Teen Angst

    Borrowing liberally from the likes of "Kids" and "Elephant," first-time feature director Gia Coppola's "Palo Alto" is a largely familiar portrait of teen angst, but it's also a fairly accomplished one. Loosely adapting James Franco's collection of short stories, Coppola (the 26-year-old granddaughte...

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    Watch: James Franco Seduces Emma Roberts in Stylish 'Palo Alto' Trailer

    Having just screened earlier today at the Telluride Film Festival, an official trailer for "Palo Alto" has now made its way online. Based on a short story by James Franco that was featured in his published collection of stories entitled "Palo Alto Stories" (of which he is continuing to try and raise...

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    Telluride Film Festival Review: Donald Rumsfeld Stumbles Through Half-Truths In Errol Morris' 'The Unknown Known,' And So Does the Doc

    Donald Rumsfeld stares straight at the camera and smiles a lot in "The Unknown Known," the latest single-interview documentary from Errol Morris, but his cheery demeanor never manages to convince. Revisiting turf he last explored with another portrait of a disgraced former defense secretary, the Osc...

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    Review Roundup: Jason Reitman's 'Labor Day' Signals an Interesting Departure

    The 40th Telluride Film Festival has kicked off and is now underway, and Jason Reitman's "Labor Day" has just screened and a handful of reviews are starting to trickle out. Other than the mostly positive reception, what seems to be shared among critics' observations is that the film heralds a change...

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    Steve McQueen's '12 Years A Slave' *Snuck* Into The Telluride Film Festival - Screens Today!

    Well, shucks! We won't be there for it unfortunately. We may have, if I was aware that it would be screening there, but, Telluride is one of those film festivals... it traditionally doesn't unveil its slate until attendees are well on their way to the festival. In essence, you attend the festival bl...

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    Telluride Review: Jason Reitman Shifts Gears With Melodramatic Quasi-Crime Story 'Labor Day' Starring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin

    A significant departure for the director, "Labor Day" is a classical, melodramatic tearjerker that's also a sincere coming-of-age story.

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    Telluride Review: Jason Reitman's 'Labor Day' Starring Josh Brolin & Kate Winslet

    Short of helming a "Smurfs" sequel, it's tough to imagine writer-director Jason Reitman going for a greater change of pace than he has with "Labor Day," a full-immersion exercise in the old-fashioned women's weepie that skews far closer to Nicholas Sparks' brand of contrivance than Diablo Cody terri...

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    Telluride Film Festival, Diary One: Big Anticipation for the 40th Anniversary

    I look forward to the one-two punch of my favorite fall film festivals (say that five times fast), Telluride and Toronto, all year long, but this year I feel woefully unprepared for the two orgies. Telluride, a cinephile's dream, haven for the film obsessive, an overstuffed four-day weekend designe...

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    Will '12 Years A Slave' & Ron Howard's 'Rush' Have Surprise Screenings At Telluride?

    Yesterday, organizers of the Telluride Film Festival surprised folks by unveiling this year's slate, a full two days before things kick off in Colorado, an interesting move considering past years has seen the lineup kept under lock and key until the last possible moment. But as always, there are a f...

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