This week’s announcement of the lineup for the 2023 New York Film Festival added another key element to the ever-evolving fall movie season. The selection is notable for what didn’t make the cut as much as what did. Netflix’s opening entry “White Noise” and A24-produced closer “The Inspection” hold potential, but where’s Alejandro G. Iñarritu’s “Bardo,” Martin McDonagh’s “The Banshees of Inisherin,” and “Blonde”? (Let’s call them The Three B’s.) All of those films are premiering soon at Venice, alongside some other titles that did make the NYFF cut, like “TAR” and “The Master Gardener.” Meanwhile, Steven Spielberg’s “The Fabelmans” will make a solitary stop at TIFF.
It is possible to start reading the tea leaves of Oscar season on the basis of these lineups, as well as the films expected to land in the ultra-secret Telluride selection, so that’s what Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson do in this week’s episode of Screen Talk. Digging through NYFF, Venice, and TIFF, the pair make several predictions about the awards race to come — and why everything could change once they get a chance to see the films in question.
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