Listen to (and share) episode 40 of our audio podcast Deadline Awards Watch With Pete Hammond. Deadline’s awards columnist talks with host David Bloom about the many highlights from the Telluride Film Festival, including a made-over 1928 Mickey Mouse short, Gravity, Twelve Years A Slave, Tracks, Prisoners, and a revamped Nebraska. They also talk about lively tributes to Robert Redford, and the Coen Brothers with their musical muse, T-Bone Burnett, and why Bruce Dern doesn’t want anyone to call him a supporting actor for his fine turn in Nebraska. Pete also previews the Toronto International Film Festival, which opens today with The Fifth Estate, featuring Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange; the film version of Tony-winning play August: Osage County, and much more in a sprawling event that will serve as the North American launchpad for many Oscar contenders this year.
Finally, Pete and David talk about the weekend’s film debuts, from sci-fi sequel Riddick with Vin Diesel and a second beginning for apocalypse comedy This Is The End, going wide again months after its initial release. Specialty films of the week include Oscar-contending J.D. Salinger documentary, Salinger; the Johnny Cash-related doc My Father And The Man In Black; and two films featuring women behaving badly with younger men, Adore and The Teacher.
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