It’s the beginning of September and that marks start of the film awards season.
With the Venice, Telluride and Toronto film festivals all happening with in a few weeks of each other, it’s no wonder that many Oscar-contending films have made their debut at this time in years past. ‘Birdman”, “Slum Dog Millionaire”, “Black Swan”, “12 Years A Slave” and one of last years big winners “La la Land” to name a few.
As we run up to the end of the year there is no doubt that some of 2017’s most critically acclaimed films will come out if this year’s festival crop. On the slate for Venice are George Clooney’s “Suberbicon” starring Matt Damon and Alexander Payne’s Downsizing, also starring Matt Damon. At Toronto, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s “The Current Wars” starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Shannon as well as documentarian Morgan Spurlock’s “Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!” (scored by Jeff Meegan, David Tobin and Tim Garland). While Telluride doesn’t give a list of films set to premiere we think one thing is clear: Regardless of your personal tastes, this season of festivals should prove to be both entertaining and informative and we can’t wait to see what goodness awaits!