<p>&quot;Rosewater&quot;</p>

"Rosewater"

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Trailer for Jon Stewart's 'Rosewater' finds Gael García Bernal clinging to hope

First Telluride screening happens Friday night

And there it is. On the heels of that poster this morning, and a handful of early reviews, the trailer for Jon Stewart's "Rosewater" has finally arrived.

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<p>&quot;Foxcatcher&quot;</p>

"Foxcatcher"

Credit: Sony Classics

Watch the new teaser trailer for Telluride entry 'Foxcatcher'

Nearly 10 years ago, Bennett Miller hit the festival with another Oscar player

As fully expected, Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher" was on the Telluride slate when it was announced this morning. This marks Miller's second trip to the Colorado fest after 2005's "Capote," and that last time was kind of significant.

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<p>&quot;Rosewater&quot;</p>

"Rosewater"

Credit: Open Road Films

'Rosewater' poster lands amid tepid reception for Jon Stewart's directorial debut

The film is set to play Telluride ahead of Toronto next week

Jon Stewart's "Rosewater" was apparently screened for trades (and Indiewire) ahead of the film's Telluride bow this weekend, but it's been met with a bit of a wet blanket, with only Variety's Scott Foundas (ever positive) finding considerable love for the film. That must smart a bit, as the film arrives in the soggy San Juans this weekend as something perhaps knocked down a few rungs down on the list of priorities for festival goers trying to make sense of a heavily packed schedule.

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<p>Hayao Miyazaki</p>

Hayao Miyazaki

Academy taps Carrière, Miyazaki, O'Hara and Belafonte for Honorary Oscars

Awards will be handed out at the Governors Awards in November

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced recipients of the 2014 Honorary Oscars, to be presented at the annual Governors Awards ceremony in November. Writer and actor Jean-Claude Carrière ("The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie," "The Unbearable Lightness of Being"), Japanese animation titan Hayao Miyazaki ("My Neighbor Totoro," "Spirited Away") and actress Maureen O'Hara ("The Parent Trap," "The Quiet Man") will receive Honorary Awards, while, singer/songwriter, actor and social activist Harry Belafonte will receive the organization's Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.

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'Birdman,' 'Wild,' 'Imitation Game' and an 'Apocalypse Now' treat set for 41st Telluride

'Birdman,' 'Wild,' 'Imitation Game' and an 'Apocalypse Now' treat set for 41st Telluride

'Homesman' star Hilary Swank to receive special tribute

TELLURIDE — With all the reindeer games going on in the fall festival world, a lot of the drama and mystery surrounding Telluride's perennially on-the-lowdown program began to seep out like a steadily deflating balloon this year. Toronto, Venice and New York notations of "World Premiere," "Canada Premiere," "New York Premiere" or "International Premiere" and the like made it all rather obvious which films were heading to the San Juans for the 41st edition of the tiny mining village's cinephile gathering, and which were not. But the fact is, if you're in it just for the surprises — or certainly, for the awards-baiting heavies — you're never going to be fully satisfied by the Telluride experience. That having been said, this year's program might just be the most exciting one in my six years of attending.

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Top 10 lines from 'Ghostbusters' on National 'Ghostbusters' Day

Top 10 lines from 'Ghostbusters' on National 'Ghostbusters' Day

Happy holiday

Ivan Reitman's "Ghostbusters" celebrated its 30th anniversary back in June, but with a new 4K theatrical re-release on the way from Sony, today has been dubbed "National 'Ghostbusters' Day." Well, of course we should do something special.

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Review: Dark Israeli comedy 'The Farewell Party' finds humor in assisted dying

Review: Dark Israeli comedy 'The Farewell Party' finds humor in assisted dying

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A touching, well-judged look at a difficult subject

VENICE - When high schoolers Cher (Alicia Silverstone) and Dionne (Stacey Dash) successfully fix up a couple of single teachers in Amy Heckerling's seminal teen hit "Clueless", the pampered girls coo "Old people can be so sweet!" as the targets of their matchmaking begin to enjoy a tentative romance. The joke is on the naive teens; we're laughing at their blithely patronizing attitude towards their elders. Would that all films were as smart as Heckerling's Jane Austen revamp.

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<p>Kate Winslet</p>

Kate Winslet

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John Hillcoat, Kate Winslet and Chiwetel Ejiofor team-up 'Triple Nine' gets 2015 release date

Woody Harrelson, Casey Affleck, Aaron Paul and Gal Gadot also star

A release date has been set for the police thriller "Triple Nine" from director John Hillcoat ("Lawless," "The Proposition"), which stars a slew of Oscar winners and nominees.

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<p>&quot;The Look of Silence&quot;</p>

"The Look of Silence"

Review: 'The Look Of Silence' is a worthy companion to 'The Act Of Killing'

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Joshua Oppenheimer delivers another compelling doc

VENICE - Joshua Oppenheimer's "The Act Of Killing" was an incredibly uncomfortable watch for many reasons. Not least its close alignment - narratively, if not morally - with Indonesian death squad veterans, as they re-enacted the atrocities they had committed in the style of their favorite films. "The Look Of Silence", styled as a companion piece rather than a sequel, redresses the balance. This time, the surviving family members of Ramli, one of the the victims, are the focus, and the style is appropriately restrained.

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<p>&quot;Birdman&quot;</p>

"Birdman"

Credit: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Review: Alejandro G. Iñárritu's 'Birdman' opens Venice with a sure-fire Oscar bet

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Michael Keaton is superb in meta showbiz drama

VENICE - Truth or dare? This is a game played by two characters in magnificently acidic metatextual comedy "Birdman." It's also the film as a three-word question. Truth or dare? Real stage actor or star? You can have your artistic integrity, or you can have a hit. You can go Method, or you can really fly. You can be Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton), or you can be Birdman (Riggan Thomson). Initially, "Birdman" poses as a trenchant critique of the seemingly endless parade of men in capes that is the summer blockbuster season (Michael Fassbender and Robert Downey Jr. are name-checked as fine actors currently otherwise occupied), but it's actually rather more nuanced than that.

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