Sunday, September 6, 2015

2015 Telluride Film Festival: Steve Jobs Emerges as Contender

So far we have had a lot of contenders that have emerged that have components that seem good, that seem like Oscar contenders. But across the board, the attitude has seemed to say: let's wait and see. But as of last night/this morning, it seems like we are our first surefire contender. As always, things can change, but the reviews so far have suggested that it is well written, well-directed, and well-acted, and surprisingly unconventional and thrilling film. Even the more muted reviews have still be pretty positive. At the center of the attention is Michael Fassbender. Sorkin's script is apparently fantastic as always, and the technical elements and supporting cast (supposedly Kate Winslet and Seth Rogen are the standouts). But it is Fassbender that is rising to the top, joining Johnny Depp and Eddie Redmayne as an early Best Actor contender. He is apparently commanding, and conflicted, and gives us the portrayal of Jobs, the good and especially the bad, that we have been waiting for. It looks like we have an Oscar contender on our hands.

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