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T-t-telluride.

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Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny CashTelluride wrapped on Monday, and the reports are still rolling in. Pick your poison: Roger Ebert (dispatch 1, dispatch 2, dispatch 3, dispatch 4); David Poland at The Hot Blog; Eugene Levy at indieWIRE (who’s also filing reports on his blog) (and also, indieWIRE, we love you, but please! the headlines! they pain us!); and Anne Thompson at the Hollywood Reporter.

If you’ll allow us to attempt to gauge the zeitgeist, it seems the big buzz films were "Walk the Line" (with Joaquin Phoenix channeling Johnny Cash, vocals and all), "Capote" (with Philip Seymour Hoffman channeling Truman Capote, affectations and all) and "Brokeback Mountain" (with Ang Lee directing Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal to make out). Also much talked about: "Edmond," which stars William H. Macy, is based on a screenplay from David Mamet, and is also apparently a little scalding; "Breakfast on Pluto," Neil Jordan directing Cillian Murphy as a flamboyant transvestite; "Paradise Now," Hany Abu-Assad‘s suicide bombers drama; "Bee Season," that Richard Gere/Juliette Binoche spelling bee/troubled family/Jewish mysticism bit; "Everything is Illuminated," Liev Schreiber‘s directorial debut and adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer’s novel; "Conversations With Other Women," with Aaron Eckhart and Helena
Bonham Carter
as would-be lovers, filmed entirely in split screen; and Martin Scorcese‘s Bob Dylan doc "No Direction Home," which was made for PBS and which will air September 26-27.

Over at the Independent, David Thompson uses the festival’s presentation of a lifetime achievement award to Mickey Rooney as an opportunity to salute the man’s 260 film (and still going!) career.

+ Telluride #1: Premieres & rarities (RogerEbert.com)
+ Telluride #2: Bio-pics lay Oscar bait (RogerEbert.com)
+ Telluride #3: Mickey in the limelight (RogerEbert.com)
+ Telluride #4: A cleansing rain of films (RogerEbert.com)
+ September 6, 2005 (The Hot Button)
+
DISPATCH FROM TELLURIDE: Exploring 60s America in Three New Films:
"Capote," "Brokeback Mountain" and "No Direction Home" (And More From
Telluride)
(indieWIRE)

+ Telluride: Capote, Cash, Dylan pics at fore (HR)
+ Meet the Mick – the horniest, wildest, greatest kid in town (Independent)

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at IFC.com

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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It’s the final countdown to Christmas and thanks to IFC’s movie marathon all Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, you can revel in classic ’80s films AND find inspiration for your last-minute gifts. Here are our recommendations, if you need a head start:

Musical Instrument

Great analog entertainment substitute when you refuse to give your kid the Nintendo Switch they’ve been drooling over.

Breakfast In Bed

Any significant other or child would appreciate these Uncle Buck-approved flapjacks. Just make sure you’re not stuck on clean up duty.

Cocktail Supplies

You’ll need them to get through the holidays.

Dance Lessons

So you can learn to shake-shake-shake (unless you know ghosts willing to lend a hand).

Comfy Clothes

With all the holiday meals, there may be some…embigenning.



Get even more great inspiration all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC, and remember…