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  • Venice Film Review: 'The Dinner'

    Forget last year's Dutch "Dinner" and chow down on Ivano de Matteo's "The Dinner," . De Matteo ("Balancing Act") and co-scripter Valentina Ferlan snip away much of the novel's shambolic final quarter, making the story about two couples learning their teenage kids have cold-bloodedly murdered a homeless woman a sharper, more credible statement about today's culture of violence. Venice's Europa Cinemas award will help continental bookings, but a-la-carte U.S. play could also benefit.
  • Venice Separate Sidebar Prizes Announced

    VENICE - The Venice Film Fest has announced prizes for its independantly run sidebar sections. Italo helmer Ivano De Matteo's "The Dinner," pictured, scored the Europa Cinemas nod for best European film in the Venice Days section. Inspired by Dutch writer...

    Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies: Author inspired many films, to mixed results

    The late author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who died Thursday at age 87, was best known as a Nobel Prize-winning novelist and pioneer of the genre known as magical realism. But the prolific Colombian writer also had ties to the movies. Marquez's work...

    Crazy 'Love'

    Crazy 'Love'
    Cartagena de Indias, Colombia — THE suitor was determined, impassioned, even obsessed. But however fervently he pressed his case, he couldn't win over the object of his desire. Time and again he was told: I will not yield to you, not now, not ever....