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  • Venice Film Review: 'Words With Gods'

    Viewers from different religious backgrounds may reach contrasting interpretations of the nine shorts that make up spiritually themed portmanteau pic "Words With Gods," but most are likely to agree on one key point: It's altogether a bit of a slog. Masterminded by Mexican writer-director Guillermo Arriaga, this chunky, festival-friendly item has commendable conceptual reach, with each individual film meditating on a particular belief system, from Islam to atheism to Aboriginal spirituality. Iranian director Bahman Ghobadi's comic fable "Sometimes Look Up" is the only standalone keeper from an omnibus that, commercially at least, hasn't much of a prayer.
  • Interview: 'Birdman' Director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu on His First Comedy

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Recently taking stock of his career, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu began to wonder if he might have gotten stuck in a creative rut of his own making. "It was like I was on a ladder, and I was getting a little too comfortable,"...

    Los Cabos Hosts North American Premiere of 'Words With Gods'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - MADRID - In a coup for the fast-growing Mexican Festival, November's third Los Cabos Festival will host the North American premiere of "Words With Gods." The first part of a four-feature project, "Heartbeat of the World" and a...

    'Peter Gabriel: Back to Front' concert film screens April 23

    'Peter Gabriel: Back to Front' concert film screens April 23
    Peter Gabriel has always used his concerts for something much more ambitious than merely singing his favorite songs live. This Wednesday (April 23), viewers will get a chance to go inside his recent Back to Front  tour by way of a concert film being shown...

    Berlin: John Turturro, Vanessa Paradis Go to 'Rio, I Love You' (EXCLUSIVE)

    John Turturro and Vanessa Paradis have joined the anthology film "Rio, I Love You," the third in the "Cities I Love" series. U.S. and international sales are being handled by WestEnd Films, which has a promo reel at Berlin. Warner Bros. is handling in...