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  • Watch: First Trailer for 'Olive Kitteridge' With Frances McDormand, Bill Murray

    Frances McDormand means business in the first trailer for the HBO miniseries "Olive Kitteridge." McDormand doesn't mince her words, whether talking to an innocent little girl or a depressed Bill Murray, who asks for a reason to live as he grieves the...
  • Top Iranian Film Directors Launch Internet Campaign Pleading For Nuclear Deal

    With the deadline looming for Tehran to reach a nuclear agreement with world powers, six top Iranian film directors have launched an Internet campaign with the tagline "there is no deal that is worse than no deal," marking the strongest public statement...
  • George Clooney, Amal Alamuddin make their marriage legal, leave Venice

    George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin made it official Monday in Venice, Italy, doing what the law required to make their Saturday night wedding a legal marriage. The newlyweds showed up at the Ca' Farsetti palace on the Grand Canal for a brief ceremony...
  • George Clooney's wedding brings out the stars in Venice

    George Clooney's wedding brings out the stars in Venice
    There was no other news on the Rialto on Friday as A-list stars glided into Venice to celebrate the wedding of Hollywood hero George Clooney and human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin. The two-time Oscar winner and Kentucky-born Clooney, 53, is set to...
  • Hollywood a No-Show at Venice Film Festival

    VENICE -- The absence of hefty U.S. fare is beginning to be felt as the Venice Festival enters its second stretch. Many of this year's really big guns -- the Weinstein Co.'s Oscar hopeful "The Imitation Game," Denzel Washington starrer "The Equalizer,"...
  • Venice Film Review: 'Hungry Hearts'

    Despite the near-dozen cast members listed, but then, soon after the half-hour mark, the once-charming protags and their increasingly irrational behavior turn exasperating. Saverio Costanzo's first Gotham-set, all-English-lingo feature incorporates a...
  • Venice: Q And A With Saverio Costanzo, Director Of Adam Driver-Starrer 'Hungry Hearts'

    Italian director Saverio Costanzo broke out internationally in 2004 with "Private," which was set in a Palestinian home in an occupied zone. "Hungry Hearts," his fourth feature, in competition at Venice and also screening in Toronto, is instead set in New...
  • Israel, Germany, France Join Ridley Scott's 'Life in a Day' Format (EXCLUSIVE)

    VENICE - Israel, Germany, and France are joining Ridley Scott's user-generated feature format "Life in a Day," the collective filmmaking project in which people in an individual country upload footage of their lives on a specified day and the material...
  • Venice Film Review: 'A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence'

    In a Venice Film Festival lineup full of cynicism, suicide and despair, who would expect the new Roy Andersson picture -- "the final part of a trilogy on being a human being" -- to be the most life-affirming? And yet, from its comic title to the wistful...
  • Ethan Hawke's 'Cymbeline' Gets U.S. Distribution

    Lionsgate's Grindstone Entertainment has acquired North American rights to the modern-day movie adaptation of William Shakespeare's "Cymbeline," ahead of its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival. The film stars Ethan Hawke, Ed Harris, Milla...
  • Richard Lewis looks back at his dark comic turns in 'Bundle of Nerves'

     Richard Lewis looks back at his dark comic turns in 'Bundle of Nerves'
    Funnyman Richard Lewis didn't become a comic because he wanted to be a celebrity or even because he wanted to make people laugh. "I went into this for psychological reasons," said Lewis, who was nicknamed the Prince of Pain for his self-deprecating...