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  • Venice Film Review: 'The Look of Silence'

    So singular a high-wire achievement is "The Act of Killing," Joshua Oppenheimer's blistering 2012 documentary about the Indonesian communist purge of the 1960s, that following it up so shortly with a second film on the subject might seem complacent on...
  • Michael Keaton Bursts Into Oscar Race with 'Birdman'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Michael Keaton is back, in a big way. With his new film "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)" premiering to favorable early buzz at the Venice Film Festival and set to play Telluride this weekend, word is out on...
  • 'Birdman' Kicks Off Venice Film Festival

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - VENICE - Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's bold "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)" sent the 71st Venice Film Festival flying high with journos almost unanimously raving about the pic following the packed morning...
  • VENICE: Genocide Documentary 'Look of Silence' Gets U.S. Distribution

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Drafthouse Films and Participant Media have acquired U.S. rights to Joshua Oppenheimer's documentary "The Look of Silence" prior to its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival. The film is a companion piece to Oppenheimer'...
  • Interview: 'Birdman' Director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu on His First Comedy

    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," says the 51-year-old...
  • Emma Stone shows off fresh bob haircut at Venice film festival

    Emma Stone seems to like keeping things short: The actress has chopped her coif once again. On Wednesday, the 25-year-old actress showed off a shorter, crisper version of the bob haircut that she originally debuted back in April while she was doing...
  • 'Birdman' Has Venice Flying High

    VENICE - Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's bold "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)" sent the 71st Venice Film Festival flying high with some 3,000 journos almost unanimously raving about the pic following the morning press screening before stars...
  • Artist Miranda July has an app. And it is totally Miranda July

    Artist Miranda July has an app. And it is totally Miranda July
    She's written novels, made films and staged art exhibitions at galleries and biennials. Now Miranda July has her very own smartphone app. Called "Somebody," the app is about getting the real and the virtual to engage in a super crunchy group hug. Send a...
  • 'Birdman' flies high with rave reviews at Venice Film Festival

    "Birdman" has taken flight, and it could be some time before the Alejandro G. Inarritu-directed black comedy comes back down to earth. The film, which stars Michael Keaton as a washed-up superhero actor struggling to mount a Broadway play, opened the...
  • Striking Venice workers bring protest to film festival opener

    VENICE, Aug 27 (Reuters) - As stars walked the red carpet for the opening of the Venice Film Festival on Wednesday, some 2,000 striking Venice city workers marched up to a police line barring them from entering the festival grounds on Lido Island It...
  • Venice Film Festival Shows Solidarity With Jailed Directors

    VENICE - The Venice Film Festival on Wednesday expressed its solidarity with two film directors who have been recently imprisoned for political reasons, Mahnaz Mohammadi of Iran and Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, by leaving two empty chairs during...