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  • Film Review: 'Lady Maiko'

    Japan's rarefied geisha culture is kookily crossed with Broadway musicals in "Lady Maiko," Masayuki Suo's variation on "My Fair Lady." Gorgeously appointed and exuberantly choreographed, this crowded ensemble drama is a visual treat that, at well over two...
  • Weekend preview: Finding your inner swede and Sweet Hollywaiian

    Weekend preview: Finding your inner swede and Sweet Hollywaiian
    Swede Fest Palm Beach is now in its third year (they prefer the term “threequel” to “threepeat,” thanks), and film festival founder Belle Forino has noticed an increase in the quality of the 47 films submitted so far. Yes, we&...
  • LAGFF Honors Greek Cinema, Hollywood Producers

    A dark tale that begins with the suicide of a girl who jumps off a balcony during her 11th birthday party earned the Orpheus Award for best feature at the 8th annual Los Angeles Greek Film Festival on Sunday night. "Miss Violence," the second outing for...
  • Up Network Provides Leg Up to Aspiring Scribes With Screenwriting Competition

    As Up expanded its search for sources of original programming, the cabler also has opened doors for aspiring writers through its annual Faith and Family Screenplay Competition. For the past four years, the network has teamed with the American Black...
  • Al Pacino on Greta Gerwig, Burger-Flipping and Barry Levinson's 'The Humbling'

    In "The Humbling," one of his two new movies (along with "Manglehorn") having their North American premieres at the Toronto Film Festival, Al Pacino plays a legendary actor in career freefall. But talk to Pacino for a while about his characters and his...
  • With Shocking Abortion Scene Restored, 'Nymphomaniac' Makes Venice Fest Most Daring

    If the 2014 festival circuit were a contest -- and why shouldn't it be, since these lofty-minded sprocket operas pit the directors whose work they screen in competition against one another? -- then the Venice film festival emerges the winner. That will...
  • TIFF 2014: Abel Ferrara and Willem Dafoe revive 'Pasolini'

    TIFF 2014: Abel Ferrara and Willem Dafoe revive 'Pasolini'
    Few filmmakers can be considered as consistently outrageous and downright dangerous as Abel Ferrara. So there is something fitting in the director of "Bad Lieutenant" making a film on the Italian filmmaker, poet, journalist and cultural critic Pier...
  • Venice: Russian Maestro Andrei Konchalovsky on Digital Filmmaking

    Nearly 50 years after directing his debut feature, "The First Teacher," Russian maestro Andrei Konchalovsky returns to the Venice Film Festival competition for the fifth time as director with "The Postman's White Nights." No stranger to major film fest...
  • Venice Film Review: 'Pasolini'

    But it's doubtful whether he would have found much else to admire about "Pasolini," Abel Ferrara's confused collage of the poet-provocateur's final days, despite Ferrara's conceptually audacious intent to mirror the form of his unfinished, fragmented...
  • Venice Film Review: 'Near Death Experience'

    In some sense, all of anarchic French duo Benoit Delepine and Gustave Kervern's films are road movies: In "Aaltra," "Louise-Michel," "Mammuth" and "Le Grand Soir," misfit characters split with society, veer off into the wilderness and wreak black-comedy...
  • James Franco Shoots 'Zeroville' At Venice Film Fest

    VENICE - James Franco-directed film "Zeroville" used the Venice Film Festival's red carpet and Sala Grande theatre which doubled as a set on Friday. Franco, with a shaved skull sporting tattoos of "A Place In The Sun" stars Montgomery Clift and...