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  • 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...
  • 'Cymbeline' gets 'Sons of Anarchy' treatment in new movie

    'Cymbeline' gets 'Sons of Anarchy' treatment in new movie
    More than 10 years after modernizing one of Shakespeare's most famous plays, "Hamlet," filmmaker Michael Almereyda and actor Ethan Hawke have turned their revisionist attention to one of the Bard's lesser-known works, the ambiguous historical drama...
  • Antipode Picks Up Venice Player 'The Postman's White Nights'

    LONDON -- Antipode Sales & Distribution has picked up global sales rights to Andrei Konchalovsky's "The Postman's White Nights," which will have its world premiere in competition at the Venice Film Festival on Sept. 5. The pic is the filmmaker's 41st...
  • BN Films Expands to New York with Jonathan Gray

    International production company BN Films has expanded into New York, opening an East Coast office with Jonathan Gray, senior partner of the law firm Gray Krauss Stratford Sandler Des Rochers LLP, at its helm. Gray, who will also continue at his law...
  • Sophia Loren Tribute Set for AFI Fest

    The American Film Institute has selected Sophia Loren for a tribute on Nov. 12 during its AFI Fest in Hollywood. The festival is also dedicating its branding this year to Loren by featuring a 1965 image of the star. The tribute will celebrate Loren's...
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • Venice Film Review: 'The President'

    An allegorical lesson about dictatorships and the cycle of violence they breed, Mohsen Makhmalbaf's "The President" unfortunately offers a simplified and simplistic reduction, akin to an ancient morality tale without the ancients' brevity -- rather than...
  • Michael Keaton Bursts Into Oscar Race with 'Birdman'

    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 the 62-year-old actor's...
  • 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...
  • 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...