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  • '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...
  • Lady Gaga to perform at New York Fashion Week

    Lady Gaga, Harper's Bazaar's September cover girl, has been booked to perform at the magazine's New York Fashion Week party, WWD reports. [WWD] And Lady G is also to appear with crooner Tony Bennett in H&M's holiday ad campaign, scheduled to debut in...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Telluride Film Festival Unveils Eclectic Lineup Including 'Imitation Game,' 'Rosewater,' 'Wild'

    Mixing high-profile star power with offbeat titles, the 41st Telluride Film Festival is offering an impressive glimpse at an array of awards contenders over Labor Day weekend. The four-day fest, which starts Friday with a tribute to Francis Ford Coppola'...
  • Human foibles give 'Birdman' its superhuman wings

    Human foibles give 'Birdman' its superhuman wings
    In the spring of 2013, an unexpected group of movie stars took over Broadway's St. James theater for several weeks, acting in a play as part of a movie that was shot like a play. On ‎one day, a number of those stars — Michael Keaton, Edward...
  • Venice: Chinese Online Video Giant iQiyi Aims to Stream Fest Films in China

    Chinese online video giant iQiyi is at the Venice Film Festival with a bold new project to bring more international films from global fests to Chinese audiences. The company is working on several concepts, including streaming the pics in China day-and-...
  • Film Review: 'A Fuller Life'

    Sam Fuller's daughter Samantha made a wise decision to utilize passages from her father's autobiography as the soundtrack for her documentary "A Fuller Life." Read aloud and with great feeling by actors and directors who admired and worked with him, these...
  • You'll always be Harry Potter to me

    You'll always be Harry Potter to me
    Dear Daniel Radcliffe, I get it. You’ve made your point in recent interviews: You don’t want to succumb to Luke Skywalker—er, Mark Hamill, Syndrome and be associated with a famous franchise for the rest of your life. It’s an...
  • Venice Film Fest Chef Would Rather Discover Gems Than Spin Premiere Roulette

    Venice Film Festival artistic director Alberto Barbera is steering clear of tensions festering on the fall fest circuit. Namely, the cinematic cold war between the Toronto and Telluride festivals, which escalated after Toronto organizers announced they...
  • Beta to Represent 'Labyrinth of Lies,' 'Tour De Force,' 'Farewell Party' at Toronto Fest

    LONDON -- Munich-based Beta Cinema has picked up international sales duties on three Toronto Film Festival entries, Giulio Ricciarelli's post-war drama "Labyrinth of Lies," Christian Zuepert's tragi-comic road movie "Tour De Force," and dark comedy...