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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...
  • VENICE: Genocide Documentary 'Look of Silence' Gets U.S. Distribution

    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's "The Act of Killing," which...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • Sophia Loren Tribute Set for AFI Fest

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - 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...
  • Keaton on form in Venice festival opener 'Birdman'

    VENICE (Reuters) - Former "Batman" star Michael Keaton gave a soaring start to the 71st Venice Film Festival on Wednesday as a crestfallen superhero in "Birdman", a film its Mexican director Alexandro Inarritu called an experiment that could have failed...