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  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • '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'...