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VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Brian De Palma's PASSION

If it weren’t for 2007’s "Redacted," "Passion" would be a neat, coherent follow-up to both "Femme Fatale" and "The Black Dahlia" in Brian De Palma’s filmography, in addition to being a rehashing of many of the director’s themes and trademarks.
  • By Tommaso Tocci
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  • September 7, 2012 11:58 AM
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The Venice International Film Festival reviews are in. Viva Italia!

EDITOR'S NOTE: Writer Tommaso Tocci is covering the Venice International Film Festival for Press Play this year and so we have created this landing page which collects all of those links together. Here they are.
  • By Tommaso Tocci
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  • September 7, 2012 10:36 AM
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VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Robert Redford's THE COMPANY YOU KEEP

The title of Robert Redford’s "The Company You Keep," adapted from Neil Gordon‘s 2003 novel of the same name, echoes the title and sentiment of Sarah Polley’s excellent documentary "Stories We Tell," also shown here in Venice a few days ago.
  • By Tommaso Tocci
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  • September 6, 2012 12:09 PM
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VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Harmony Korine's SPRING BREAKERS

I haven’t seen a longer queue for a Venice press screening this year than the one for Harmony Korine’s "Spring Breakers," which premieres today in Competition.
  • By Tommaso Tocci
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  • September 5, 2012 9:25 AM
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VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Olivier Assayas's SOMETHING IN THE AIR

A revolution might not be a dinner party, but its aftermath presents similar problems: someone has to clean up, someone else arrives tragically late, and someone who wasn’t there at all may still want to hold their own the next day.
  • By Tommaso Tocci
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  • September 3, 2012 3:23 PM
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VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Terrence Malick's TO THE WONDER

A movement from the universal to the particular: that’s what Terrence Malick’s "To the Wonder" feels like, a year after "The Tree of Life."
  • By Tommaso Tocci
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  • September 2, 2012 1:03 PM
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VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Paul Thomas Anderson's THE MASTER

Long awaited at the Lido, after a prolonged game of cat-and-mouse between the Festival and Harvey Weinstein’s marketing machine, "The Master" has finally been shown.
  • By Tommaso Tocci
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  • September 1, 2012 4:04 PM
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SIMON SAYS: Local Heroes: The New York Asian Film Festival Strikes Again (And Again, And Again)

The New York Asian Film Festival, now a pop culture institution unto itself, started eleven years ago.
  • By Simon Abrams
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  • July 5, 2012 8:56 AM
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CANNES 2012: And the Winners Should Be...

Read our critics' personal predictions of who SHOULD win the awards, and who WILL win the awards, at Cannes 2012...
  • By Glenn Heath Jr. & Simon Abrams
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  • May 27, 2012 1:31 PM
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Cannes 2012: Sang-soo Im’s THE TASTE OF MONEY

You have to really want to say “F*** you” to anyone watching your work to make a black comedy as rancid as "The Taste of Money."
  • By Simon Abrams
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  • May 26, 2012 7:53 PM
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