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New Venice Photos: Al Pacino & Greta Gerwig In Barry Levinson’s ‘The Humbling’

  • By Edward Davis
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  • August 12, 2014 9:23 AM
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The Humbling
Al Pacino has become a mainstay at the Venice Film Festival in recent years. The actor/director debuted his “Wild Salome” film at the fest in 2011 —with Jessica Chastain before she became famous— and this year, he'll be a dominant presence once again. Pacino will star in two films at Venice 2014, one in competition, David Gordon Green’s “Manglehorn,” and one out of competition, Barry Levinson’s “The Humbling.”

Patrick Wilson, Jessica Biel, & Imogen Poots Join 'The Blunderer'; Toby Kebbell & Nicholas Hoult Will Build A 'Sand Castle'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 9, 2014 6:02 PM
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Patrick Wilson, Jessica Biel, Imogen Poots, Blunderer
It’s a casting-o-rama Friday. With Cannes around the corner and the entire industry getting together for their quarterly wheeling and dealing, it means a lot of pacts are being made. Perhaps the most interesting is the adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s novel ‘The Blunderer.” She is obviously the writer of the Talented Mr. Ripley series and this non-Ripley-centered psychological thriller will star Patrick Wilson, Jessica Biel, Toby Jones and Imogen Poots. Andy Goddard will direct.

Al Pacino And Greta Gerwig Are 'Humbling,' Nicolas Cage Circles Bryan Singer-Produced 'Men With No Fear' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 4, 2014 5:35 PM
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The Humbling Al Pacino Greta Gerwig
Okay, nearly three years ago, word first surfaced that Al Pacino was looking to reteam with Barry Levinson for an adaptation of Philip Roth's "The Humbling." And that was pretty much the last we heard of it, but somewhere along the way, filming started and this thing was cast cast so either credit a secretive production or apologies for sleeping on this one.

10 Of Woody Allen's Best Female Characters

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • July 26, 2013 3:00 PM
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10 Of Woody Allen's Best Female Characters
There are a few stock criticisms often leveled at a new Woody Allen film: his characters are all neurotic messes; his films are relentlessly white and upper-middle class; when he tries for profundity, he flounders; when he leaves Manhattan, he never achieves anything like the heights of his New York-set stories; his eye for his own approximate generation's foibles and concerns has always been sharper than that for the much younger... the list goes on. But however much you may have your knives out, you just can't accuse Allen of not writing decent roles for women.

Chris Cooper & Dianne Wiest To Star In Noah Baumbach's 'The Corrections' On HBO

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 19, 2011 3:09 AM
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While the multiplexes increasingly become a place to house event movies and continue to enable the infantilization of moviegoers' taste -- 3D spectaculars, toy franchises, Michael Bay movies, etc. -- HBO is happy to write checks for big name talent.

Rosemarie DeWitt & Dianne Wiest Joining 'The Odd Life Of Timothy Green'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 17, 2011 2:11 AM
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In something of a golden age for TV drama, AMC's "Mad Men" stands gloriously at the front of a very impressive pack. Only the same channel's "Breaking Bad" can compete with it, but the Matthew Weiner-created show has a Great American Novel sweep to it that makes it feel somehow more significant, with writing and direction that frequently comes close to being transcendent. As we eagerly await movement on a fifth series of the show, the program's uniformly excellent cast are starting to make waves on the big screen.

Review: John Cameron Mitchell's Grieving Drama 'Rabbit Hole' Digs Up Deep Emotion

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 17, 2010 7:22 AM
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This review originally ran during the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival.

John Cameron Mitchell Talks The Influence Of Sidney Lumet & Finding The Right Tone For 'Rabbit Hole'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • December 15, 2010 8:57 AM
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From transsexual off-Broadway musicals to hardcore gay sex on the big screen, John Cameron Mitchell has come a long way as a performer, writer and director. Now, he takes on his biggest challenge: prestigious A-List character drama. Based on the book by David Lindsay-Abaire, “Rabbit Hole” tells the story of a couple in flux while trying to cope with life in the wake of their son’s passing.

New Poster And Photos For John Cameron Mitchell's Grief Drama 'Rabbit Hole'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • October 28, 2010 2:41 AM
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A new poster and batch of photos have been unveiled for John Cameron Mitchell's parent-grief drama "Rabbit Hole" starring Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart.

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