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'Carnage,' 'Shame' 'March,' Tinker Tailor' & More: Our Complete 2011 Venice Film Festival Coverage

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  • September 8, 2011 12:22 PM
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Wrap Up Coverage From Telluride 2011 As Well, Including 'The Descendants' 'Albert Nobbs' & 'Butter'While there are two more days officially left on the Venice Film Festival schedule, for us, the Lido is now closed. Our man in the field, U.K. writer Oliver Lyttelton did a bang-up job and delivered what felt like 20 reviews in nine days, and at a rapid and coherent clip no less. While the Toronto International Film Festival kicks off today, we've already seen many of the highlights of the fall film festival that you're highly anticipating.

New Pics From 'Damsels In Distress,' 'Dark Horse,' 'Wild Salome,' '4:44 Last Day On Earth' & 'W.E.'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 6, 2011 5:22 AM
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Can't make it to any of the festivals? Or didn't get the selections you wanted while shopping for your TIFF tickets? Well, hopefully these pics will tide you over. The Venice Film Festival has a plethora of new looks at some films that will be making waves this fall.

Venice '11 Review: Todd Solondz's 'Dark Horse' Deconstructs Man-Child Comedies, Mostly Toothlessly

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 5, 2011 3:18 AM
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If there's one theme that's been prevalent -- nay omnipresent -- in American comedy (and some dramas) in the last half-decade or so, it's that of arrested development. The male (for they are usually male) who've been so coddled by parents, by society, by expectations, that they remain locked in a state of permanent adolescence. Forty is the new thirty. Thirty is the new twenty. Twenty is the new fourteen. Thematically, It's been everywhere from "Failure to Launch" and "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" to "Greenberg" and "Blue Valentine," and it might even apply to you. But at this point, is there anything new to say about the phenomenon?

Cronenberg's 'A Dangerous Method,' Solondz's 'Dark Horse' & Gilliam's 'Wholly Family' Get Posters

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 4, 2011 2:24 AM
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It's hard to believe but summer is nearly over and not only that, the fall festival season kicks off in earnest in just a couple short weeks when the movie world will descend upon Venice. Every picture will be jostling for attention and in the lead up to the festivities posters for two festival players have arrived, along with a one sheet for a short film that has already started on the circuit.

Watch: Darkly Comic First Footage From Todd Solondz's 'Dark Horse'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 2, 2011 6:58 AM
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While Christopher Walken, Mia Farrow and Selma Blair, the starry trio of Todd Solondz's latest effort "Dark Horse," will likely be the focus of photogs in Toronto next month, the film's lead is the much more low key name of Jordan Gelber, a relatively-unknown character actor who has appeared on shows like “Boardwalk Empire,” “Law & Order” and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.” Well, the rollout of TIFF promo material continues as the first footage of "Dark Horse" has hit and it shows that Gelber has no problem delivering the wry, dark and hilarious dialogue Solondz is known for.

First Look: Christopher Walken, Selma Blair & Mia Farrow In Todd Solondz's 'Dark Horse'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 26, 2011 6:31 AM
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While it was first vaguely described as an "edgy character drama," some details have arrived on Todd Solondz's new feature, "Dark Horse," which will make its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. Ok, those details are slim, but the TIFF website says the film is an intimate dark comedy about a manchild whose desire for a romantic relationship runs smack into reality.

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