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Watch: First Clip From David Gordon Green's 'Manglehorn' Starring Al Pacino

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 31, 2014 1:28 PM
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Manglehorn
Al Pacino hit the Venice Film Festival with two new movies, swinging and hitting with one, while whiffing on the other. Barry Levinson's "The Humbling" fills out the latter category (read our review), while David Gordon Green's latest "Manglehorn" is the hit, with the film showing us a whole other side to Pacino than we're used to these days. And with this first clip, you get a really nice taste of the actor in a much more dialed down mode.

Venice Review: David Gordon Green's 'Manglehorn' Starring Al Pacino, Harmony Korine, Chris Messina And Holly Hunter

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • August 30, 2014 8:43 AM
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Manglehorn
A bee's nest beneath a mailbox. A boat bedecked in copies of a photograph. A cat who’s swallowed a key. A mime, a buffet, an earthquake, a multi-vehicle car accident inexplicably strewn with smashed watermelons. David Gordon Green’s slow, indulgent but fathomless “Manglehorn” contains all of these motifs and more, sometimes playing out in double exposure, sometimes woozy slow motion, often counterpointed by Al Pacino’s gravelly narration. It should all be a terrible mess, and certainly it’s less accessible than Green's genre-tinged “Joe” or the sweetly straightforward “Prince Avalanche.” But it’s also fascinating to those of us willing to let its meditative currents take us through a mosaic of moods, mysteries, magic and melancholy. This is all anchored by a quietly assured performance that not only may be among the most atypical of Pacino’s career, but may also be one of his best.

Venice 2014 Line-Up: New Films By David Gordon Green, Ramin Bahrani, Andrew Niccol & Peter Bogdanovich

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 24, 2014 5:30 AM
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It feels like film festival announcements get earlier and earlier every year. There's still a week of July left, and we've already had major announcements from TIFF, NYFF and even London and Tokyo (which don't happen until November, and will be opening with "The Imitation Game" and "Big Hero 6" respectively). But before any of those arrive, we've got the 71st Venice Film Festival, and after unveiling their big-ticket opener with Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's "Birdman," the rest of the line-up for the official competition was announced in Rome this morning.

First Look: Al Pacino In David Gordon Green's 'Manglehorn' & Russell Crowe's Directorial Debut 'The Water Diviner'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 6, 2014 9:02 AM
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Manglehorn
As always, trying to pin down David Gordon Green is a fool's errand, which is part of what makes whatever he's working on next so exciting. And with "Joe" in the can and headed to theaters later this year (trailer here), the flimmaker is already in the home stretch of his next effort "Manglehorn," and the first taste of what he's cooking up has arrived.

Director Harmony Korine, Holly Hunter & Chris Messina Join Al Pacino in David Gordon Green's ‘Manglehorn’

  • By Edward Davis
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  • September 6, 2013 5:35 PM
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"Manglehorn" is probably some kind of variation on the nickname some critics may have given to filmmaker David Gordon Green's career. Green started out an adored indie darling in the vein of Terrence Malick (who would produce Green's third feature "Undertow" based on Malick's story), but three absurdist studio comedies in a row ("Pineapple Express," "Your Highness," and "Sitter") made him harder to pin down and it confused many pundits expecting a linear, not chaotic progression.

David Gordon Green Teams With Laika, Interested In Making A Movie About Richard Pryor's Experience On 'Lost Highway'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • August 7, 2013 9:42 AM
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As initially chaotic the career choices of David Gordon Green appear, it should also be noted that the director maintains a consistent roster of collaborators. His latest film, “Prince Avalanche” starring Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch, features much of the same crew from Green's “George Washington” days, and one of them — composer David Wingo — even scored his student short film. It's a loyal group of talent, and so it is with little surprise that Green will tackle a new curveball project with regulars, while hinting at a few intriguing others.

Al Pacino Confimed For David Gordon Green's 'Manglehorn,' Mandy Patinkin & Josh Gad Join Zach Braff Film

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • May 15, 2013 6:34 PM
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It's been rumored for a while, but it looks like it's actually happening, per Deadline: Al Pacino and David Gordon Green are teaming up. As reported a while back, the unlikely duo are pairing up on "Manglehorn," which will see Pacino as "an eccentric man who tries to come to terms with a past crime that cost him the love of his life." While Pacino's been doing some solid work on HBO, it's a full decade since his last great big screen performance (in Christopher Nolan's "Insomnia"), so the team up with Gordon Green couldn't have come soon enough, especially as we're hearing good buzz on "Joe," his next film, with Nicolas Cage. Photography will get underway in October

Al Pacino Sought For Lead In David Gordon Green's New Film 'Manglehorn'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 1, 2013 3:24 PM
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David Gordon Green continues to be one of the most fascinating filmmakers to follow. From big studio pictures to low key indies to just shooting something on the sly with Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch and dropping it just like that (his upcoming "Prince Avalanche"), the director zigs when others expect him to zag. He's also not afraid of being busy. With 'Avalanche' in the can, he's already completed shooting on this next movie "Joe," a gritty drama starring Nicolas Cage, and lest you forget Green's wide ranging interests, he's also attached to direct a movie version of "Little House On The Prairie." Seriously. And again, we didn't see this coming.

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