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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.”

Venice First Look: Michael Shannon & Andrew Garfield In Ramin Bahrani's '99 Homes'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 5, 2014 10:25 PM
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99 Homes
Andrew Garfield may have spent the summer swinging through New York City and battling bad guys as Peter Parker , but he faces a much different enemy in the upcoming drama "99 Homes." The first look at the highly anticipated movie just arrived, right before hitting the autumn film festival circuit.

Venice First Look: Owen Wilson, Imogen Poots & Jennifer Aniston In Peter Bogdanovich's 'She's Funny That Way'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 4, 2014 10:32 AM
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She's Funny That Way aka Squirrel To The Nuts
It's been over a decade since Peter Bogdanovich directed a feature film. Since "The Cat's Meow" in 2001, the filmmaker has helmed an episode of "The Sopranos," the TV sports drama "Hustle" and the documentary "Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down A Dream." Now, he's returned with a full length effort, "She's Funny That's Way" (formerly known as "Squirrel To The Nuts").

Venice Film Festival Artistic Director Explains Why 'Gone Girl' & 'Inherent Vice' Missed The Fest

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 28, 2014 1:04 PM
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Gone Girl Ben Affleck
It's hard to believe, but in less than one month, the Venice Film Festival will kick off with Alejandro González Iñárritu’s "Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance," launching both the fest season and the awards calendar all at once. And while it's certainly a high-profile movie, and a major get for the fest, it can't be denied that the two movies every festival organizer wants this year is David Fincher's "Gone Girl" and Paul Thomas Anderson's "Inherent Vice." And credit to New York Film Festival for snagging the World Premiere for both movies, but as you might guess, the reasons why they landed there versus Venice or Toronto or Telluride is complicated.

Venice First Look: Roy Andersson's 'A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence' Plus Synopsis & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 25, 2014 3:34 PM
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A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence
Roy Andersson takes his time. In 2000, he made international waves with "Songs From The Second Floor," but it took seven more years for his next effort, "You, The Living," to arrive. And now, another seven years has passed and he's finally back and headed to Venice with "A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence."

Venice Trailer: Ron Mann's 'Altman' Plus New Pics From The Documentary

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 25, 2014 2:54 PM
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Altman
The Venice Film Festival this year isn't just about debuting new films from acclaimed directors, but also appreciating the work of auteurs who have left us. And that's where "Altman" comes in.

Venice First Look: New Poster And Image For Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac Vol II — Director's Cut'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 24, 2014 8:13 AM
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Nymphomaniac Vol II — Director's Cut
How much more can you take? With the theatrical version of Lars von Trier's two part epic "Nymphomaniac" already sprawling over four hours, there's still his director's cut to contend with. The first volume of his uncensored vision debuted earlier this year at the Berlin Film Festival (our review), and now volume two heads to Venice and a new image and hilarious poster have arrived.

Venice Trailer: Fatih Akin's 'The Cut' Starring Tahar Rahim Plus Official Synopsis And First Images

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 24, 2014 7:02 AM
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The Cut Tahar Rahim
Some slight waves were made earlier this year when Fatih Akin pulled his forthcoming "The Cut" from the Cannes Film Festival citing "personal reasons." So we figured the movie would wind up somewhere else on the 2014 fall festival slate, and indeed, it's now at Venice and the first trailer has arrive.

Venice First Look: Photos & Behind-The-Scenes Featurette From Joe Dante's 'Burying The Ex' With Anton Yelchin

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 24, 2014 6:41 AM
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Burying The Ex, Joe Dante
Toronto unveiled their first wave of titles on Tuesday, and today it's Venice's turn, with the festival revealing what they'll be unspooling on the Lido. And as usual, it's an auteur heavy selection, but even we weren't expecting American horror legend Joe Dante to be given a slot. But it's a pleasant surprise.

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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Venice 2014
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.

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