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How Did 'Birdman,' 'Gone Girl,' 'Inherent Vice' and 'Imitation Game' Land Key Fall Festival Slots?

Everyone in Hollywood reads the industry tea leaves, the probable truth behind every announcement and its attendant spin. As the awards season takes shape, three major releases are jockeying for position: "Gone Girl," "Inherent Vice" and "Birdman." The Hollywood studios, indie distributors, Oscar campaigners and strategists were pushing the New York Film Festival (September 26 - October 12) for their awards hopefuls, wanting to land a coveted gala slot.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 21, 2014 3:33 PM
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SCREEN TALK: Festival Updates, Fall Hopefuls, New Openers from Woody Allen to Zach Braff, Fox vs. Time Warner

David Fincher is back for the opening night of the New York Film Festival with Ben Affleck-starrer "Gone Girl." What folks really care about, says Indiewire's Eric Kohn on our sixth Screen Talk podcast (now on iTunes!) is that the opening night party is returning to Tavern on the Green. We talk about changes at various festivals, the movies that carry expectations as the fall award season gets under way, from Woody Allen to Zach Braff, and several movies coming out this weekend. We dig into Rupert Murdoch's attempted takeover of Time Warner.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 18, 2014 11:50 AM
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Venice Film Festival Opens With Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu's 'Birdman'

The 71st Venice Film Festival has announced that it will launch on August 27 with the world premiere of Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu's "Birdman Or The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance".
  • By Matt Mueller
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  • July 10, 2014 7:00 AM
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Will Poulter In Talks to Join 'The Revenant'

Here's a little Friday morning casting gossip: Will Poulter is in discussions to join Alejandro González Iñárritu's next film, "The Revenant."
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • June 27, 2014 12:12 PM
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Five New Photos from Iñárritu's Mysterious New Film 'Birdman'

Alejandro González Iñárritu hasn't released a full-length film since 2010's "Biutiful," so there's been plenty of anticipation for this year's "Birdman"--especially after it didn't quite make it to Cannes this spring.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • June 20, 2014 12:22 PM
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