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    Review: 'Olive Kitteridge' Continues the Existential Exploration of 'True Detective'

    The upcoming HBO miniseries, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival, delves into 25 years of a woman's doubts and depressions, anchored by Frances McDormand's sublime performance.

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    Watch: First Trailer For HBO Miniseries 'Olive Kitteridge' With Frances McDormand & Bill Murray

    HBO’s mini-series fever continues after the grand success of “True Detective” with “Olive Kitteridge”, based on the best-selling novel by Elizabeth Strout and starring an impressive line-up that includes Frances McDormand, Richard Jenkins and Bill Murray, whose continued presence soon after the Toro...

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    Venice Review: HBO Miniseries ‘Olive Kitteridge’ Starring Frances McDormand, Richard Jenkins And Bill Murray

    So that’s that then — the best film at the Venice Film Festival in terms of providing a great central female role (which have been in shocking short supply, at least in the selection we’ve seen so far) is not a film at all. It’s the subtle, sublime Lisa Cholodenko-directed 4-hour HBO miniseries “Oli...

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    Lisa Cholodenko & Frances McDormand's 'Olive Kitteridge' Impresses in Venice

    The biggest positive surprise at Venice is probably Lisa Cholodenko’s HBO miniseries, “Olive Kitteridge.” Starring those national treasures Frances McDormand and Richard Jenkins as the title character and her pharmicist husband, Henry, the four-part series travels through their lives over some 25 ye...

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    17% of Venice Film Fest's Main Lineup Directed by Women

    Only 2 of the 19 films in the main competition are from female filmmakers.

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    Which World Premieres Did Venice Land?

    The Venice world premieres include many films bound for Telluride and/or Toronto, including new work from indies David Gordon Green, Andrew Niccol, Barry Levinson, and Abel Ferrara.

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    Stream These: 10 Essential LGBT Art Films, From Jean Genet to Xavier Dolan

    With San Francisco's Frameline Film Festival and LA's Outfest mere weeks away, it's that time of the year when the festival circuit gets a little queerer. And so, for those cinephiles looking to celebrate LGBT Pride Month at home, here are ten queer cinema essentials you can stream now.

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    Lisa Cholodenko to Helm New Miniseries 'The Slap'

    It's been four years since Lisa Cholodenko's Oscar-nominated "The Kids Are All Right" hit theaters, and 2014 will finally see some new material from the director who, like so many others, is bringing her talents to television. Her miniseries "Olive Kittredge" is arriving on HBO later this year -- an...

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    Lisa Cholodenko To Helm Miniseries 'The Slap,' Catherine Breillat To Make English Language Debut & More

    Renny Harlin used to command big budgets and helm would-be blockbusters like “Die Hard 2” but somewhere along the way the workman-like director ended up doing low-rent WWE Films and this year’s other “Hercules” movie. Now Deadline reports Harlin’s teaming up with another star who’s lost his luster, ...

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