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    Venice Review: Sono Sion's Bonkers Midnight Movie 'Why Don't You Play In Hell?'

    "Crowd-pleasing" is not an adjective typically associated with Japanese director Sono Sion. For a decade or so, he's been celebrated among cinephiles for his abrasive, challenging films like the four-hour long "Love Exposure" and the post-2011-tsunami "Himizu," which was something of a favourite her...

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    Terry Gilliam Previews New Film 'The Zero Theorem,' Debuting in Venice

    Director Terry Gilliam recently talked with The Playlist about his upcoming film "The Zero Theorem," premiering at Venice. Highlights from the interview below.

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    Bring Some of Last Year's Venice Film Festival to Your Living Room

    Here are a dozen films from last year's Venice Film Festival that you can watch from the privacy of your own home.

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    Venice Review: Bruce LaBruce Makes A Play For The Mainstream With 'Gerontophilia'

    Canada's Bruce LaBruce has been one of the more notable cinematic provocateurs of the last couple of decades. Starting off in Toronto's queercore scene, he's won acclaim on the festival circuit thanks to the taboo-busting, sexually explicit likes of "The Raspberry Reich," "Otto, Or Up With Dead Peop...

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    FilmBuff to Release Richard Linklater and James Benning Doc Next Year

    In advance of its world premiere at the currently underway 2013 Venice Film Festival, FilmBuff announced that it will digitally release the doc "Double Play: James Benning and Richard Linklater," which follows the titular filmmakers as they gab about sports, art and friendship over the course of a l...

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    Venice Review: John Curran's 'Tracks' Starring Mia Wasikowska & Adam Driver

    “Tracks” has been a long time coming. Ever since Robyn Davidson wrote her 1979 memoir of her 1700-mile, eight-month trek across the Australian outback from Alice Springs to the Indian Ocean, and the book became an award-winning best-seller around the world, Hollywood has been sniffing around it. Mul...

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    Venice Review: Israeli Film Academy Best Picture Nominee 'Bethlehem'

    Venice has welcomed Israeli films into its line up many times over the last few years: tank-bound war film “Lebanon” was a Golden Lion-winner a few years back, and last year saw “Fill The Void” become something of a crowd-pleaser at the festival. “ Bethlehem,” the feature directorial debut of filmma...

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    Weightlessness and Atmosphere: Why the First Reviews of 'Gravity' are Glowing

    For those eager to see exactly how Alfonso Cuarón's return to the director's chair is winning over critics, we've assembled the early returns from Venice.

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    10 Films We're Excited For at the 2013 Venice Film Festival

    The 70th anniversary Venice Film Festival kicked off today with the highly anticipated world premiere of "Gravity." According to critics, you can certainly already count that as a film to go out of your way to see as soon as possible. But there's still eleven days and dozens of films left -- many...

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    Venice Review: Alfonso Cuarón's 'Gravity' Starring Sandra Bullock & George Clooney

    Since JFK vowed to put a man on the moon in 1961, space has represented untold possibility. Hope. Optimism. But once we actually got there, we realized what a terrifying place it can be. An endless void, freezing and/or burning, a place without air or life. But most terrifyingly of all, if you die ...

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