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    Watch: First 2 Clips From Venice/TIFF Drama 'Far From Men' Starring Viggo Mortensen

    There is no shortage of serious movies hitting the festival circuit this fall, but only one of them boasts the distinction of being based on the short story "L'Hôte" by Albert Camus. That's right, the philosopher's work is behind the latest from writer/director David Oelhoeffen, and with "Far From M...

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    Venice Review: 'She's Funny That Way' Starring Imogen Poots, Owen Wilson, Kathryn Hahn, Jennifer Aniston & Many Surprise Cameos

    If you've so much as read the headline of this review, you're probably already thinking too hard about Peter Bogdanovich's star-studded "She's Funny That Way," which is but a trifle, designed to melt in your mouth like candy floss. In fact, it goes out of its way to avoid anything that even faintly ...

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    Watch: First Trailer For 'Three Hearts' With Charlotte Gainsbourg & Chiara Mastroianni Playing Venice & TIFF

    Benoît Jacquot is a festival veteran, last doing the rounds with 2012's costume drama "Farewell, My Queen." Now he's back with a more contemporary tale, riffing on an old theme, while rounding some exciting talent to tell his story. The film is called "Three Hearts," and with screenings at Venice an...

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    Watch: Miranda July's New 10-Minute Short Film 'Somebody'

    Artist, author and filmmaker Miranda July can now add a new job title to her CV: app engineer. July has taken another step into the digital era after teaching everyone what ))<>(( means in "Me And You And Everyone We Know." She has created an app called "Somebody," and an accompanying ten minute fil...

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    Venice Review: Ramin Bahrani’s ‘99 Homes’ Starring Andrew Garfield, Michael Shannon And Laura Dern

    It opens with blood spatter; it will end with your blood boiling. Which is to say that Ramin Bahrani’s ferocious foreclosure drama “99 Homes” is exactly as effective as it needs to be. While neither subtle nor particularly nuanced, the blunt force trauma impact of its narrative never feels exploitat...

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    Watch: First Clip From 'The Humbling' Starring Al Pacino And Greta Gerwig

    On paper, "The Humbling" has a lot going for it. The film is based on the book by acclaimed author Philip Roth, is led by acting legend Al Pacino and rising star Greta Gerwig, and promises a provocative, sexually charged drama. But the question is whether or not director Barry Levinson will be able ...

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    Watch: First 2 Clips From Peter Bogdanovich's Screwball Comedy 'She's Funny That Way'

    Peter Bogdanovich is back, and he's bringing a helluva ensemble with him. Owen Wilson, Imogen Poots, Jennifer Aniston, Kathryn Hahn, Tatum O'Neal, Rhys Ifans, Will Forte and Lucy Punch all appear in the director's first feature in a decade, "She's Funny That Way. With the screwball comedy set to un...

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    Watch: 3 Graphic, Very NSFW Clips From Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac Vol II — Director's Cut'

    In case you thought Lars von Trier was done cheerfully provoking audiences via his two part opus "Nymphomaniac," guess again. The enfant terrible still has a director's cut up his sleeve, and after unveiling Volume I at the Berlin Film Festival (our review), he's hitting the Venice Film Festival wit...

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    Venice Review: Quentin Dupieux Returns With Droll Dreams-And-Movies Head-Trip ‘Reality’

    If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. And if it is broken, no harm in breaking it further. After the modest, cultier-than-thou successes of killer tire movie “Rubber” and lost dog odyssey “Wrong,” perpetual student filmmaker Quentin Dupieux returns with another iteration of his very narrowly defined fiel...

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    Venice Review: Xavier Beauvois’ Grave-Robbing Comedy ‘The Price of Fame’

    Amiable if overlong, "The Price of Fame," the new film from festival circuit fixture Xavier Beauvois, whose last film “Of Gods and Men” won the Grand Prix in Cannes 2010, is a serviceable addition to the surprisingly well-defined subgenre of the graverobbing comedy. Based on the true story of an ine...

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