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    Venice Review: Philip Gröning’s Three-Hour Domestic Violence Drama ‘The Police Officer’s Wife’

    To a certain audience, the return of Philip Gröning is big news. The German director has been working for twenty years or so, but his last film, 2005’s “Into Great Silence,” a documentary about the Carthesian monks of the French Alps, really saw him win recognition, becoming a favorite on the festiv...

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    New Pics From Fall Festival Films Including 'Devil's Knot,' 'Night Moves,' 'The Sacrament,' 'Wolf Creek 2' & More

    Cinephiles are earning their airmiles over the next couple of weeks as Venice, Telluride and TIFF explode with literally hundreds of films, all looking for attention, distribution and/or awards season consideration. But among the mix of high profile titles are some down 'n dirty genre flicks too. Ei...

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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 Film Festival 2013 Review: 'Tracks,' Starring Mia Wasikowska

    On the heels of Venice's opening-night film "Gravity" comes another dramatic tale of female isolation and empowerment in one of the most inhospitable environments imaginable. Adapted from Robyn Davidson's memoir of the same name, "Tracks" is a vastly engaging chronicle of the author's 1700-mile jour...

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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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