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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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    Watch: Charming Trailer & 4 Clips For Hong Sang-Soo's 'Hill Of Freedom' Playing Venice, TIFF & NYFF

    South Korean director and festival regular Hong Sang-Soo’s latest film “Hill of Freedom” is slated to screen at three of the major fall-season festivals —the Venice Film Festival, which kicked off yesterday, the Toronto International Film Festival, starting next week, and the New York International ...

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    Venice Review: 'The Act Of Killing' Director Joshua Oppenheimer’s ‘The Look of Silence’

    A stretch of placid water in rural Indonesia known as Snake River has borne witness to many unspeakable acts of killing. One such brutal butchering was of a young man called Ramli, caught on the wrong side of the country’s 1965 "communist purges" and messily executed, his remains thrown, along with ...

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    Venice Clip: TV Is A Killer In Quentin Dupieux's 'Reality' Which He Describes As "A Cool And Funny Inception"

    Quentin Dupieux is finally unveiling "Reality," a movie he's been trying to make since before his his full length debut "Rubber," at the Venice Film Festival. And as usual, it's quite audacious. "It is really hard to talk about because the script is so complicated, but let's say it's a cool and funn...

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    Watch: First Clip From Joshua Oppenheimer’s Venice-Premiering Doc ‘The Look of Silence’

    Here’s three things that you need to know about director Joshua Oppenheimer, an American filmmaker who’s based in Copenhagen, Denmark: 1.) He directed the widely beloved “The Act of Killing,” a documentary routinely found on many year-end best-of lists in 2013. 2.) Documentary luminaries like Werner...

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    Drafthouse and Participant Media Pick Up 'Act of Killing' Follow-Up 'Look of Silence' Before Venice Debut

    Ahead of its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival, Austin-based Drafthouse Films and Participant Media are picking up U.S. rights to Joshua Oppenheimer's "The Look of Silence," the director's follow-up to Oscar-nominated "The Act of Killing," which Drafthouse also released. "The ...

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    Watch: Andrew Garfield And Michael Shannon In First Clip From Ramin Bahrani's '99 Homes'

    Andrew Garfield has been locked up in “Spider-Man” world for quite some time now, but he’s used his down time judiciously. He acted alongside the late Philip Seymour Hoffman in “Death of a Salesman” on Broadway, something he’ll likely never forget, but since he was cast as the cheeky webslinger, Gar...

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    'Birdman' Debuts at Venice to Rave Reviews: "Savagely Sweet"

    We're off to the races. Venice Film Festival opener "Birdman," from always-compelling Alejandro G. Inarritu, has earned raves from its first set of reviewers. I will participate in the next round, which is Telluride. (We'll know the official line-up Thursday.) The film closes the New York Film Fest...

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    'Birdman': Michael Keaton Is a Washed-Up Star in Gonzalez Inarritu's One-Take Wonder

    Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu goes "Gravity" with a simulated single-take story, and gets the award race off to a running start.

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    For Your Consideration: 10 Things the Fall Festivals Could Tell Us About Awards Season

    The next six weeks are about to offer us a whole lot of clues when it comes to who will be going for gold next February.

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