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    The Playlist's 10 Most Anticipated Films Of The 2014 Venice Film Festival

    Last week we ran down our 20 Most Anticipated Films of the fall season, excluding those that only have festival berths planned and no wider releases as yet. But this week, the Venice Film Festival kicks off, initiating the first phase of the fall festival season, which runs into the tiny but mighty ...

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    Watch: First Trailer for Venice/TIFF Drama 'Far From Men' Starring Viggo Mortensen, Scored by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis

    You may have noticed a change in actor Viggo Mortensen in the last few years. The actor’s last major studio effort was “A History of Violence” in 2005 and even then it was a David Cronenberg project. Aside from mini-major studio projects like The Weinstein Company's "The Road" and Sony Pictures Clas...

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    EXCLUSIVE: Watch the Trailer for Chinese Kidnapping Drama 'Dearest,' Bound for Toronto & Venice

    Director/producer Peter Ho-Sun Chan is a leading figure in the Asian film industry. His new feature "Dearest," the intense followup to 2013's "American Dreams in China," centers on the true story of a divorced couple whose three-year-old goes suddenly missing. Watch the trailer, exclusive to TOH!, h...

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    WATCH: Four Clips from Amos Gitai's New Venice Fest Film 'Tsili' (VIDEO)

    Last month, we noted that the Venice International Film Festival had landed several big-item world premieres, among them Alejandro González Iñárritu's "Birdman." Also world-premiering in Venice next week is "Tsili," the new film from Israeli auteur Amos Gitai. Watch four clips from Amos Gitai's new...

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    New Venice Photos: Al Pacino & Greta Gerwig In Barry Levinson’s ‘The Humbling’

    Al Pacino has become a mainstay at the Venice Film Festival in recent years. The actor/director debuted his “Wild Salome” film at the fest in 2011 —with Jessica Chastain before she became famous— and this year, he'll be a dominant presence once again. Pacino will star in two films at Venice 2014, on...

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    Two Auteur Docs Play Venice Classics, on Bogdanovich and Penn

    I look forward indeed to two documentary tributes to two great American directors that are playing La Biennale di Venezia in the Venice Classics section: "One Day Since Yesterday: Peter Bogdanovich & The Lost American Film," the first documentary from Bill Teck, and "Mise en scène with Arthur Penn (...

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    Venice First Look: Michael Shannon & Andrew Garfield In Ramin Bahrani's '99 Homes'

    Andrew Garfield may have spent the summer swinging through New York City and battling bad guys as Peter Parker , but he faces a much different enemy in the upcoming drama "99 Homes." The first look at the highly anticipated movie just arrived, right before hitting the autumn film festival circuit.

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    Venice First Look: Owen Wilson, Imogen Poots & Jennifer Aniston In Peter Bogdanovich's 'She's Funny That Way'

    It's been over a decade since Peter Bogdanovich directed a feature film. Since "The Cat's Meow" in 2001, the filmmaker has helmed an episode of "The Sopranos," the TV sports drama "Hustle" and the documentary "Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down A Dream." Now, he's returned with a full len...

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    Venice Film Festival Artistic Director Explains Why 'Gone Girl' & 'Inherent Vice' Missed The Fest

    It's hard to believe, but in less than one month, the Venice Film Festival will kick off with Alejandro González Iñárritu’s "Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance," launching both the fest season and the awards calendar all at once. And while it's certainly a high-profile movie, and a major ...

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    Venice First Look: Roy Andersson's 'A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence' Plus Synopsis & More

    Roy Andersson takes his time. In 2000, he made international waves with "Songs From The Second Floor," but it took seven more years for his next effort, "You, The Living," to arrive. And now, another seven years has passed and he's finally back and headed to Venice with "A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Ref...

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