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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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    WATCH: First Clip of Mia Wasikowska as Outback Adventurer Robyn Davidson in 'Tracks'

    One of the many exciting premieres awaiting fall festival goers is John Curran's "Tracks," starring Mia Wasikowska as Robyn Davidson, the real-life trail blazer who in 1977 at age 27 embarked on a 1700-mile journey across the Australian Outback with four camels and a dog. The film debuts at Venice a...

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    The 10 Most Anticipated Films Of The 2013 Venice Film Festival

    If you look at the release schedule for the next couple of weeks, it's clear that we're entering the late August/early September slow season. Half-formed young adult adaptations, thrillers that star Ethan Hawke because Nicolas Cage was unavailable, 3D boyband concert movies and a Riddick sequel, wit...

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    Watch: Clip From Venice & TIFF Selection 'Tracks' Starring Mia Wasikowska

    Can you tell we're on the cusp of festival season? More previews are arriving as premieres come closer and closer, and now another has landed, this time giving us a first peek at the Australian film "Tracks" from filmmaker John Curran ("Stone," "The Painted Veil"). And it brings to life a pretty int...

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    Venice: First Clip & Image From Real-Time Thriller 'Locke' Starring Tom Hardy, Produced By Joe Wright

    While festivals are usually the place where esteemed pictures tend to peacock, they also provide an avenue for edgier, more experimental ventures to get their footing, and Venice will have one we're definitely curious about. And it's not just because of the talent involved, which includes stars Tom ...

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    Exclusive: Trailer For Venice & TIFF Film Festival Selection And Israeli Film Academy Best Picture Nominee 'Bethlehem'

    While Hollywood always tends to flex its muscle at film festivals, packing red carpets with stars, and dominating headlines with highly anticipated movies, the pleasure of hitting places like Venice and Toronto is discovering hidden gems, or acclaimed movies from elsewhere that haven't quite made a ...

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    Venice Film Festival Completes Out of Competition Section with 'Une Promesse,' Carrie Fisher Added to Jury

    Lots of news out of Venice today. "Une Promesse," the new film by French filmmaker Patrice LeConte, will round out the Out of Competition section at the 70th festival, running August 28 through September 7. It stars Rebecca Hall, Alan Rickman and Richard Madden. Additionally, actress, screenwriter a...

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