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Telluride Film Review: ‘Seymour: An Introduction’
The great classical pianist Seymour Bernstein is as graceful a speaker as he is a musician, and his voice rings out with wondrous depth and clarity in “Seymour: An Introduction.”
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Telluride: 'Birdman' Flies Into Fest, With Slightly Bumpier Landing Than in Venice
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's genre-defying film provides Michael Keaton with a fascinating comeback role that could lead to his first-ever Oscar nominationread more
Horror Movie Production Gets Boost from Argentine Government (EXCLUSIVE)
In a further pioneering Argentine push into genre pic production, Lucrecia Cardoso, president of Argentina’s INCAA Film Institute, has put aside specific funding for horror movie production. Targete...
Venice: Chinese Online Video Giant iQiyi Aims to Stream Fest Films in China
Chinese online video giant iQiyi is at the Venice Film Festival with a bold new project to bring more international films from global fests to Chinese audiences. The company is working on several conc...
Brazil Gears Up $33 Million Film-TV Fund SP Cine (EXCLUSIVE)
Brazil is gearing up a new film-TV fund, SP Cine, a Sao Paulo-based finance investment initiative. Still in the works as a fully launched entity, but now with a CEO, Alfredo Manevy, SP Cine is looking...
Venice: Al Pacino’s ‘The Humbling’ Producers Venture into Animation
Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi’s Ambi Pictures, at Venice as co-producers of Barry Levinson’s Al Pacino-starrer “The Humbling,” are venturing into animation with “Arctic Justice Thunder...
Venice: Riccardo Scamarcio to Star in, Produce ‘Pericles the Black Man’
Italian A-list actor-turned-producer Riccardo Scamarcio will shepherd and star in “Pericle il Nero” (“Pericles the Black Man”), a noir based on the eponymous Italo cult novel by Giuseppe Farra...
Why France Has Become a More Formidable Player at Film Festivals
The French movie industry has been fiercely debating key issues: Exorbitant movie budgets, release windows, the difficulties of domestic distribution. But as a formidable festival force, France reigns...
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'Downton Abbey' Season 5 Promises Shocking Hookups, Fire in First Trailer
Who is Lady Mary pining for?read more
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'Outlander' Producer on Brutal Death Scene, Claire and Dougal's "Conflicted" Rapport
Writer Matt Roberts talks to THR about spotlighting author Diana Gabaldon's "sassiness"read more
Venice Film Review: ‘Jackie & Ryan’
There was a time when a major studio might have made "Jackie & Ryan," a wholesome, female-skewing heartland romance, with a Sandra Bullock in the lead and reaped the profits; today, it's a wing-an...
Review: 'Doctor Who' Season 8 Episode 2, 'Into the Dalek,' Lets Peter Capaldi Show Off Some Darkness
Officially, the plot is simple -- a Dalek malfunctions and develops a moral code, and the obvious solution is to re-enact the 1987 cult hit "Innerspace." “The most dangerous place in the u...
Venice Film Review: ‘Labor of Love’
The heavy-handed method of conveying a worthy message k.o.s “Labor of Love,” tyro helmer Aditya Vikram Sengupta’s well-meaning attempt at highlighting the difficulties of the average working man...
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'The Boxtrolls': Venice Review
A villainous trollcatcher sets out to eradicate the underclass and join the cheese-eating elite in this latest from the animation house behind 'Coraline' and 'ParaNorman'read more
Venice Film Review: ‘The Boxtrolls’
Repeating a lot of the same beats from their first two stop-motion adventures, “Coraline” and “ParaNorman,” Laika’s disappointing latest represents a baffling misappropriation of talent.
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'Jackie & Ryan': Venice Review
Katherine Heigl and Ben Barnes play musicians who meet by chance in small-town Americaread more
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BBC Trust Poised to Get First Female Chair
Rona Fairhead is understood to be the preferred candidate to head the U.K. public broadcaster's governing bodyread more
‘Escape From New York’ Reboot Following ‘Group’ Thinking of ‘Avengers,’ ‘X-Men,’ ‘Justice League’
Is mega-producer Joel Silver planning to take his long-planned “Escape From New York” reboot even further in the same “team” direction as “The Avengers,” “X-M...
Joan Rivers Remains Unconscious as Celebrity Friends Send Prayers
Joan Rivers remains unconscious since being rushed to a New York hospital on Thursday morning, according to ABC News. The comedian is reportedly on life support. She was placed in a medically-induced ...
Venice Film Review: ‘Words With Gods’
Viewers from different religious backgrounds may reach contrasting interpretations of the nine shorts that make up spiritually themed portmanteau pic "Words With Gods," but most are likely to agree on...

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