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'Near Death Experience': Venice Review
French oddball directors Gustave Kelvern and Benoit Delepine cast French literary sensation Michel Houellebecq as a suicidal man who's into cyclingread more
Idris Elba Thriller ‘No Good Deed’ Launches Unique Social Media Campaign
Sony Pictures and Screen Gems have launched a first-of-its-kind social media campaign on both Twitter and Instagram for their upcoming thriller “No Good Deed,” which pits Idris Elba agains...
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'The Gate': Telluride Review
Oscar-winning French director Regis Wargnier returns to the killing fields of Cambodia in this recreation of a fascinating true storyread more
Palestinian Movie ‘Villa Touma’ Arrives in Venice Amid Israeli Controversy
Suha Arraf’s “Villa Touma,” which screens in Venice Critics’ Week, has arrived in Italy carrying the baggage of a major Israeli controversy. The film, a melodrama set in Ramallah during the ea...
Indiewire's Real-Time Oscar Odds: First Reactions To All the Festival Premieres
Oscar season is a fragile time. As each hotly anticipated film makes its festival debut, it has the power to immediately shift the awards season trajectory. Last year, when "12 Years a Slave"...
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Telluride: Francis Ford Coppola Spills 'Apocalypse Now' Secrets on 35th Anniversary
The horror, the horror, indeedread more
Venice: Ez, Nukleus and Pan Join Forces to Produce ‘Stage Fright’
France’s Ez Films and Croatia’s Nukleus Film has joined Athens-based producer Pan Entertainment to produce “Stage Fright,” from tyro Greek director Yorgos Zois. Zois’ latest short, “Out of...
Venice: Cinedea Acquires Italian Rights to Dakota Johnson-Ethan Hawke’s ‘Cymbeline’
Cinedea, a distributor-producer-talent agency, has acquired Italian rights to Michael Almereyda’s romantic adventure “Cymbeline,” starring Dakota Johnson, Ethan Hawke, Penn Badgley, Ed Harris, M...
Italian Arthouse Distributor Fil Rouge Media Makes Venice Debut With ‘Manglehorn’
New Italian arthouse distributor Fil Rouge Media is making its debut at Venice with three titles in the fest’s official selection: Kim Ki-duk’s “One on One,” Hong Sang-soo’s “Hill of Freed...
Venice: Steven Okazaki Directing Doc on Legendary Japanese Actor Toshiro Mifune
Prominent Japanese/American director Steven Okazaki is set to shoot “Mifune: Last Samurai,” a high-profile feature docu on Toshiro Mifune, the most prominent actor of Japan’s golden age of cinem...
Elvis Mitchell, UNICEF Help Launch Greenwich Film Fest
The Greenwich International Film Festival, which will hold its inaugural edition June 4-7, has tapped Elvis Mitchell as marquee director and has created a charity partnership with UNICEF. The fest wil...
Venice: ‘Game of Thrones’ Actress, Gabriel Byrne to Star in ‘Book of Vision’
Gabriel Byrne and Carice van Houten (“Game of Thrones”) are attached to star in “The Book of Vision,” a time-shifting fantasy/mystery centered around the history of the doctor/patient relation...
Venice: Al Pacino’s ‘The Humbling’ Scores Major Sales (EXCLUSIVE)
Top major territory distribs count among pre-sales struck by Millennium on Barry Levinson’s Al Pacino-starrer “The Humbling.” France’s Metropolitan Film Export, Italy’s Ambi, Lionsgate U.K.,...
Benedict Cumberbatch in ‘Imitation Game’ Steals the Show From Reese Witherspoon and Jon Stewart in Telluride
The man who might have gotten the biggest boost from Friday's opening of the Telluride Film Festival, Benedict Cumberbatch of “The Imitation Game,” wasn't even there to enjoy his a...
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'Unbroken' Star Jack O'Connell On Empathizing With Prisoners, Becoming Louis Zamperini
The actor, starring in the Angelina Jolie-directed Oscar hopeful, can currently be seen in 'Starred Up'read more
‘November Man’ and ‘As Above’ Are No Match for ‘Guardians’ as Summer Draws to Close
Low-budget horror flick “As Above/So Below” and Pierce Brosnan thriller “November Man” won't put up much of a fight against box-office champ “Guardians of the Galaxy...
Box Office: ‘Guardians’ Becomes Year’s Top Film, Leads Labor Day Weekend
Leave it to a ragtag band of space crusaders to save the Labor Day weekend box office. “Guardians of the Galaxy” has edged out newcomers “The November Man” and “As Above, So Below” to once...
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'Far From Men' ('Loin des hommes'): Venice Review
Viggo Mortensen and Reda Kateb star in this Algeria-set Camus adaptation with Western touches from French director David Oelhoffen read more
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'X Factor' U.K. Season Debut Ratings Rise
Simon Cowell's return as a judge boosts the ITV show above its 2013 and 2012 premiere figuresread more
Amazon Pilots Ranked Best to Worst (Season 3): Whit Stillman & Steven Soderbergh Compete for Your Votes
While still trying to find their consensus breakout hit -- could it be "Transparent," set to debut in September, or perhaps "Bosch," expected in 2015? -- Amazon is pushing forward ...