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Venice 2017 Review: LEAN ON PETE, The Greatest Tragedy Of The Biennale So Far

If you’re a big fan of dramas like myself, then a review with the words “Andrew Haigh” plus “greatest tragedy” might well make you think that you’re onto a winner. Unfortunately, Lean on Pete isn’t the Andrew Haigh entry into...

BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99: Vince Vaughan Goes Bald And Tattooed in New Poster

Bone Tomahawk's S. Craig Zahler is looking to make a quick splash on the festival circuit this Fall with his latest, Brawl in Cell Block 99. RLJE Films is releasing the flick In U.S. theaters on October 6, 2017 then...

BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99: RLJE Films Acquires North American Rights Ahead of Fall Festival Run

With the world premiere of S. Craig Zahler's next film Brawl in Cell Block 99 just around the corner in Venice the annoucement came that the North American rights have been picked up by RLJE Films.    And they are...

Check Out a BAD BATCH of Clips for Amirpour's Latest

Two clips have dropped for Ana Lily Amipour's sophomore feature, The Bad Batch. And as if they weren't enough to fill me with utter excitement to see this film, Anarchist Thomas Humphrey just dropped his glowing review of the film, calling it...

MAUDITE POUTINE (SHAMBLES): Trailer Premiere For Karl Lemieux's Striking New Feature

For those of us of a certain age and cultural outlook - particularly for those of us Canadians of that age and outlook - Montreal based musical collective Godspeed You Black Emperor hold a very special place in the heart,...

Venice 2016: Watch New THE BLEEDER Clip - 'Freckles on Your Ass'

The air is t'ick with accents in a new, NSFW clip from Venice-bound The Bleeder, but things quickly get deadly serious when the wife sits down. The movie revolves around Chuck Wepner, a professional boxer whose biggest claim to fame...

GANTZ:O Trailer Arrives!

Gantz:O - the latest adaptation of Oku Hiroya's popular manga - will soon have its world premiere in Venice leading up to its JApanese theatrical release and anxious fans awaiting a taste of the upcoming feature film have just got...

Amirpour, Kim, Gibson, Chazelle, Seidl Among Highlights As Venice Announces Complete Lineup

With the sidebars having already announced their selections and the Toronto International Film Festival having rolled out their first big block of titles earlier this week the Venice International Film Festival got into the act earlier today rolling out the...

TANNA Trailer And Photos: Love Fights Tribalism On A South Pacific Island

A man and a woman from warring tribes fall in love on a small island in the South Pacific. What could possibly go wrong? According to Tanna, plenty. The film, directed by Martin Butler and Bentley Dean, will make its world...

Watch A Clip From Joe Dante's Rom-Zom-Com BURYING THE EX

What's this? A clip from a new Joe Dante horror comedy? Well, yes please, though it should be said that I'm somewhat of two minds on Burying The Ex. On the one hand, it's new Joe Dante and any new...

Delectably Dark And Drily Hilarious Trailer For Roy Andersson's A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE

Confession time: I have never seen a film by Roy Andersson. And clearly this needs to change because if his work is anything at all like the drily hysterical trailer for his Venice and Toronto selection A Pigeon Sat On...

Exclusive Posters For WORDS WITH GODS Tease New Work By Alex De La Iglesia, Mira Nair and More!

Here's an intriguing project: An omnibus of short films with Alex de la Iglesia, Hideo Nakata, Amos Gitai, Guillermo Arriaga, Mira Nair and others tackling the subject of faith. The film is called Words with Gods and it premieres this...

Shudder With This Exclusive Clip From Venice And Toronto Selection GOODNIGHT MOMMY (ICH SEH ICH SEH)

Do you have an issue with insects? If so it may be wise for you to steer clear of the exclusive clip we are about to share from the Ulrich Siedl produced Goodnight Mommy (Ich Seh Ich Seh). Directed by...

Venice Unveils Their 2014 Lineup

Okay, folks, it's now time to get into the ever so serious fall festival season. Toronto made their first announcements just the other day and now it is time for the Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica della Biennale di Venezia to...

Iñárritu's BIRDMAN To Open Venice

Italy, it would appear, will be ground zero in the resurrection of Michael Keaton's career. After a long period out of the spotlight the hyper-talented Keaton has been gradually re-entering the conversation over the past few years but it is...

Watch The Trailer For Venice Special Jury Prize Winner RUIN

When the hardware was handed out at the Venice International Film Festival just the other week the jury members behind the Orizzonti Special Jury Prize, headed by Paul Schrader (writer of such films as Taxi Driver, Raging Bull and The...

Venice 2013 Dispatch, Last Days: Saying Goodbye To Tsai Ming-liang

The 70th Venice film festival will be over in 48 hours. With almost all of the competition films having screened, we still have no idea who could actually bring the awards home. On the contrary of the past editions, this...

Venice 2013 Dispatch, Day Four: Everybody Wants To Be (Or Do) Xavier Dolan. And Let's Piss Off Miyazaki Fans

Welcome back to the Venice Film Festival. We're exactly at half fest, and maybe, just maybe, some potential winners are starting to emerge from the main competition.....

Watch A Trio Of Clips From HARLOCK: SPACE PIRATE 3D

It was just a couple days ago that Twitch was proud to present an exclusive clip from Aramaki Shinji's Venice selected animated feature Harlock: Space Pirate 3D - also known as Space Pirate Captain Harlock - and now that initial...

Venice 2013: Miyazaki Hayao Officially To Retire!

Studio Ghibli president Hoshino Koji just officially announced the retirement of master animation director Miyazaki Hayao, whose latest feature Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Rises) is screening in competition at the Lido. The announcement was made today at the Venice Film...