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  • 'Messi': Venice Review

    9:20 AM 8/29/2014
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    A celebration of the life and achievements to date of the world’s best soccer player brings Venice Days to a close READ MORE

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  • 'Summer Nights' ('Les nuits d'ete'): Venice Review

    6:29 AM 8/29/2014
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    This directorial debut of writer-director Mario Fanfani stars Guillaume De Tonquedec ("What's In a Name?") as a cross-dressing husband in late 1950s France READ MORE

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  • 'Black Souls': Venice Review

    6:01 AM 8/29/2014
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    The Calabrian mafia doesn’t forgive in Francesco Munzi's classic Greek tragedy READ MORE

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  • 'She's Funny That Way': Venice Review

    5:30 AM 8/29/2014
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    Peter Bogdanovich returns to screwball comedy and an intricate web of romantic complications with his first feature in more than a decade READ MORE

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  • 'In the Basement': Venice Review

    2:35 PM 8/28/2014
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    Who let the ids out? READ MORE

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  • 'Dust on the Tongue' ('Tierra en la lengua'): VLAFF Review

    1:55 PM 8/28/2014
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    Ruben Mendoza's second feature is a study of an aging tyrant that's a strong contender for Colombia's Academy Award nomination READ MORE

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  • 'Songs From the North': Locarno Review

    12:35 PM 8/28/2014
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    Soon-mi Yoo's documentary on North Korea was named Best Debut at Switzerland's long-established festival READ MORE

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  • 'The Coffin in the Mountain' ('Binguan'): Venice Review

    12:30 PM 8/28/2014
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    First-time Chinese helmer Xin Yukun weaves a web linking lives in a small village over some mistakenly identified human remains READ MORE

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  • 'Heaven Knows What': Venice Review

    12:30 PM 8/28/2014
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    Filmmaking brothers Josh and Benny Safdie train their cinema-verite gaze on the chaotic lives of heroin users on the streets of New York READ MORE

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  • '99 Homes': Venice Review

    12:22 PM 8/28/2014
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    Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon star in Ramin Bahrani's topical film, which will viscerally connect with many viewers READ MORE

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  • 'I Stop Time': Telluride Review

    12:09 PM 8/28/2014
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    Gunilla Bresky's documentary makes original use of World War II footage by Russian cinematographer Vladislav Mikosha READ MORE

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  • 'Reality' ('Realite'): Venice Review

    9:59 AM 8/28/2014
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    Filmmaker Quentin Dupieux's latest stars "Napoleon Dynamite"'s Jon Heder as an itchy TV host alongside comic Alain Chabat and actress Elodie Bouchez as a French expat couple in California READ MORE

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  • 'The Obscene Life' ('La Vita Oscena'): Venice Review

    9:54 AM 8/28/2014
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    French actor Clement Metayer stands in for Italian writer Aldo Nove in this screen treatment of a teen poet's out-of-control journey of grief READ MORE

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  • 'Melbourne': Venice Review

    9:50 AM 8/28/2014
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    Pretending there’s no dead baby in the next room can be nerve-racking READ MORE

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  • 'The Price of Fame' ('La Rancon de la gloire'): Venice Review

    5:14 AM 8/28/2014
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    French actor-director Xavier Beauvois ('Of Gods and Men') casts Benoit Poelvoorde and Roschdy Zem as two bumbling crooks who dig up Charlie Chaplin's corpse for ransom money READ MORE

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  • 'The Farewell Party' ('Mita Tova'): Venice Review

    4:10 AM 8/28/2014
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    Israeli oldsters rewrite the rules on assisted suicide in this beautifully acted film by Tal Granit and Sharon Maymon READ MORE

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  • 'Rosewater': Film Review

    12:00 AM 8/28/2014
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    An emotionally accessible but very modest tale of one man's temporary misfortune at the hands of the Iranian government READ MORE

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  • 'The Look of Silence': Venice Review

    3:36 PM 8/27/2014
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    Joshua Oppenheimer’s companion piece to 'The Act of Killing' revisits Indonesia’s mass murders of the 1960s and the outer reaches of human evil READ MORE

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  • 'Dearest' ('Qin'ai de'): Venice Review

    3:34 PM 8/27/2014
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    Director Peter Ho-Sun Chan casts Huang Bo and Hao Lei as the divorced parents of a kidnapped boy in this drama set in Shenzhen, in southern China READ MORE

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  • 'Kundo: Age of the Rampant': Film Review

    3:04 PM 8/27/2014
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    This Korean period drama concerns a gang of bandits who steal from the rich and give to the poor READ MORE

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