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  1. 'These Are the Rules' ('Takva su pravila'): Venice Review

    5:06 pm PDT 08/29/2014
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    The vicious beating of a Zagreb teenager opens his parents' eyes to the meager protection society affords them in this small but effective film from Croatia READ MORE

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  2. 'Words with Gods': Venice Review

    4:49 pm PDT 08/29/2014
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    This spirituality-themed omnibus film contains shorts from directors including Warwick Thornton, Mira Nair, Amos Gitai, Emir Kusturica and Guillermo Arriaga READ MORE

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  3. 'The Humbling': Venice Review

    3:30 pm PDT 08/29/2014
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    Al Pacino plays a washed-up stage actor who falls in love with Greta Gerwig as an unrepressed young lesbian READ MORE

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  4. ‘Without Pity’ (‘Senza Nessuna Pieta’): Venice Review

    2:45 pm PDT 08/29/2014
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    Watchable Italian star Pierfrancesco Favino plays a stone mason who tries to help newcomer Greta Scarano’s tart with a heart in this debut feature READ MORE

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  5. Venice Film Festival: We Can't Wait to Try Miranda July's New Miu Miu App

    10:30 am PDT 08/29/2014
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    An app that sends a real person to deliver your text messages? Sure, sign us up — along with Kirsten Dunst, Felicity Jones and Dakota Fanning, who celebrated the director's latest project on Thursday. READ MORE

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  6. Venice: '99 Homes' Stars Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon Talk Real Estate Concerns

    8:15 am PDT 08/29/2014
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    Director Ramin Bahrani also advocates for "good cinema" to keep the world from "vanish[ing] into one final, vulgar and obscene selfie" READ MORE

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

    6:29 am PDT 08/29/2014
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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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  8. 'Black Souls': Venice Review

    6:01 am PDT 08/29/2014
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    The Calabrian mafia doesn’t forgive in Francesco Munzi's classic Greek tragedy READ MORE

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  9. 'She's Funny That Way': Venice Review

    5:30 am PDT 08/29/2014
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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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  10. Venice Film Festival's Most Dazzling Dresses on the Red Carpet

    4:48 pm PDT 08/28/2014
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    Statement-making couture gowns are a must when it comes to this star-studded film festival READ MORE

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  11. 'In the Basement': Venice Review

    2:35 pm PDT 08/28/2014
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    Who let the ids out? READ MORE

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

    12:30 pm PDT 08/28/2014
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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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  13. 'Heaven Knows What': Venice Review

    12:30 pm PDT 08/28/2014
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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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  14. 'Reality' ('Realite'): Venice Review

    9:59 am PDT 08/28/2014
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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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  15. 'The Obscene Life' ('La Vita Oscena'): Venice Review

    9:54 am PDT 08/28/2014
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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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  16. 'Melbourne': Venice Review

    9:50 am PDT 08/28/2014
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    Pretending there’s no dead baby in the next room can be nerve-racking READ MORE

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

    5:14 am PDT 08/28/2014
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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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  18. 'The Farewell Party' ('Mita Tova'): Venice Review

    4:10 am PDT 08/28/2014
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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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  19. 'The Look of Silence': Venice Review

    3:36 pm PDT 08/27/2014
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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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  20. 'Dearest' ('Qin'ai de'): Venice Review

    3:34 pm PDT 08/27/2014
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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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  21. 'Birdman' Opens 71st Venice Film Festival in Splendor

    3:30 pm PDT 08/27/2014
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    Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's new film is already primed as an Oscar contender READ MORE

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