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  1. '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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  2. '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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  3. '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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  4. '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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  5. '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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  6. '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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  7. '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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  8. '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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  9. '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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  10. Va Va Voom: Venice Film Festival's Best Daytime Looks

    3:29 pm PDT 08/27/2014
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    When you've got the biggest names in Hollywood hitting up the Italian film festival, you can bet it'll be a (stylish) sight to see — and be seen READ MORE

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  11. 'Before I Disappear': Venice Review

    11:38 am PDT 08/27/2014
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    Writer-director Shawn Christensen stars with Emmy Rossum and young newcomer Fatima Ptacek in this long night’s journey toward hope READ MORE

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  12. 'The President': Venice Review

    10:49 am PDT 08/27/2014
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    A coup d'etat puts a dictator and his little grandson on the run for their lives READ MORE

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  13. ‘The Goob’: Venice Review

    10:44 am PDT 08/27/2014
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    Writer-director Guy Myhill makes his feature debut with this agrarian drama set in Norfolk’s pumpkin fields, starring Sienna Guillory, Sean Harris and newcomer Liam Walpole READ MORE

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  14. 'The Smell of Us': Venice Review

    9:18 am PDT 08/27/2014
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    Larry Clark's latest skaterboard-filled doodle stars French actor Lukas Ionesco as a teenage rent boy and Hugo Behar-Thinieres as the friend who's hopelessly in love with him READ MORE

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  15. Venice: Why 'Birdman' Could Not Have Been Made Without Michael Keaton

    6:20 am PDT 08/27/2014
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    Director Alejandro G. Inarritu speaks on the "Batman" actor's triumphant return in Venice's opening-night film READ MORE

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  16. 'One on One': Venice Review

    6:56 pm PDT 08/26/2014
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    Kim Ki-duk disappoints with a surprisingly lackluster revenge tale full of angry social undertones READ MORE

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  17. Venice Vet Fatih Akin Talks Completing His 'Love, Death and the Devil' Trilogy With 'The Cut'

    3:44 pm PDT 08/26/2014
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    Akin also reveals how Martin Scorsese helped him get his long-gestating movie made READ MORE

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  18. 'Metamorphoses': Venice Review

    2:45 pm PDT 08/26/2014
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    French director Christophe Honore updates Ovid's epic poem, though the gods still don't seem to care much for clothes READ MORE

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  19. 'They Have Escaped' ('He ovat paenneet'): Venice Review

    6:45 am PDT 08/26/2014
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    Finnish director J.-P. Valkeapaa's Venice and Toronto-selected film stars Teppo Manner and Roosa Soderholm as two teenage runaways READ MORE

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  20. Venice Celebrates Frances McDormand With Visionary Talent Award

    4:53 am PDT 08/14/2014
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    The American actress will be feted in Venice at a special ceremony before 'Olive Kitteridge' READ MORE

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  21. James Franco to Receive Innovation Award at Venice Festival

    6:56 am PDT 08/08/2014
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    The actor-director will be honored before premiering "The Sound and the Fury," his big-screen adaptation of the William Faulkner novel. READ MORE

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