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mother! Venice review roundup

Darren Aronofsky's mother! has screened in Venice. The Hollywood Reporter's Todd McCarthy calls it, "A 'Rosemary's Baby' for these times." Variety's Owen Gleiberman says, "If the only thing we wanted, or expected, a horror film to do was to…

Venice Dispatch – Downsizing

Happy to report: Alexander Payne has still got it. I would be first to admit that, while I fell in love with Payne after the one-two punch of make the foreign relatable CITIZEN RUTH and ELECTION, the more recent, hugely acclaimed double…

New Festival Poster for LA LA Land

A brand new poster for La La Land has made its debut ahead of the Venice Film Festival. La La Land is the opening film at Venice that starts tomorrow. The film comes from Damien Chazelle whose last film was Whiplash. La La Land stars Ryan…

Venice Film Festival Announces Full Line-Up

Tom Ford's Nocturnal Animals, Terrence Malick and Mel Gibson are all going to Venice. The film festival which runs from August 31-September 10 will also showcase Denis Vileneuve’s Arrival as well as Jackie which stars Natalie Portman and is…

Venice Lineup Announced

Variety listed the Venice films upcoming. A Lisa Cholodenko film called Olive Kittredge, playing out of competition, caught my eye immediately. It is not a feature, of course - do they make features like this anymore? But it does sound…