Friday, September 21, 2018

Venice Film Festival

Sunday, Sep. 9, 2018

"Roma," Alfonso Cuaron's intimate, black-and-white portrait of the women who raised him in Mexico City's turbulent 1970s, has won the top prize at the 75th Venice Film Festival.

Cuaron accepted the Leone d'Oro on Saturday, which he said was the birthday of the woman who inspired the lead...

Wednesday, Sep. 5, 2018

Documentary filmmaker Errol Morris said when he interviewed Steve Bannon for his latest film, "American Dharma," Morris likened him to Satan, and was surprised when President Donald Trump's former chief strategist "embraced the idea."

Speaking at a press conference Wednesday at the Venice...

Friday, Aug. 31, 2018

Damien Chazelle's last movie, "La La Land," was about a man clinging to nostalgia. His new one, "First Man," doesn't merely flirt with the past. It throttles back in time.

But Chazelle's reason for revisiting NASA's 1969 mission to the moon isn't to polish the shining legend of Neil...

Wednesday, Jul. 25, 2018

“Sunset” (“Napszallta”)the new film from Oscar-winning Hungarian director Laszlo Nemes, will have its debut in competition at the Venice Film Festival which runs Aug. 29-Sept. 8.

“Sunset” takes place in Hungary’s capital just before World War I. The film tells the story of Irisz Leiter, a...

Sunday, Sep. 10, 2017

Guillermo del Toro's monster thriller "The Shape of Water" took top prize at the Venice Film Festival on Saturday, capping an 11-day event where the demons of social division and environmental disaster loomed large on the screen.

Del Toro was named winner of the Golden Lion by a jury...

Wednesday, Sep. 6, 2017

Jim Carrey, the comic actor who was one of 1990s Hollywood's biggest stars, doesn't exist.

So says the Jim Carrey who came to the Venice Film Festival this week with "Jim and Andy," a documentary about his experience playing comedian Andy Kaufman in the 1999 biopic "Man on the Moon."...

Tuesday, Sep. 5, 2017

Director Darren Aronofsky says his film "mother!" — a delirious nightmare starring Jennifer Lawrence — is a "roller-coaster ride."

Fittingly, it thrilled some viewers at the Venice Film Festival, and left others a bit queasy.

A horror story that travels from menace to mind-bending...

Monday, Sep. 4, 2017

In a year of strong women on screen, Frances McDormand plays one of the strongest: a bereaved mother who resorts to drastic action to bring her daughter's killer to justice in "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri."

It's a slight surprise to learn she drew inspiration from John Wayne...

Sunday, Sep. 3, 2017

The Italian nights are getting cooler as fall approaches, and there's something autumnal about many of the movies at the Venice Film Festival this year.

The passage of time and the approach of death are on the minds of many filmmakers — including Italy's Paolo Virzi, whose drama "The...

Sunday, Sep. 3, 2017

It was a day of queens at the Venice Film Festival on Sunday — a real British monarch on the screen and two queens of acting, Judi Dench and Helen Mirren, on the red carpet.

Dench plays long-reigning Queen Victoria in Stephen Frears' "Victoria & Abdul," which charts the relationship...

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