Thursday, October 27, 2016

Venice Film Festival

Sunday, Sep. 11, 2016

The black-and-white revenge tale "The Woman Who Left" by Filipino director Lav Diaz won the Golden Lion prize for best picture Saturday at the Venice Film Festival.

Andre Konchalovsky and Amat Escalante shared this year's Silver Lion for best direction for their respective films: "...

Thursday, Jul. 28, 2016

This year's Venice Film Festival will include a stylish thriller from Tom Ford, a sci-fi drama with Jeremy Renner and Amy Adams and a star turn from Natalie Portman as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

Organizers of the world's oldest film festival announced a 20-strong competition lineup...

Saturday, Sep. 12, 2015

Venezuelan director Lorenzo Vigas' powerful Caracas-set drama "From Afar" won the Venice Film Festival's top Golden Lion prize on Saturday, as filmmakers from the Americas beat established European directors for the main trophies.

The runner-up Grand...

Friday, Sep. 11, 2015

Five words sum up this year's Venice Film Festival: "Based on a true story."

Movie screens exploded with the forces roiling our world: war, terrorism and the vast migration bringing hundreds of thousands of people to the shores of Europe.


Wednesday, Sep. 9, 2015

It is strange but true that one of the most human, emotionally complex movies at the Venice Film Festival features a cast of puppets.

Critics are singing the praises of "Anomalisa," which was written by Charlie Kaufman — the imaginative wordsmith who...

Tuesday, Sep. 8, 2015

Back when rock 'n' roll was still a new adventure, Janis Joplin proved it wasn't just for the boys.

The big-voiced, bluesy singer dominated the stage, forged her own path and paved the way for female singers to come.

But 45 years after her...

Monday, Sep. 7, 2015

Who killed Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin? A Jewish ultranationalist gunman pulled the trigger. Who was responsible? That's a bigger question, one asked by Amos Gitai's film "Rabin: The Last Day."

The Israeli leader was gunned down in November...

Sunday, Sep. 6, 2015

Tilda Swinton was eager to star in director Luca Guadgagni's latest film, the Italian island tragicomedy "A Bigger Splash." There was just one small condition: She wouldn't speak.

"It was a moment in my life when I really didn't want to say anything...

Saturday, Sep. 5, 2015

Eddie Redmayne is perfect casting for "The Danish Girl," in all respects but one.

His character, Lili Elbe, was born Einar Wegener in 19th-century Denmark and became one of the first people to undergo gender reassignment surgery. Redmayne is an...

Friday, Sep. 4, 2015

It's Johnny Depp's day at the Venice Film Festival. Judging by the acclaim greeting his performance in gangster drama "Black Mass," it may turn out to be Johnny Depp's year.

A pallid, blond and balding Depp is virtually unrecognizable as real-life...