Saturday, Sep. 11, 2021

Audrey Diwan’s abortion drama “L’Evenement” (“Happening”) has won the Golden Lion at the 78th Venice International Film Festival, while the runner up honor went to Paolo Sorrentino’s “The Hand of God.”

Diwan’s film about a French college student who finds herself with an unwanted...

Thursday, Sep. 2, 2021

Tiffany Haddish may have Martin Scorsese to thank for her role in Paul Schrader's "The Card Counter," at least indirectly. 

It was Scorsese who opened Schrader's eyes to the power of the comedic actor when he cast Albert Brooks in a vanilla — seemingly plain — role in "Taxi Driver."...

Thursday, Sep. 2, 2021

Jane Campion has not made a feature since 2009, but after a few years working in television she found herself drawn back to the romance of the two-hour story. 

Campion's grand return to the form is the period piece "The Power of the Dog," a sweeping but intimate family drama set in the...

Wednesday, Sep. 1, 2021

Hope for the future of cinema was front of mind for many as the Venice International Film Festival kicked off Wednesday on the Lido. 

In the face of the delta variant, and the trials those in the global film industry weathered last year, the 78th edition of the oldest festival in the...

Tuesday, Jul. 28, 2020

The American frontier drama “The World to Come,” the Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren comedy-drama “The Duke,” Gia Coppola’s “Mainstream,” and the Shia LaBeouf and Vanessa Kirby drama “Pieces of a Woman” are among the films set to premiere at the Venice International Film Festival in September,...

Saturday, Sep. 7, 2019

Todd Phillips' dark comic book film "Joker" won the Golden Lion Award at the 76th Venice International Film Festival on Saturday and cemented its place as a legitimate contender for the rest of the awards season.

Jury president Lucretia Martel announced the winners of the prestigious...

Sunday, Sep. 1, 2019

Three years ago, filmmaker Nate Parker came under scrutiny for a rape allegation from his college days that essentially derailed the release of his Nat Turner film "The Birth of a Nation." Now, with a new film about police brutality debuting at the Venice Film International Film Festival, he is...

Friday, Aug. 30, 2019

Roman Polanski is not at the Venice International Film Festival, but his new film, "An Officer and a Spy" is.

Yet, after much hand-wringing over its inclusion among the films in competition for the Golden Lion award, journalists at a news conference Friday stayed focused on the film...

Friday, Aug. 30, 2019

Documentary filmmaker Lauren Greenfield started interviewing former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos four years ago thinking that it might be a redemption story for the then 85-year-old. What she found is that Marcos was not only standing by the controversial history of her family but...

Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019

"Ad Astra" looks and sounds like a space epic with a movie star lead in Brad Pitt, but there's a lot more going on beneath the surface.

Pitt said Thursday at the Venice International Film Festival that he and director James Gray are really digging into the idea of masculinity.

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