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73rd Venice Film Festival WINNERS: La La Land, Lav Diaz take top honors


Filipino director Lav Diaz took home the top prize from the 73rd Venice Film Festival with his newest (and one of his shortest) film, The Woman Who Left. Diaz had won once and been nominated another time in the Horizons section; this is his first win here. Recent winners of the the festival’s top award, The Golden Lion, have included ...

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Can Natalie Portman Crash the Best Actress Ball with Jackie?


May I Have This Dance? Natalie Portman has her eyes set on Oscar #2 with her rave reviews in ‘Jackie’ Yesterday, Jackie debuted at the Venice Film Festival to shockingly great reviews, most of all for its star Natalie Portman. The film, about the immediate aftermath of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, has been a bit of a mystery this ...

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2017 Oscar Predictions: BEST ACTOR (September)


As we saw with Best Picture and Best Director, we see in Best Actor for Nate Parker (The Birth of a Nation). He was #1 last month and now he’s down to #7 and barely hanging on. But again, these predictions for him and his film are purely reactions and gut feelings based on August and could change if the ...

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2017 Oscar Predictions: BEST PICTURE (September)


Boy, can a lot change in a month. Last month, The Birth of a Nation was tied with Silence at #2 for Best Picture but with the fallout of his 1999 rape controversy being at the forefront of the film’s press and Parker handling it quite disastrously (as is Fox Searchlight) the film plummets this month. As always, our predictions ...

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Venice Review Roundup: La La Land, Arrival and Nocturnal Animals


Three of Oscar season’s biggest titles made their debuts in Venice this week and the reviews so far have been pretty stellar. Sometimes a Venice launch of a highly anticipated film ends up with a decidedly muted response (like The Danish Girl last year) but not this year. These three Oscar hopefuls, which includes an Amy Adams 1-2 punch, are finding tanto ...

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2016 Venice Film Festival Lineup: Amy Adams x 2, ‘Jackie,’ Terrence Malick

Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman, Amy Adams and Terrence Malick films will hit the Lido at the Venice Film Festival

The lineup for the 73rd Venice Film Festival is giving a bit of deja vú of this week’s TIFF lineup with La La Land, Arrival and Nocturnal Animals all hitting the Lido before jumping over to Toronto. That’s another double for Amy Adams, whose Arrival hasn’t even shown us a single production still, and Nocturnal Animals. Director Tom Ford’s sophomore effort ...

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72nd Venice Film Festival Winners

Venezuela's From Afar was the big winner at the 72nd Venice Film Festival

  The winners of the 72nd Venice Film Festival have been announced and South America triumphed with the top two wins; The Golden Lion and The Silver Lion. The Golden Lion went to Venezeula’s From Afar from Lorenzo Vigas. The Silver Lion was awarded to Argentina’s The Clan from Pablo Trapero. From Afar is Vigas’s first feature and tells the story ...

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