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Emma Stone Wins Top Award At Venice Film Festival

The 27-year-old boosted her Oscar nomination chances after scooping the award for best actress at the 73rd annual film festival on Saturday (10Sep16). She plays Mia in the Hollywood-set musical movie...

Natalie Portman Appears Pregnant At Venice Film Festival Premiere

The actress, 35, was in the city for the premiere of her acclaimed new movie Planetarium, and stepped out in a figure-hugging blush pink gown that left many convinced the star is pregnant...

Venezuela's From Afar Wins Golden Lion At Venice Film Festival

Gritty drama Desde Alla (From Afar), about a rich man who becomes involved sexually with a young male gang member, was selected as the best entry at the 2015 event, marking the first...

Venezuelan Film 'From Afar' Wins Top Prize At Venice Festival

The top prize at this year’s Venice Film Festival has been scooped by Venezuelan film Desde Alla, or From Afar, directed by newcomer Lorenzo Vigas. The film is the first from Venezuela to take the...

Amber Heard Misses ‘Dog-smuggling’ Hearing In Australia, Case Adjourned Until November

Amber Heard missed a hearing in Australia on Monday (7th September). She was due to appear in court to face charges of two counts of illegal dog importing brought against her by the Australian government....

Eddie Redmayne 'Supported By Transgender Community'

Redmayne plays Lili Elbe in the new film The Danish Girl, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival on Saturday (05Sep15), and he felt a great deal of responsibility to play the part...

Ralph Fiennes Shows Off His Dance Moves At Venice Film Festival

The super-serious actor, who is best known for his straight-faced roles in films like Schindler's List, The English Patient, Great Expectations and Skyfall, was all smiles and full of fun as he premiered...

Awards Season Kicks Off With Venice Film Festival 2015

With the Venice Film Festival kicking off this week, awards season is officially underway. Venice has been the launchpad for a number of films that have gone on to Oscar glory. Last year, the opening...

Al Pacino In Oscars Hunt After Stunning Venice Film Festival With 'Manglehorn'

Al Pacino, now 74, has nothing left to prove in the acting word. He has an Oscar, four Golden Globes, two Emmys and two Tony awards to his name and although he may not have...

Emma Stone Attends 'Birdman' Premiere At 71st Venice Film Festival [Pictures]

Emma Stone looked fabulous whilst attending the opening of the 71st Venice Film Festival on Wednesday (27th August). Emma Stone was sporting a new haircut at the 71st Venice Film Festival.Read More: Emma Stone To...

Oscar Tipped Al Pacino Movie 'Manglehorn' Set For Venice Film Festival

David Gordon Green's Manglehorn - a drama featuring a promising performance from Al Pacino - is heading to the Venice Film Festival and will screen in competition. It joins Alejandro Gonzelez Inarritu's Birdman at the...

Venice Film Festival Announces Winners

The Venice Film Festival's competition jury, headed by famed Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci, has surprisingly handed out its highest award, the Golden Lion, to a documentary, Sacro GRA, directed by Gianfranco Rosi. The award surprised...

Animé Director Hayao Miyazaki Will Officially Retire After 'The Wind Rises' [Trailer]

Hayao Miyazaki has officially confirmed that he will retire after the release of his upcoming swan song, The Wind Rises, after Studio Ghibli's president, Koju Hoshino, made the initial announcement at the Venice Film Festival...

In The Eye Of The Swarm: Daniel Radcliffe Mobbed By Fans At Venice Film Festival

Actor Daniel Radcliffe has been swarmed by fans at this year's Venice Film Festival where he's promoting his upcoming film, Kill Your Darlings. The 24 year-old former Harry Potter star, who has just completed a...

Defying Gravity: What Are The Other Films To Look Out For At Venice Film Festival?

Okay, all right; you’ve heard everything there is to hear about Gravity, watched the trailer and read the mountain of glowing reviews for Alfonso Cuaron’s latest offering. It’s special. It’ll win… ninety Oscars and probably...

Critics Over The Moon Over Space Thriller Gravity

The Venice Film Festival opened today (Wednesday) with an out-of-competition screening of Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity, a space thriller starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock. It launches 10 days of screenings in which 55 films from...

Venice Film Festival Announces Lineup

The Venice Film Festival announced today (Thursday) that Gravity, a 3D thriller from director Alfonso Cuaron, will open its 70th edition on August 28 and that Thierry Ragobert's Amazonia, also in 3D, will close it...

Italian Cinema Groups To "Block" Venice Film Fest Announcement

Various motion picture business and labor groups in Italy are threatening some sort of protest on July 25 at this year's announcement of the films selected to be screened at the Venice Film Festival, the...

Golden Lion Winner 'Pieta' Is A Violent, Twisted And Beautiful Movie (Trailer)

The trailer for controversial director Ki-Duk Kim's latest movie Pieta is here, ahead of its full release in the U.S. The gritty Korean drama became the first movie from the country to win the most...

Movie Reviews The Master

The Master opens tonight in just three theaters in New York and two in Los Angeles. Presumably they're among the few in the country -- perhaps the only ones -- that remain capable of projecting...

Report Weinstein Co. Expecting Trouble From Scientologists

The Weinstein Co., expecting to face protests from members of Scientology over its Paul Thomas Anderson film The Master , has increased security at tonight's (Thursday) premiere of the movie in New York, MovieLine.com reported...

Amy Adams: The Master Was 'Intense'

Amy Adams found it ''pretty intense'' filming 'The Master'.The 38-year-old actress plays cold and manipulative wife Peggy in Paul Thomas Anderson's dark drama about a religious cult and admits that working with Joaquin Phoenix and...

Malick's New Film Booed By Audience, Praised By Critics

Film critics and cineastes in general adore Terence Malick. Audiences, not so much. That was clear last year when his The Tree of Life was awarded the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival and...

Kate Hudson Brings The Glamour To Venice Film Festival

Kate Hudson looked gorgeous on the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival last night (29.08.12).The 33-year-old actress stunned in a glittering floor-length Versace gown and Faberge jewellery as she walked the red carpet at...

Iran Won't Let Selected Films Appear At Venice

The Iranian government is "currently investigating a plan to boycott this year's Venice Film Festival," the Tehran Times reported on Monday. The newspaper indicated tht such a boycott would be in retaliation for "the strong...

Will Smith Slaps Reporter At 'Men In Black 3' Premiere

Will Smith slapped a reporter at the premiere of his new movie in Russia. The 43-year-old 'Men In Black 3' actor - who is married to Jada Pinkett Smith - clapped the male journalist across...

Berlinale Jury Meets The Press

The ever-provocative British director Mike Leigh ( Secrets and Lies, Vera Drake, Happy-Go-Lucky, Another Year ) showed that he has not dampened his sometimes incendiary sentiments as he appeared with the other members of the...

Michael Fassbender's 'Disturbing' Role

Michael Fassbender found his latest movie 'Shame' to be "pretty disturbing". The Hollywood actor plays New York office worker Brandon, who has an uncontrollable libido and whose life is disrupted by the arrival of sister...

Michael Fassbender's Nudity 'Stir'

Michael Fassbender's nudity in 'Shame' would not be commented on if it was played by a woman, the film's director claims.Steve McQueen, who has previously worked with the Irish-German actor on film 'Hunger', does not...

Mike Leigh To Head Jury At Berlin Film Festival

The Berlin Film Festival has selected award-winning British director Mike Leigh to head the jury at next year's annual competition (February 9-17). In a statement, the festival said, "Over the course of his nearly 40-year...

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