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CLOONEY FILM TO OPEN VENICE FILM FESTIVAL

July 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

George Clooney’s political thriller The Ides of March has been selected to open the Venice Film Festival on Aug. 31, organizers said today (Thursday). Clooney directed the film and stars in it with Ryan Gosling. Some 22 films will be presented in competition, including Roman Polanski’s Carnage, starring Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz and […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: TERRI

July 1, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

The Sundance 2011 Film Festival hit Terri turns out to be a hit with film critics as well, at least in New York and Los Angeles, where the film opens this weekend. In particular, the performance of the film’s 21-year-old star, Jacob Wysocki (making his film debut), is particularly admired by all of them. “Wysocki […]

MALICK’S TREE OF LIFE TO BE PLANTED AT CANNES

April 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Terrence Malick’s much awaited The Tree of Life, starring Brad Pitt and Sean Penn, is among the films selected to compete for the Palme d’Or, the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival, which opens on May 11. (The film had been expected to compete at the festival last year but was not completed in […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: “CYRUS”

June 25, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Cyrus, starring Marisa Tomei, Jonah Hill and John C. Reilly, which played to packed houses and much applause when it opened in a handful of cities last weekend, is attracting much critical praise as it widens its release this weekend. All three actors receive accolades, especially Jonah Hill in the title role. In the movie, […]