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Entries in Venice (62)

Sunday
Sep082019

Venice is a "Joker"

by Nathaniel R

Tod & Joaquin celebrated for JOKER

Film festivals are like cocoons in there way and sometimes news happening outside of that bubble takes a moment to pierce through. This was not true about the Venice awards (though our delayed share suggests it was so) which seemed tailor-made as a provocation. The Golden Lion went to the Batman spinoff by way of Scorsese 70s, Joker and if that weren't controversial enough Roman Polanski was the runner up...

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Thursday
Sep052019

Wheeeee. It's festival season!

Meryl Streep days ago across the Atlantic in Venice joyfully demonstrating exactly how we feel whenever we arrive at film festivals. Chris Feil and Nathaniel R (that's me) are both officially on the ground in Toronto, ready for The Film Experience's favourite fest each year, TIFF!  Screenings start in just an hour or so. And we're off...

Tuesday
Sep032019

Va Va Voom in Venice

by Nathaniel R

Timothée Chalamet talking to well-wishers in Venice

Scarlett Johansson at the premiere of "Marriage Story"

Sadly Team Experience is not a big enough team to be everywhere at once and we rarely have someone in Venice. But we can ogle the stars collectively with the rest of the world as they werq the red carpets to make those premieres work for their movies (or their own celebrity if they aren't actually pushing a film).

Any favourite looks? The photos are after the jump...

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Monday
Sep022019

Julie fêted in Venice

by Nathaniel R

She's practically perfect in every way. And to her Oscar, BAFTA, two Emmys, two Grammys, and three Golden Globes, you can now add the career Golden Lion from the Venice Film Festival. It's not her first lifetime achievement style prize of course. The 83 year-old living legend started receiving lifetime style prizes about 18 years ago, kicked off by the double whammy of The Kennedy Center Honors and the San Sebastian Film Festival. Since then it's been pretty regular fêting but whose complaining? Not us! 

What's your favourite Julie Andrews performance outside of the big Oscar three (Victoria Grant, Mary Poppins, and Maria Von Trapp)? 

Thursday
Jul252019

Venice Lineup Announced

by Nathaniel R

Hirokazu Kore-eda is back quickly after "Shoplifters" with "The Truth" starring Juliette Binoche, Catherine Deneuve, and Ethan Hawke

Since we never get to go to Venice *sniffle* we can't grant them as much time as we do TIFF each year but here's a quick check in with their lineup of films. The festival kicks off on Wednesday August 28th and wraps on Saturday September 7th, just as TIFF's first weekend is in full swing. Telluride happens during all that, too --it's a busy time for cinephiles, critics, stars, and filmmakers... 

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Saturday
Jul202019

15:17 to Link

IndieWire Hirokazu Kore-eda's The Truth starring Ethan Hawke, Juliette Binoche, and Catherine Deneuve to open the Venice Film Festival
The Guardian on the rise of millenial filmmakers -- they're just beginning
/Film a rare straight-to-series order for a new sitcom from the 30 Rock team - Ted Danson & Tina Fey will star
Variety why audiences are only going to Disney movies
/Film the new Mortal Kombat movie will be going for a violent "R" rating
The Guardian terrific actress Billie Piper is now a director, too. Her first film Rare Beasts is going to Venice. She calls it an anti-rom-com

Coming Soon Dark Crystal Age of Resistance gets a sneak peek via ComicCon
Film School Rejects offers up a handy list of forthcoming action films that are directed by women
BuzzFeed "Euphoria" and the meaning of penises onscreen via the only context in which we're ever shown them. 
AV Club Archer renewed for an 11th season - this time he'll be back to espionage?
Deadline Brandon Routh, who had the misfortune of being cast as Superman in a bad Superman movie (Superman Returns) gets to put the cape back on for the CW.
Gr8ter Days TV's Hart to Hart celebrating its 40th anniversary
Hard Times "James Corden prepared for 'Cats' role by living as obnoxious creature for decades"
Gold Derby a nearly decade-long trend suggests a Billy Porter or Kit Harrington win for Best Actor
Variety Two Emmy nominations revoked from Better Call Saul in the short form categories. We think they need much stricter rules about short form because it's starting to seem like a way to just give regular series extra prizes for bite-sized things (instead of honoring shows that are born and intended for the short form) 
Refinery 29 a new interview with Madonna as she premieres another music video from Madame X "Batuka"