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A look at this year's Mostra

Let's have a look at the amazing line-up for this year's Biennale. I took a friend and his girlfriend to lunch today and we were talking about the strange timing of these various major film festivals. Cannes is in a bit of a strange month because May is a strange month for films to be released. Basically, if the year overall has been stuffed to the gills with good movies then Cannes will have a ... more >

Clooney gears up for Mostra

Lock away your drip-coffee machines

Venice is gearing up for its 68th Mostra, scheduled to run from August 31 to September 10 and opening with George Clooney’s “The Ides of March,” in competition. The film, based on the play “Farragut North” by Beau Willimon, is the timely story of a U.S. governor, the democrat Mike Morris, running for president. George Clooney plays the candidate. Along for the ride are Ryan Gosling—whose rosy ... more >