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Darren Aronofsky to lead Venice Film Fest jury

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Darren Aronofsky, who last year opened the Venice Film Festival with “Black Swan,” will return this fall as head of the event’s jury. From the release: A key figure in contemporary film, whose work constantly engages the evolution and mutations of the many languages of art,[...]

Sofia Coppola’s “Somewhere” wins top prize at Venice Film Festival

HollywoodNews.com: Venice Film Festival president Quentin Tarantino has just announced that the jury has unanimously crowned Sofia Coppola’s “Somewhere” with the Golden Lion prize at the festival. Tarantino commented at the festival, “This was a film that enchanted us from our first screening. Yet from that first enchanting screening, it[...]

Venice Film Festival award season chatter

HollywoodNews.com: Here’s a rundown of what’s clicking at the Venice Film Festival as potential award season contenders. The Black Swan directed by Darren Aronofsky Most critics and bloggers are intrigued by this film. Variety’s Justin Chang pointedly exclaims on Twitter: “In the battle of opening-night films: Venice 1, Cannes 0.”[...]

Darren Aronofsky’s “Black Swan” tapped to open Venice Film Festival

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: There are precious few filmmakers who get me excited about their upcoming projects just by attaching their names to a film. David Fincher is one, for sure. Name me a bad Fincher film. You can’t. That’s why his upcoming “The Social Network” leads my list of[...]