Tag Archives: Venice Film Festival

Emma Stone, “Jackie”, and “Nocturnal Animals” highlight the Venice Film Festival winners

Over the weekend, the 73rd annual Venice Film Festival handed out their awards for 2016, with a few of the expected major Oscar hopefuls showing up among their winners. They included a few of the contenders being heavily mentioned not only at Venice, but over at the Telluride Film Festival[...]

The Telluride and Venice Film Festivals unleashed a ton of Oscar contenders

Deep in the mountains of Colorado, the Academy Award race began in earnest over the weekend. Coming hot off of the heels of a few debuts at the Venice Film Festival, a number of Oscar contenders hit the Telluride Film Festival in order to up their bonafides. Both Telluride and[...]

Hollywood Contenders: The fall film festival season is shaping up to be a very exciting one

As we wind down towards the end of the summer, one can’t help but have their minds wander towards what’s next, cinematically speaking. Namely, the fall festival season, which will soon be upon us. We’ve already had the Venice Film Festival announce their lineup, as well as most of the[...]

Telluride and Venice launch festival debuts into the Oscar race

We always knew that the beginning of the fall festival season would launch a number of titles into the early Oscar race, but perhaps not to this level so far. Yes, over at the Telluride Film Festival and the Venice Film Festival, almost all of the high profile debuts have[...]

Natalie Portman’s wedding dress designed by Rodarte

HollywoodNews.com: Natalie Portman married Benjamin Millepied this weekend, and the lucky design she wore was a Rodarte wedding dress. Portman wore a dress from the label designed by her good friends, Laura and Kate Mulleavy, states UsMagazine.com. The dress was reportedly a white A-line dress that included sheer sleeves. Portman also reportedly[...]

Roman Polanski’s “Carnage” splits Venice critics – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Roman Polanski’s “Carnage,” an adaptation of Yasmina Reza’s Tony-winning play, held its world premiere as part of the ongoing Venice Film Festival. What did the critics think? Lee Marshall, writing for The Evening Standard, calls Polanski’s film “a tasty cinematic workout,” claiming that the film “also celebrates an[...]

“The Ides of March” reviews from Venice – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: George Clooney’s anticipated “The Ides of March” opens the 68th annual Venice Film Festival today, and reviews for the political drama are starting to reach the Web ahead of the festival screening. Based on Beau Willimon’s play “Farragut North,” Clooney’s film follows an up-and-coming political analyst (Ryan Gosling)[...]

Venice Film Fest unveils full slate

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: The Venice Film Festival unveiled its full line up this morning, programming a number of big-ticket titles with serious awards dreams. As expected, there is overlap between the 68th Venice Fest and the first wave of films announced for the Toronto International Film Festival, from Madonna’s King[...]

Venice Film Festival adds more jury members

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Darren Aronofsky now knows who will be helping him hand out trophies at the Venice Film Festival in the fall. Representatives for the fest confirmed on Friday that Todd Haynes, Andre Techine, Mario Martone and actress Alba Rohrwacher – all of whom have had films in Venice –[...]

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, [Aronofsky] will be[...]