• Willem Dafoe plays Van Gogh in biopic

      Willem Dafoe plays Van Gogh in biopic

      Less than a year after earning an Oscar nomination for The Florida Project, Willem Dafoe's latest starring role is as none other than legendary Dutch master Vincent van Gogh. In the new biopic At Eternity’s Gate, named after Van Gogh's painting that depicts an elderly man with his head in his hands, Dafoe explores the later years of painter's life, wherein the artist lived out his final days in and around an asylum, as he struggled through mental illness and self-doubt.

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    • Glamour and glory illuminate Venice

      Glamour and glory illuminate Venice

      The prestigious Venice film festival kicked off on 29 August with some 21 features to be locking horns for the prized Golden Lion. It will be awarded on 8 September at the Palazzo del Cinema on the Venice Lido, the iconic setting for Luchino Visconti's masterpiece “Death in Venice”. The festival jury is chaired by Guillermo Del Toro, last year's winner with “The Shape of Water”.

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    • John Lennon and Yoko Ono's movie returning to theaters

      John Lennon and Yoko Ono's movie returning to theaters

      A new version of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s 1972 documentary film Imagine is coming to theaters worldwide on September 17, almost 38 years after the Beatles co-founder’s death. Once criticised as the vainglorious “most expensive home movie of all time,” has been now restored frame-by frame from the original reels and updated with a Dolby Atmos soundtrack mix from three-time Grammy-winner Paul Hicks. An additional 15 minutes footage was also included.

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    • Oscars face serious backlash amid changes

      Oscars face serious backlash amid changes

      The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced one of the most radical shakeups in the Oscars’ 90-year history, earning serious backlash from the industry. Perhaps as a try to to reverse a trend of shrinking viewership to its annual telecast, after last year's ratings for the 90th annual ceremony registered all-time low, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Wednesday that a new category is "being designed around achievement in popular film."

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    • Robert Redford retires from acting

      Robert Redford retires from acting

      Robert Redford's forthcoming movie "The Old Man & The Gun" would be his final acting gig. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the 81-year-old legend confirmed by himself he was making good on his retirement plan he outlined in a 2016 interview with his grandson for the Walker Art Center and is now putting an end to his Hollywood career...at least in terms of acting.

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    • Vanessa Redgrave to receive career Golden Lion in Venice

      Vanessa Redgrave to receive career Golden Lion in Venice

      British actress Vanessa Redgrave (pictured) will receive this year's Golden Lion for lifetime career achievement at the Venice Film Festival, ANSA reported. The fest director Alberto Barbera, announcing the decision of the organisers, noted that “gifted with a natural elegance, innate seductive power, and extraordinary talent, Redgrave can nonchalantly pass from European art house cinema to lavish Hollywood productions, from the stage to TV sets, each time offering top-quality results”.

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