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    WATCH: Eliza Scanlen Stars in Trailer For Shannon Murphy’s Debut ‘Babyteeth’

    IFC Films has released the first trailer for “Babyteeth,” the directorial feature debut from Shannon Murphy. The film world premiered at the 2019 Venice Film Festival, where Eliza Scanlen (“Little Women”) received praise for her leading performance. The official synopsis: When seriously ill teenager Milla falls madly in love with smalltime drug dealer Moses, it’s […] More

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    Cate Blanchett Named Jury President For Venice Film Festival

    Cate Blanchett has been named Jury President for this year’s Venice International Film Festival. As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Blanchett will head the jurors of the fest, those who weigh in and decide on the Golden Lion recipient, an honro that went to Todd Phillips’ “Joker” last year. Last year’s head of jury was […] More

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    Venice Film Festival: First Reactions for Shannon Murphy’s Debut ‘Babyteeth’ are Singing Praises for Eliza Scanlen’s Performance

    Though only one of two woman-directed films in competition, Shannon Murphy‘s painfully endearing “Babyteeth” is making quite the impression on the Lido. The 76th Venice Film Festival welcomed the world premiere of the Aussie director’s directorial debut. Murphy is an award-winning director of theater, opera and television, diving into a heartfelt yet aching family drama […] More

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    Venice Film Festival: David Michôd’s ‘The King’ Bows to Strong First Reactions, Chalamet and Pattinson Shine in Opposing Roles

    The 76th Venice Film Festival saw the world premiere of David Michôd‘s “The King,” where Academy Award nominee Timothée Chalamet reportedly turns in a great performance as King Henry V. Michôd’s “The King” world premiered in Venice out of competition Monday morning and first reactions are praising both Chalamet and Robert Pattinson, two actors who […] More

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    Telluride: First Reactions Call Trey Edward Shults’ ‘Waves:’ “Tender, Intimate, Bruising” With an Impressive Ensemble

    Trey Edward Shults‘ third feature film “Waves” world premiered at Telluride Film Festival Friday to rave reactions, citing the filmmaker is on another level with his latest. “Waves” stars Kelvin Harrison Jr, Sterling K Brown, Lucas Hedges, Taylor Russell and Renee Elsie Goldsberry. The story follows the lives of two young couples, which frames Shults’ film […] More

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    Venice Film Festival: Reactions for Benedict Andrews’ ‘Seberg’ Applaud a “Fierce” Performance from Kristen Stewart

    Benedict Andrews‘ biographical drama on actress Jean Seberg premiered at the 76th Venice Film Festival Friday. “Seberg”‘ stars Kristen Stewart as the French New Wave starlet who was persecuted by J Edgar Hoover’s FBI during the 1960s. “Seberg” premieres in Venice exactly 40 years after the death of the titular actress, a case that was […] More

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    Venice Film Festival: Haifaa Al-Mansour’s ‘The Perfect Candidate’ Gathers High Praise for Empowered Narrative

    The 76th Venice Film Festival saw the world premiere of Haifaa Al-Mansour‘s “The Perfect Candidate,” screening at the PalaBiennale venue. Al-Mansour’s film is one of two in competition on the festival docket to be directed by a woman. Her past work includes “Nappily Ever After,” “Mary Shelley” and the BAFTA nominated “Wadjda.” “The Perfect Candidate” […] More

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    Venice Film Festival: First Reactions Describe James Gray’s ‘Ad Astra:’ “Melancholic, Terrifying, Sensational”

    James Gray‘s “Ad Astra” world premiered at the Sala Darsena at the 76th Venice Film Festival Thursday morning. Press attendees came out of the screening raving about the film, collectively describing it as “atmospheric, melancholic and awe-inspiring.” The film stars Brad Pitt on a voyage to space where the solar system’s mysteries keep his missing […] More

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    Venice Film Festival: Noah Baumbach’s Deeply Personal ‘Marriage Story’ Receives Adoring Early Praises

    Day two at the 76th Venice Film Festival welcomed the world premiere of Noah Baumbach‘s personal new feature, “Marriage Story,” starring Academy Award nominee Adam Driver and four-time Golden Globe nominee Scarlett Johansson. The film follows the story of a marriage in shambles and the family trying to stay together in the middle of it […] More

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    Venice Film Festival: Hirokazu Kore-eda’s ‘The Truth’ Opens Festival with High Praise Reactions for Lead Actress Catherine Deneuve

    The fall movie season is in full swing as the 76th Venice Film Festival begins with Hirokazu Kore-eda‘s opening night French drama, “The Truth” at the Sala Grande. The film marks the Japanese filmmaker’s first trek into a different dialect in his feature film career, just fresh off last year’s Palme d’Or-winning film and official Oscar-nominated selection […] More

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