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  • Venice Film Review: '99 Homes'

    The number of properties referred to in the title of Ramin Bahrani's fifth feature may have a literal narrative significance, but it must also refer to the population percentage routinely branded as the victims of Occupy-era economic downturn. The perils of illegally gained One Percent privilege make for engrossing, high-stakes viewing in "99 Homes," which sees Andrew Garfield's blue-collared Florida everyman enter a Faustian pact with Michael Shannon's white-blazered real-estate shark. Following the lead of 2012's underrated "At Any Price" in matching the socially conscious topicality of Bahrani's early films to the demands of broader-brush melodrama, this dynamically acted, unapologetically contrived pic reps the filmmaker's best chance to date of connecting with a wider audience -- one likely to share the helmer's bristling anger over corruptly maintained class divides in modern-day America.
  • Venice Film Review: Ramin Bahrani's '99 Homes'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The number of properties referred to in the title of Ramin Bahrani's fifth feature may have a literal narrative significance, but it must also refer to the population percentage routinely branded as the victims of Occupy-era...

    Telluride Film Festival to screen 'Birdman,' 'Rosewater,' 'Wild'

    Telluride Film Festival to screen 'Birdman,' 'Rosewater,' 'Wild'
    When Hollywood wants to shout about a movie, it travels to Cannes or Toronto. When it wants to launch a few well placed whispers, it journeys to an isolated box canyon in southwestern Colorado. For the last 41 years, that’s been the home of the...

    Variety Picks 10 Actors to Watch for 2014

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Variety has announced its annual list of 10 Actors to Watch, an honor the publication has been bestowing since 1998. Past honorees include many future Oscar-winners and nominees such as Adrien Brody, Taraji P. Henson,...

    Jason Reitman's 'Men, Women and Children' Set for Awards Season Release

    Paramount has set Jason Reitman's "Men, Women and Children" for an awards-season run and will open the drama-comedy Oct. 1. The studio will expand the film on Oct. 10, followed by a wide release on Oct. 17. "Men, Women and Children" will premiere at the...