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A 'quieter' Telluride film fest still draws talk with 'Birdman,' more

About 650 people poured out of a theater into a stand of birch trees under a star-filled sky, then started talking, texting and tweeting about "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)." The genre-defying film, which stars Michael Keaton as a Hollywood has-been trying to reinvent...

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'Birdman' flies high with rave reviews at Venice Film Festival

"Birdman" has taken flight, and it could be some time before the Alejandro G. Inarritu-directed black comedy comes back down to earth. The film, which stars Michael Keaton as a washed-up superhero actor struggling to mount a Broadway play, opened the Venice Film Festival on Wednesday to...


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