September 9, 2012
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By NY Times – September 4, 2012

The last time Joaquin Phoenix was at the Venice Film Festival, in 2010, he was many months into a supposed career transition — from acting to rap — that coincided with obvious weight gain, an unruly new beard and several widely noted instances of erratic public behavior. Much of this was chronicled in “I’m Still Here,” a supposed documentary by Mr. Phoenix’s friend Casey Affleck, and all of it was later revealed as a satirical performance-art project of sorts.

Mr. Phoenix, 37, is back here this year, and things are a bit more straightforward this time. He’s the star of the festival’s most eagerly anticipated movie, “The Master,” directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, and to judge from the response from critics and audiences here, a leading contender for its best actor prize, which can only bode well as awards season gets under way.

Before its premiere on Saturday there had been speculation that “The Master,” Mr. Anderson’s first film since “There Will Be Blood” in 2007, would be an exposé of Scientology. But its story of a new fringe religion in postwar America, while inspired by Dianetics and the early career of L. Ron Hubbard, is merely the backdrop for an exploration of man’s animal nature and civilization and its discontents. These issues are refracted through the relationship between a seductive guru (Philip Seymour Hoffman) and a follower with a wild streak, played by Mr. Phoenix in his first screen appearance in two years since “I’m Still Here.”

In an interview on Sunday at the Excelsior Hotel here, Mr. Phoenix, casually dressed in a denim shirt and facial hair long gone, said that his last film — although greeted in most quarters with befuddlement or hostility — represented an important turning point. “It completely broadened my perspective on acting,” he said, seeming much more relaxed than at the previous day’s news conference, during which he spoke only once and wandered offstage at one point. “I wanted to have that same experience that anything is possible.”

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September 9, 2012
Posted by Aline   /   Filed Under : Gallery, Movie, News

I added photos to the gallery of Joaquin at the premiere of “The Master” at the Toronto Film Festival.


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September 9, 2012
Posted by Aline   /   Filed Under : Movie, News

Saturday September 8, the film from Italy “Pieta,” a film from South Korea was honored with the Golden Lion award at the Venice International Film Festival. This is the highest honor that this festival bestows upon a film. Overall, 18 film were competing for this prize that was determined by a selected jury. According to the Hollywood reporter the jury initially gave the top award to the American film “The Master,” but it was removed due to a rule that one film cannot earn more than two awards. So, “Pieta” was decided to be the final winner. Somehow, Paul Thomas Anderson’s film was just too masterful!

Here is the full list of winners:

• Golden Lion trophy – Best Film: “Pieta” from South Korea.
• Silver Lion trophy – Best Director: Paul Thomas Anderson for “The Master”.
• Best Actor was a tie between Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman both performing in “The Master”.
• Best Actress was given to Hadas Yaron for “Fill the Void” from Israel.

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September 9, 2012
Posted by Aline   /   Filed Under : Movie, News, Videos

The clip (selected by Anderson) was released by The Weinstein Company. Have a look below, but be warned: There’s some salty language that makes this video NSFW in most offices.

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September 8, 2012
Posted by Aline   /   Filed Under : Gallery, News

Added to the gallery HQ photos of Joaquin arriving at the airport in Toronto yesterday. Soon I will post the pictures from the premiere of “The Master” at the Toronto Film Festival!


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September 2, 2012
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Her” is the title of the mysterious new film from director Spike Jonze, who just won his official synopsis, published by Annapurna Pictures:

In the not so distant future, Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix), a lonely writer purchases a newly developed operating system designed to meet the user’s every needs. To Theordore’s surprise, a romantic relationship develops between him and his operating system. This unconventional love story blends science fiction and romance in a sweet tale that explores the nature of love and the ways that technology isolates and connects us all.

No word yet on when this will hit screens, but we reckon it will be a major festival presence next year.

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September 2, 2012
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Added to our gallery photos of Joaquin yesterday at the premiere of the film “The Master” at the Venice Film Festival.


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September 1, 2012
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I’ve added to our gallery more than 200 photos of Joaquin in Photocall of “The Master” at the Venice Film Festival today.


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I’ll be back later with more photos from the premiere of “The Master” in the festival.

September 1, 2012
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Check out some videos of the photocall and press conference of “The Master” at the Venice Film Festival today.

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September 1, 2012
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Joaquin was seen today at a restaurant with director Paul Thomas Anderson, with their girlfriends.


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