Without Janis Joplin, there mightn't have been an Amy Winehouse. The two most prominent female members of the so-called "27 Club" may have worked in different musical registers (while both…
Alternative gender identity is a hot topic in contemporary cinema, surrounding interest in which could secure a larger audience than might otherwise be expected for advertising-schooled Italian…
VENICE — Even before Eddie Redmayne scooped a best actor Oscar for his studious, fully immersed inhabitation of Stephen Hawking in “The Theory of Everything,” there had been talk that he could…
It's a line often spoken in war-at-home dramas, as returning soldiers struggle to relate to unscarred civilians: "You can't imagine what it's like out there."
VENICE — A decade ago, Johnny Depp appeared to be fast closing in on his first best actor Oscar. After having acquired a reputation through the 1990s as one of Hollywood’s most singularly creative…
Anyone duped by the title into expecting a folksy knees-up from "Klezmer" has a sober awakening in store: The eponymous Ashkenazi Jewish musical tradition may figure obliquely into this stoic, stolid…
There are two good reasons for making what might otherwise seem an inessential new biopic of Ronnie and Reggie Kray — and both of them, as it happens, take the formidable form of Tom Hardy.
"How we make sense of the mess of our lives and what it all means," is how the official synopsis describes the subject of fragmented Australian family drama "Looking for Grace."
"Retribution" is the kind of aggressive-sounding abstract noun that has served as the title for many a boilerplate thriller over the years, so it's by no means a misleading moniker for Spanish helmer…
At a nervily compact 74 minutes, "A Monster With a Thousand Heads" often feels as if it's unfolding in real time — even as necessary narrative logistics dictate otherwise.
The Venice Film Festival’s late-summer scheduling — a fixture since its inception 83 years ago — gives it sprocket-opera status it wouldn’t hold if it swapped places with, say, the Berlinale. (And…