Fun and engrossing, with enough tension and sex thrown in to satisfy most viewers, this handsomely packaged thriller is ripe for multi-national remakes.
Rome Film Festival
Uninspired direction and an embarrassing recourse to national stereotypes in a bid for cheap laughs mars the few charms of Karen Di Porto's semi-autobiographical debut.
An impressive amount of footage is used to illustrate this cinematic evocation of Norman Lewis' memoir, yet the documentary has little sense of the rhythm needed to capture the book's power.
Essentially a more minimalist remake of Roi Werner's 2011 "2 Night," this Italian version derives mixed results from the age-old male-female divide.
Director Streker strives to offer a balanced view of a traditional family in Belgium forcing their daughter into an arranged marriage, yet in the end he hits far too many expected buttons.
An exciting, sharply made thriller that lays no claim to inventing the genre, yet Grande's script is fun, his characters intriguing, and his build-up expertly paced.
Among the most insidious, narcotizing illusions that the powerful can peddle to the less empowered is the suggestion that choice equals freedom — that as long as we have the option to decide between…
ROME — U.S. actor-director Matt Ross's "Captain Fantastic," starring Viggo Mortensen as a survivalist super dad who takes his kids to the woods, is the winner of the BNL People's Choice at the Rome…
Gordian Maugg is more interested in Dan Brown style mythologizing than in truth, and his b&w pseudo bio pic of Fritz Lang is a fictionalized mess.
A damning vision of Israel targeting the socialization of children in a battle-focused nation where animalistic alpha male posturing creates a society marked by cold-blooded cruelty.
Two women on parallel tracks struggle to make full lives for themselves in this well-meaning yet not quite believable drama.