A more traditional history-in-the-making approach than Sergei Loznitsa's "Maidan," this well-edited docu is hamstrung by its rose-tinted "the people united will never be defeated" p.o.v.
Venice Film Festival
In "Lolo," Julie Delpy's sixth and most brazenly commercial effort as a writer-director, the helmer plays an uptight Parisian sophisticate drawn into a long-term love affair with an earnest…
The unsentimental education of an African child soldier is captured with savage beauty and matter-of-fact horror in "Beasts of No Nation," a tough-minded, tough-viewing chronicle of a civil war as…
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.
Baltasar Kormákur's harrowing account of the 1996 Mount Everest disaster could certainly find support across the Academy's craft branches.
VENICE – Is Jake Gyllenhaal a glutton for physical punishment? In "Southpaw" he played a boxer and took a whupping. In Baltasar Kormakur's "Everest," which opens the 72nd Venice Festival on…
Asian Shadows has picked up sales rights to "Tharlo," Tibetan director Pema Tseden's monochrome drama which plays in Venice's Orizzonte section.
Following the 2014 and 2015 avalanche disasters that killed more than 35 people trying to scale the highest mountain on Earth, the timing is either wildly inappropriate or grimly right for "Everest,"…
Baltasar Kormakur, director of "Everest," which opens the 72nd Venice Festival Wednesday, is teaming with Ridley Scott's Scott Free on a TV adaptation of "Eve Online," the hit sci-fi online game…
Toward the end of Matias Bize's "The Memory of Water," an attractive Chilean couple unable to cope with the death of their child take to the woods to talk things over.
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…