VENICE – “Wednesday, May 9,” a timely Iranian drama about a philanthropist intent on helping Tehran’s poor with unexpected consequences, has scored multi-territory sales after it’s well-received…
Venice Film Festival
A sensory feeling of persecution pervades "Frenzy," plunges the viewer into a disturbing state of uncertainty as two brothers are sucked into a vortex of state-sponsored distrust.
Looking, not touching, is the act of choice for a sexually wary gay man in "From Afar," and his hands-off approach is shared by the expert storytelling in Venezuelan helmer Lorenzo Vigas' pristinely…
Atom Egoyan's ongoing search for his own best form makes no real breakthrough in "Remember," a state-hopping Nazi-hunt mystery that puts a creditably sincere spin on material that is silly at best.
Two Mexican mini-luchadores die with their masks on in "Bleak Streak," a slow, lunatic swirl into the hopes, kinks and day-to-day hustle of a handful of Mexico City characters so colorful, the pic's…
Very much about female experiences and rites-of-passage in a society whose foundations are shifting, pic surrounds Wawa's daring actions with enriching observations by her mother and grandmother…
There's a lot of life but a comparative dearth of humanity in "11 Minutes," a buzzing, hurtling, too-fast-to-think thriller that scarcely makes sense of one of its numerous cross-woven…
"Kids these days," sighs the lead character in "Mr. Six," sounding like the grizzled hero in a late-career Clint Eastwood movie. Now well into his fifties, the neighborhood peacekeeper...
Acolytes of Brian De Palma's flavorful, flamboyant filmography hardly need reminding of his acrobatic ability as a visual storyteller; what they'll learn from "De Palma" is that in front of the…
Master helmer Marco Bellocchio continues to play with form and content with an originality that make younger directors look like they're grasping at ephemeral straws.
The stop-motion wonder screened in Telluride over the weekend before heading to Venice's Competition slate this week.