Although in real life, United States troops haven't fought on native soil since World War II, in the confused alternate reality of Dito Montiel's "Man Down," there's an urgent battle raging at home…
Venice Film Festival
"Which one?" is the obvious question prompted by the title in "The Childhood of a Leader," a overweening, maddening but not inconsiderable directorial debut for actor Brady Corbet, which plays as…
VENICE – France's Epicentre Films has joined German heavyweight Concorde as one of the key territory distributors on Carlos Saura's "Argentina," which world premiered at the 72nd Venice Festival…
Impressively balancing the predictable with the unexpected, "Mountain" weaves a complex portrait of a constrained life, understanding that no one is fully knowable.
Acting in Venice festival closing film "Mr Six" was a definite step up for Feng Xiaogang, China's top director and occasional actor.
Timed to the 20-year anniversary of Israeli prime minister and Nobel Peace Prize winner Yitzhak Rabin's assassination, Amos Gitai's "Rabin, the Last Day" deemphasizes the murder itself in favor of…
Pablo Trapero takes a case so upsetting many refused to believe it was possible and retells it in ghastly detail from the p.o.v. of the perpetrators in "The Clan," a muscular, Hollywood-style account…
Galvanized by star-laden titles, which brought Jake Gyllenhaal ("Everest"), Johnny Depp ("Black Mass"), Eddy Redmayne ("The Danish Girl") and Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult ("Equals") to the Lido…
Oliver Hermanus has a gift for telling stories through faces — complex arcs of hurt, guilt and longing silently emergent in the expressions of protagonists and bit players alike, and patiently…
Scott Cooper's "Black Mass" and Tom McCarthy's "Spotlight" are intriguing not just for their shared setting of the city of Boston, but for themes that tie into the tight-knit community there.
A courtroom drama in which the trial could hardly be further from the point, Christian Vincent's "Courted" is finally an amiably dawdling tease as to what said point might actually be.