Ana Lily Amirpour's glossed-up follow-up once more weaves independent identity politics into a stylish, blood-spattered mash-up of genres, from cannibal exploitation to spaghetti western.
Venice Film Festival
A jolting opening segues into a scattered, slightly confusing beginning, but Spanish actor-turned-director Raúl Arévalo quickly brings his deeply impressive debut under control, reining in the…
The film has the kind of majesty found not in the grand gesture but the modest detail, the kind that accumulates resonance with each seemingly minor event until the picture becomes complete.
Anglo-Italian Roan Johnson's third feature is a grab bag of naïve teens and unmodulated hot-headed adults who wear out their welcome early on.
There's a vast, storm-hued majesty to the jagged coastal edges of Iceland that inspires hushed awe in tourists, armchair travelers and filmmakers alike, but to a teenager growing up — and, more…
A Kim Ki-duk film playing in Venice is hardly an unprecedented event, but by now one general question is prompted by the appearance of any new title from the famously prolific and divisive director…
What do jellyfish, steelpan drums, statuary, and the fate of the Native American people have in common? That is not a riddle, it’s an honest question, and if you can supply a ready answer, or even if…
This strange stew of socially conscious domestic drama and tentacular sci-fi erotica is far from what Escalante's previous work has led us to expect.
Few musical genres connote as specifically refined a visual aesthetic as jazz: Alongside those complex, clattering notes, a lot of immaculate lighting, styling and tailoring went into the birth of…
Too many caricatures make the film feel only haphazardly invested in the intelligent commentary it struggles to balance with broad satire.
One of the most eagerly anticipated premieres on the Lido screened Saturday — the first two episodes of "The Young Pope," Oscar-winning director Paolo Sorrentino's eight-part TV drama about a…