If Olivier Assayas's "Personal Shopper" took a step down from Hermès to H&M, the result would be something like "Never Ever."
Venice Film Festival
"Tommaso" toys with out-dated psychoanalytic theories about the monstrous mother to explain why men are trapped in an infantile relationship with the opposite sex.
Monica Bellucci stars as a half-Serbian woman meant to be the bride of one man but destined for another in Emir Kusturica's fairy-tale-ish story reveling in exaggerated, precious phoniness.
Time is an elastic element in the cinema of Lav Diaz — not just in the sprawling, searching spread of his films' historical purview, but the liberal, some might say liberated, scale of the films…
“But that’s what it’s like in the source material!” is a frequently used defense of subpar film adaptations, but here’s hoping Keiichi Sato and Yasushi Kawamura’s computer-generated “Gantz: O”…
"These Days" tries hard to dress up phony scenes in the guise of realism, but surely teens and twentysomethings have had enough of such hackneyed characters.
An uneasy sit cushioned by lustrous, period-evoking B&W lensing and the outstanding performances of Julia Vysotskaya and Christian Clauß.
A delightful, surprisingly respectful mockumentary that takes gentle aim at the incongruities of monarchy, Belgium, and the Balkans.
VENICE, Italy — With "La La Land," "The Light Between Oceans," "Arrival," "Nocturnal Animals," "The Bleeder," and "Hacksaw Ridge" all screening in its first five days, the Venice Film Festival…
"Nothing's ever mine, not to keep," the newly widowed Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy mordantly observes midway through "Jackie," Pablo Larraín's relentlessly close-up take on history's most iconized…
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.