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…
Venice Film 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.
“Black Mass” and “Spotlight” have proven fast starters in the awards race, earning enthusiasm at both Venice and Telluride, while the Lido event also boasts “The Danish Girl” and the Colorado fest…
There's a lot more than just sun and sex teeming beneath the glistening surface of Luca Guadagnino's "A Bigger Splash," which takes Jacques Deray's coolly seductive 1969 "Swimming Pool" as the…