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Variety’s Festival Review Roundup

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Several high-profile pics have debuted in Venice and Telluride, stirring awards buzz and, in some cases, a few shrugs. Here are some of the buzzier titles on the fest circuit as of Tuesday, September 6th.

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THE DESCENDANTS

“The Descendants” is one of those satisfying, emotionally rich films that works on multiple levels. More

 

 

Dangerous_boffo A DANGEROUS METHOD

David Cronenberg’s latest is an elegant, coolly restrained account of the friendship between Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung. More

 

 

Shame_boffo SHAME

Few filmmakers have plumbed the soul-churning depths of sexual addiction as fearlessly as British director Steve McQueen has in “Shame.” More

 

 

Tinker_boffo TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY

An inventive, meaty distillation of Le Carre’s 1974 novel, pic turns hero George Smiley’s hunt for a mole within Blighty’s MI6 into an incisive examination of Cold War ethics. More

 

 

Albertnobbs_boffo ALBERT NOBBS

It’s a career-crowning role for Glenn Close–too bad the film is such a drag. More

 

 

 

George_boffo LIVING IN THE MATERIAL WORLD

More than mere rock-doc hagiography, Martin Scorsese’s doc reveals how George Harrison struggled to tame his soul, understand life and ready himself for death. More

 

 

We_boffo W.E.

Madonna’s sophomore feature doesn’t have much going for it apart from lavish production design and terrific, well-researched costumes. More

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