Venice 2022 Review: SKIN DEEP, A Melancholic Exploration of Gender Identity
Director Alex Schaad's feature-length debut uses the subtle sci-fi concept of body-swapping to explore gender identity and body dysmorphia.
Venice 2022 Review: WORLD WAR III, Slapstick Iranian Thriller Unveils Trickling Terror
Directed by Houman Seyyedi, the wartime adventure is Iran's submission for the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film.
Venice 2022 Review: BLANQUITA, Immersive, Agile Thriller
Fernando Guzzoni directed the searing drama.
Friday One Sheet: L'IMMENSITA
A quick one this week from Venice, where at the big film festivals, the Movie Star is alive and well. This festival teaser for Emanuele Crialese's period set love story L'immensità, offers the visage of Penelope Cruz either deep in...
Exclusive: Altered Innocence Acquires Venice Title THE HOLE IN THE FENCE
Our friends at Altered Innocence have let us know that they have acquired the U.S. rights for Joaquín del Paso's thriller, The Hole in the Fence (El hoyo en la cerca). The film promises to carry a Lord of...
Venice 2021 Review: REFLECTION, Resonant, Formalist Look at Russo-Ukrainian War
Akin to the works of Swedish master Roy Andersson, sans humor, combined with the gravitas and emotional punch of Andrey Zvyagintsev, the film is sort of a companion piece to 'Atlantis,' featuring truly impactful and impressive filmmaking.
Trailer for Pablo Larraín's SPENCER
After the stylish and well-received Jackie, Chilean wunderkind director Pablo Larraín tackles the tone and character of another iconic political and deified figure, Princess Diana, in a "what might have happened during those few fateful days" in 1997. Casting a...
Friday One Sheet: I PREDATORI
I am not so mature as to pass by an opportunity to feature a poster where a beautiful woman offers a pair of 'one finger salutes' to the viewer. If there was a movie poster about how everyone (and especially...
Venice 2020 Review: Silly Off-Kilter Comedy YELLOW CAT Harbors Bleaker Socio-Existential Observations Underneath
Adilkhan Yerzhanov's latest absurdist tragicomedy lands as close as possible to Terrence Malick's 'Badlands' as reimagined by Roy Andersson.
Venice 2020 Review: GENUS PAN, Shakespearean Tragedy on a Darwinian Stage
Filipino auteur Lav Diaz netted the Best Director award at the 2020 Venice Film Festival for his latest oeuvre.
Venice 2020 Review: Enigmatic CARELESS CRIME Pushes Boundaries of Form and Structure
Iranian director Shahram Mokri, known for his single-shot films and his decided penchant for time-loops, achieves formalistic excellence in his latest effort.
Venice 2020 Review: THE BEST IS YET TO COME Hopes for a Better World in Uplifting Newsroom Drama
Jing Wang´s feature debut is a love letter to journalism and its potency to change million of lives for better.
Venice 2020 Review: APPLES, Greek Weird Wave, With a Spin
Aris Servetalis, Sofia Georgovassili, and Anna Kalaitzidou star. Directed by Christos Nikou, the film is a full-blooded, absurdist deadpan parable, cut from the finest Greek New Wave cloth.
We Are One Film Festival: Tribeca And YouTube to Launch Free Virtual Film Festival For Charity
Tribeca Enterprises and YouTube have announced a virtual film festival called We Are One: A Global Film Festival which will run at the end of May and into the first week of June. Over the run of We Are...
Venice 2019 VR Dispatch: COSMOS WITHIN US Is Perhaps The Biennale's Brightest Star
The Venice Biennale's VR Island continues to be one of the festival's most exciting, ambitious and promising projects, even if its commitment to this fledgling form of cinema is by far one of its newest. In fact, if last year's...
SANCTORUM Trailer: There is Seismic Beauty in Joshua Gil's Venice Entry
Variety debuted the trailer for Mexican filmmaker Joshua Gil’s Sanctorum ahead of its World Premiere at the close of Venice International Film Critics’ Week. All we can say is, 'Golly, this is something to behold'. Prepare yourselves for something rather...
Venice 2019 Review: THE KING Lets Slip The Horrors Of War
Timothée Chalamet, Joel Edgerton and Robert Pattinson star in the historical drama, directed by David Michod.
Venice 2019 Review: MARRIAGE STORY Tells The Light And Dark Sides Of Divorce
Director Noah Baumbach has had a hand in some truly wonderful movies in his time, whether it be the likes of Wes Anderson's beautifully playful The Fantastic Mr Fox or the black-and-white game-changer Frances Ha, which he and Greta Gerwig...
Venice 2019: PSYCHOSIA Exclusive Trailer Premiere, Danish Female-Driven Gothic Noir
The film called "extremely erotic psychothriller" will premiere at Venice´s sidebar Critics´ Week.
THE PAINTED BIRD Trailer: Controversial, Atrocities-Ridden Holocaust Novel Adaptation Heads to Venice
An adaptation of Jerzy Kosinski's controversial novel is set for Venice and Toronto.