Posts tagged "Venice Film Festival"

Venice Film Festival: Our Souls at Night

Our Souls at Night

Our Souls at Night Out of Competition Directed by Ritesh Batra Starring Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, Bruce Dern, Matthias Schoenaerts and Judy Greer by Joanna Orland In small town Colorado, Addie Moore (Jane Fonda) nervously approaches her neighbour Louis Waters (Robert Redford) with a proposition. As the two have been mourning the loss of their […]

Venice Film Festival: The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water Venezia 74 Directed by Guillermo del Toro Starring Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg and Octavia Spencer by Richard Hamer After the unintentional knockabout comedy of Crimson Peak, and the slick blandness of Pacific Rim, it’s a pleasure to see Guillermo del Toro return to form in […]

Venice Film Festival: Downsizing

Downsizing

Downsizing Venezia 74 Directed by Alexander Payne Starring Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau, Kristen Wiig, Udo Kier, Jason Sudeikis, Laura Dern, Neil Patrick Harris and Rolf Lassgård by Joanna Orland Downsizing is a peculiar film that seems to mesh what feels like three different movies into one sprawling piece of cinema. There are brilliant […]

74th Venice Film Festival: Photo Gallery

74th Venice Film Festival: Photo Gallery Updated Monday September 4th, 2017

73rd Venice Film Festival

73rd Venice Film Festival August 31st to September 10th, 2016 View our Venezia 73 photo gallery — — Arrival Directed by Denis Villeneuve Starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker and Michael Stuhlbarg by Laura Patricia Jones Aliens exist, they’re here, they’ve landed and their intentions are unclear. There have been countless attempts at alien […]

Venice Film Festival: One More Time With Feeling

One More Time With Feeling Directed by Andrew Dominik Starring Nick Cave by Jenny Donoghue Shot by The Assassination of Jesse James‘ Andrew Dominik, mostly in black and white and 3D, One More Time With Feeling is a gorgeous treat of a film that feels somewhere between a great piece of art and a satisfying […]

Venice Film Festival: The Journey

The Journey Directed by Nick Hamm Starring Timothy Spall, Colm Meaney, Freddie Highmore, John Hurt and Toby Stephens by Laura Patricia Jones A political cocktail of banter and bromance probably wasn’t how Nick Hamm intended his fictional interpretation of the Northern Ireland peace talks to be interpreted, but that’s how it felt as I spent […]

Venice Film Festival: The Bad Batch

The Bad Batch Directed by Ana Lily Amirpour Starring Suki Waterhouse, Jason Momoa, Giovanni Ribisi, Yolonda Ross, Cory Roberts, Louie Lopez, Keanu Reeves and Jim Carrey by Laura Patricia Jones “Beyond this fence is no longer the territory of Texas. That hereafter no person within the territory beyond this fence is a resident of the […]

Venice Film Festival: Les Beaux Jours D’Aranjeux

Les Beaux Jours D’Aranjeux Directed by Wim Wenders Starring Reda Kateb, Sophie Semin, Jens Harzer and Nick Cave by Jenny Donoghue Not many 3D films open with a writer staring at his typewriter and an apple on a tiny table. Adapted by director Wim Wenders from Peter Handke’s play, Les Beaux Jours D’Aranjeux is not […]

Venice Film Festival: King of the Belgians

King of the Belgians Directed by Jessica Woodworth & Peter Brosens Starring Peter Van Den Begin, Lucie Debay, Titus De Voogdt and Bruno Georis by Jenny Donoghue What do you do when you’re King of Belgium and your country falls apart while you’re stuck in Turkey? That’s the question in this surprisingly quirky comedy drama […]