Venice Film Festival

Film

CONTAGION Review: Realistic But Unremarkable Virus Thriller

If it was a heart rate monitor it would be almost flat, no pulse.
By Andrea Pasquettin
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THE IDES OF MARCH Review: Mirroring America's Disappointment of Obama

Clooney's film isn't quite the classic we had hoped it would be and it's not as strong an effort as Good Night Good Luck but it's a timely film, mirroring America's disappointment of Obama.…
By Andrea Pasquettin
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POST MORTEM Review; Riveting and thought-provoking cinema

Tony Manero was no less dark than Post Mortem, but it had a wicked sense of humour mostly absent here. But it's no matter. The film makes up for it with more earnest feeling and genuine emotion, and is riveting and thought-provoking cinema.…
By Robert Beames
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Venice 2011 Review: THE TEXAS KILLING FIELDS

Masterfully told and compelling crime film that stars Sam Worthington and Jeffrey Dean Morgan as two detectives investigating a series of unsolved murders in Texas, directed by Michael Mann's daughter. …
By Andrea Pasquettin
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Venice 2011 Review: William Friedkin's KILLER JOE

What can I say? William Friedkin's new movie Killer Joe is one of the best films I have seen from a rather disappointing or at least underwhelming bunch of efforts from this year's Venice Film Festival. …
By Andrea Pasquettin
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Venice 2011 Review: 4:44 LAST DAY ON EARTH

The concept is simple: at 4:44 am Eastern Time the world will come to an end. This time all the scientists agree, there is no escape. So what would you do with your last hours of your life? Who would you spend that time with? …
By Andrea Pasquettin
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Venice 2011 Rview: HIMIZU

It definitely serves the purpose of shocking the audience and forces us to think about our relationships as human beings and the fact that maybe some things we give for granted, like the love of a mother towards his children, may not be axiomatic in some families.…
By Andrea Pasquettin
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Venice 2011 Review: Andrea Arnold's WUTHERING HEIGHTS

If you have read Wuthering Heights and you liked it, then you will enjoy this version. If you are not a fan of impossible love stories and films with lots of silence, then you may want to stay away from this.…
By Andrea Pasquettin
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Venice 2011 Review: Steve McQueen's SHAME

Steve McQueen presents in Venice his second feature Shame, a journey into one man's sexual perversions and sickness, starring Michael Fassbender & Carey Mulligan. …
By Andrea Pasquettin
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Venice 2011 Review: Al Pacino's WILDE SALOME

Wilde Salome becomes the compelling story of Pacino's obsession about Oscar Wilde and Salome, about this great story of love and passion, but also of revenge and hatred. …
By Andrea Pasquettin