News: Gotham Awards 2021: All nominations and links to our reviews

The 31st IFP Gotham Awards will be held on November 29 at Cipriani Wall Street. It should be noted that only films with budgets less than 35 million dollars participate, which is why several favorites for the awards season were left out, such as The Power of the Dog – El poder del perro, tick, … Read more

Which arthouse films stood out at the 2021 autumn festivals? | Features

Fall festival season started on September 1 with Venice and flies full force to a close this week when London and Busan wrap, taking in everything from Toronto, Telluride, San Sebastian and the New York film festival in between. This fully physical 2021 fall festival drop has left plenty to feast on, from titles that … Read more

Reviews: Criticism of the series “Succession: Season 3”, with and without spoilers (HBO / HBO Max)

It is one of the most anticipated series of the year and as such it deserves multiple coverage. This review will then have three parts: the first, with general considerations (no spoilers); the second, with the analysis of episodes 1 to 7 (those that were advanced by HBO for the critics) and, when the season … Read more

VIEW 2021: The Can’t Miss Animation, VFX, and Storytelling Event is Here

Back this year with both an in-person and virtual conference program filled to the brim with more than 250 speakers and 160 panels, workshops, masterclasses and inspiring keynote speeches, VIEW Conference 2021 is bigger, bolder, and more inclusive than ever. Were you expecting anything less from tireless – and fearless – conference director Dr. Maria … Read more

Reviews: Review of “The Last Duel” (“The Last Duel”), by Ridley Scott, with Matt Damon, Adam Driver, Jodie Comer and Ben Affleck

The mythical director of Alien, the eighth passenger, Blade Runner, Thelma & Louise and Gladiator builds a remarkable film that somehow closes a circle started with his brilliant debut feature The duelists, from a script signed by Nicole Holofcener, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. Precisely Damon and Affleck are part of the cast of this … Read more

Festivals: Review of “The World to Come”, by Mona Fastvold, with Katherine Waterston, Vanessa Kirby, Casey Affleck and Christopher Abbott (Perlak section) – # 68SSIFF

After its presentation in the Official Competition of the Venice Film Festival, this second feature film by the director of The Sleepwalker (2014). The World to Come (United States / 2020). Director: Mona Fastvold. Cast: Katherine Waterston, Vanessa Kirby, Casey Affleck, Christopher Abbott. Duration: 98 minutes. Perlak section.In the middle of the 19th century, in … Read more

Free VIEW Conference 2021 Registration Now Open

VIEW Conference 2021 has announced an expansive free program of events featuring master filmmakers and leaders in animation, VFX, virtual production and games. The conference and accompanying VIEWFest film festival take place from October 17 to 22, in the city of Torino, Italy, with online access opening up the entire week of events to a … Read more

Criticism: Review of “Venom: Carnage Freed”, by Andy Serkis, with Tom Hardy and Woody Harrelson

After the surprising commercial success (not so critical) of the spinoff of Spider-Man Released three years ago, Sony and Marvel produced this sequel that doesn’t have too many finds either. Venom: Carnage released (Venom: Let There Be Carnage, United States / 2021). Direction: Andy Serkis. Cast: Tom Hardy, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Williams, Naomie Harris, Reid … Read more

Festivals / Online premieres: review of “The Card Counter”, by Paul Schrader (Venice)

Oh Jeanne! What a strange road I had to travel to get to you«, Is the last, famous phrase of PICKPOCKET / THE CARTERISTA, the classic film by Robert Bresson, a filmmaker that Paul Schrader has honored and celebrated so many times (in addition to writing a book about him, of course). We are not … Read more