Movie reviews: ‘Dune’ is big and beautiful with plentiful action, but feels incomplete

DUNE: 3 ½ STARS “Dune,” the latest cinematic take on the Frank Herbert 1965 classic, now playing in theatres, is part one of the planned two-part series. So be forewarned, the two-and-a-half-hour movie doesn’t wrap things up with a tidy bow. For some, the film’s last line, “This is only the beginning,” will be a … Read more

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

TIFF 2021 | Encounter: A “Spielbergrian” Tone Catapulted By Riz Ahmed

Although international recognition is barely reaching him, and from his role in Sound of Metal – 100%, Riz Ahmed is one of the actors who has shown the most versatility when tackling projects of all kinds of genres and budgets. It is precisely this great ability that stands out the most in Encounter, a film … Read more

Executive Producer Kevin Kolde reviews series finale with season 4

Kevin Kolde gave an interview in which he discussed the development and completion of Castlevania, as well as the future of this universe. After four seasons Castlevania has finally reached its conclusion. If a few days ago we reviewed what we could expect from the last season, now we bring the final opinion of its … Read more

‘The Book Of Vision’: Venice Review | Reviews

Dir: Carlo Hintermann. Italy-UK-Belgium. 2020. 95mins Straddling the past and the present, and weaving ideas of physiology, psychology and spiritualism, The Book Of Vision is a bold and uncompromising feature debut from Italian documentarian Carlo Hintermann. Following the fractured experiences of a young female doctor as her research into 18th century medicine chimes with her … Read more

‘The Accusation’: Venice Review | Reviews

Dir. Yvan Attal. France. 2021. 138 mins. Yvan Attal’s The Accusation feels as if it has been precision-engineered to start heated arguments at Parisian dinner parties. It certainly will succeed at that, at least among upmarket viewers who don’t object too much to being brazenly manipulated, or flattered for their discerning intelligence. It’s all too … Read more

‘Invisibles’: Review | Reviews | Screen

Dir / scr: Louis-Julien Petit. France. 2018. 102mins A comedy about homeless women in the economically depressed North of France doesn’t sound like a winning proposition on paper but with its engaging mix of actual women from the streets and a handful of France’s least grand professional actresses, Invisibles (The Invisibles) is solid empathy-fuelled entertainment. … Read more

‘If Only’: Locarno Review | Reviews

Dir. Geneva Elkann. Italy-France. 2018. 100 mins. Family agonies play out in elegantly sketched, if hardly unfamiliar fashion, in If Only, the debut feature by Italian writer-director Ginevra Elkann, better known as a producer and distributor (respectively, at Italian companies Asmara Films and Good Films). This year’s opening film at Locarno, If Only is essentially … Read more

Comic Construct: Reviews of ‘Y: The Last Man,’ ‘What If…?’ and the Final Season of ‘The Walking Dead’

WHAT IF…? Courtesy Disney+/Marvel The latest in our occasional series, UNBINGED: Comic book adaptations are plentiful on the small screen, and as more comics get their chance to shine, more unconventional stories get to take center stage, with superheroes taking a backseat. Y: The Last Man (Hulu, Season 1) Debuting in 2002, Vertigo’s Y: The … Read more