Film Reviews, Venice 2021, Western

REVIEW: Old Henry (Venice 2021)

The classic western is back. Old Henry marks an unassuming return for Tim Blake Nelson, who clearly impressed during his turn in The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. This time, he plays Henry – the eponymous farmer, scratching out a living with his son and his…

Drama, Film Reviews, Venice 2021

REVIEW: Sundown (Venice 2021)

Neil Bennett is bored – bored of his holiday, bored of his family, bored of just about everything. Played by Tim Roth, he’s a man who shrugs off just about anything that comes his way. His indifference is often infuriatingly tragic – the placable man…

Drama, Film Reviews, Venice 2021

REVIEW: The Lost Daughter (Venice 2021)

Olivia Colman gives a staggering performance in The Lost Daughter as the tempestuous and downright prickly Leda Caruso – a middle-aged comparative literature professor ‘enjoying’ a working holiday at a beautiful Greek getaway. But joy doesn’t seem to be part of Leda’s vocabulary. Backing herself…

Film Reviews, Horror, Venice 2021

REVIEW: Halloween Kills (Venice 2021)

Michael Myers is back with a vengeance. Again. Just like the last time… and the one before that. Halloween Kills takes us back to the ill-fated town of Haddonfield, Illinois. But this time, the townsfolk are prepared. Laurie Strode, played once again by Jamie Lee…

Biopic, Film Reviews, Historical, Venice 2021

REVIEW: Spencer (Venice 2021)

Kristen Stewart packs a powerhouse performance in Spencer – Pablo Larrain’s extravagant tale based on the life of Diana Princess of Wales. But if you thought Spencer was little more than a character study of the People’s Princess, think again. Instead, Larrain has made something…

Film Reviews, Sci-Fi, Venice 2021

REVIEW: Dune (Venice 2021)

“He who controls the spice controls the universe.” There are certain movies that are special to sci-fi fans. Alien, Blade Runner and Moon to name just a few. The original Dune is up there, too – with a long legacy based on Frank Herbert’s original…

Film Reviews, Thriller

REVIEW: The Virtuoso (2021)

What’s it like in the mind of a cold-blooded assassin? The Virtuoso gives us a glimpse inside as Anson Mount’s titular hitman is sent on a job like no other. Haunted by a botched job that has left him shaken to say the least, Mount…