The second review on day five from the #Venezia72 is Luca Guadagnino’s A Bigger Splash. This production is in competition here but faces great opposition with The Danish Girl.
A Bigger Splash stars the English rose Tilda Swinton, the great Dane Matthias Schoenaerts, the English gent Ralph Fiennes and the US beauty Dakota Johnson.
This picture will be hoping it won't sink at the worldwide box office. It has certainly has made a splash here in Venice…
The first review from the fifth day of #Venezia72 is the post-war drama Man Down. This film is up for the Orizzonti award here in Venice.
Man Down stars Shia LaBeouf, Jai Courtney and the British legend Gary Oldman as three very different protagonists. The supporting actress is Kate Mara playing Shia’s wife and the mother to his child.
This film crosses over a few different genres but also because it has three separate sub-plots. It is a difficult film to follow but the final twenty minutes wraps it up well…
Today’s review comes from the highly anticipated The Danish Girl. This film is in competition here in Venice and vying for the ‘Golden Lion’.
Eddie Redmayne teams up with ‘Les Miserables’ director Tom Hooper for the second time to transform himself once again. Alicia Vikander is the Swedish female lead.
I wasn’t a huge fan of Hooper’s ‘The King’s Speech’ but I rekindled some sort of love after ‘Les Miserables’ – but now I’m head over heels in love with him.
Let me tell you why…
One of today’s review is of the, quite simply weird, Equals. Equals is in competition here in Venice and will be up for the ‘Golden Lion’ award.
I will let you into a secret now… it will not win it.
I needed a night to think about this film to figure out how I will write this review. Maybe it was the Peroni but something doesn’t add up.
The first review from Venezia72 day three is Johnny Depp’s Black Mass. This film is out of competition here in Venice and will just be screened.
The theatre was the busiest I had seen it so far when I sat down to take my seat. The precedent was set now...
Was this room packed because it was going to be a masterful film with Johnny Depp at the helm or is it because people were flocking to just see the main man himself.
I have the details…
By Adam Ray Palmer
Today's review is Spotlight from the second day of Venezia72. This movie is the re-telling of a hauntingly true story from The Globe's press team in Boston, USA.
Spotlight is out of competition here in Venezia72 but I think going forward, this will receive some gongs and maybe even the big one in February...
This film will more than likely split opinions and perhaps cause unrest among the catholic faith. However, it is an important film and it documents the events extremely well.
Let's get straight into it...
Today’s review is the opening film of this years Venezia72 Film Festival. Day one of the festival has begun and first up is the epic drama Everest.
Each cast member including Jake Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, Emily Watson, John Hawkes and my mate Josh Brolin (more about that in later article) shown up to watch with us. After all, it was the world exclusive premiere.
So did the movie live up to the weight of being this year’s opening film? Well read on and I’ll tell you!
From Adam Ray Palmer, the Editor-in-Chief.
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