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Day: 10 September 2015


Venice 2015: Blood of My Blood review

★★★☆☆ Italian director Marco Bellocchio makes his return with Blood of My Blood (2015), another typically anomalous effort being theme rather than plot-driven. Divided into two distinct parts, it’s bound together by recurring actors and the vampiric Count Basta (Roberto Herlitzka). The first half of the film is set in the 17th century […]

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Toronto 2015: We Monsters review

★★☆☆☆ Deceit and callousness abound in Sebastian Ko’s psychological drama We Monsters (2015). It begins with an effective, open question which Marcus Seibert’s screenplay then continues to re-pitch and re-frame throughout its runtime; if your child murdered someone, what would you do? It’s an intriguing premise which is regrettably let down by fairly […]