Film reviews and more

Day: 4 September 2017

Venice 2017: Una Famiglia review

★☆☆☆☆ Sebastiano Riso flies the Italian flag on the Lido with his new film Una Famiglia, a claustrophobic, scuzzy drama about a couple engaged in the illicit trade of selling babies. It’s a dour, monotonous, predictable and dull effort that […]

Venice 2017: The Third Murder review

★★★☆☆ When a factory owner is murdered by an ex-employee the guilt appears certain and the case cut and dried. However, an ambitious lawyer soon discovers that there are layers of guilt and ends up wondering who can judge who […]

Film Review: Ex Libris: The New York Public Library

★★★☆☆ Frederick Wiseman returns to UK cinemas this week with Ex Libris, a three-hour-plus-change piece on the New York Public Library system. It’s more interesting than a three-hour documentary about libraries has any right to be, but not quite as […]