VENICE: ‘Post Mortem,’ ‘Essential Killing,’ ‘Promises Written in Water’

Posted by · 5:18 am · September 7th, 2010

One week into the Venice Film Festival, and I don’t mind admitting that I’m feeling a little worse for wear. (Okay, and more than a little hung over on free Prosecco.) Yesterday didn’t exactly soothe matters, serving up as it did two of the festival’s most mortifying Competition films – one of which, Alex de […]

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Best Foreign Language Film: an alternative ballot

Posted by · 8:12 am · December 19th, 2008

Last month, I played devil’s advocate a little with the Best Documentary Feature category, suggesting five less-discussed titles from the shortlist of contenders as a potential counter to the dizzying advance of the clear frontrunner, “Man on Wire” — not as a slight on the film, which is terrific, but in the interests of diversity. […]

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