Venice Film Festival

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – first look review

By Ed Gibbs

Frances McDormand unleashes hell in the blackest of black comedies, courtesy of Martin McDonagh.

Brawl in Cell Block 99 – first look review

By Ed Gibbs

Vince Vaughn plays against type in S Craig Zahler’s ultra-violent grindhouse romp.

Suburbicon – first look review

By Ed Gibbs

George Clooney directs this timely and terrifically twisted fable set in 1950s suburban America.

Lean on Pete – first look review

By Ed Gibbs

Andrew Haigh’s beautifully crafted latest follows one boy’s journey of self-discovery across America.

The Devil and Father Amorth – first look review

By Ed Gibbs

William Friedkin revisits his Exorcist franchise with a bizarre doc grounded more in melodrama than cold hard fact.

Downsizing – first look review

By Ed Gibbs

Alexander Payne’s gentle satire has a point to make about the state of the union – and the future of planet Earth.

Jackie – first look review

By Katherine McLaughlin

Natalie Portman gives a stunning central performance in this emotional portrait of the iconic First Lady.

The Bad Batch – first look review

By Katherine McLaughlin

Cannibals and Keanu Reeves abound in Ana Lily Amirpour’s crazed vision of post-society America.

A Woman’s Life – first look review

By Katherine McLaughlin

There’s shades of Lars von Trier in this exquisitely crafted period piece from director Stéphane Brizé.

David Lynch: The Art Life – first look review

By Ed Gibbs

The cult filmmaker shares stories and archive from his childhood, while still managing to remain as elusive as ever.

One More Time With Feeling – first look review

By Ed Gibbs

Andrew Dominik’s documentary about Nick Cave’s new album offers a gentle, haunting portrait of a family consumed with grief.

Hacksaw Ridge – first look review

By Katherine McLaughlin

Mad Mel returns to the director‘s chair, preaching pacifism in a church whose walls are splashed with gore.

The Young Pope – first look review

By Ed Gibbs

Paolo Sorrentino transitions to the small screen (with a Jude Law assist) and comes up trumps.

Frantz – first look review

By Katherine McLaughlin

François Ozon returns with a full-bodied tale of stunted romance and the pained legacy of warfare.

Hounds of Love – first look review

By Ed Gibbs

This Australian chiller about a rash of grisly murders makes a play to be the new Snowtown.

The Light Between Oceans – first look review

By David Jenkins

The star-spangled tag team of Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander can’t save this ludicrous period weepie.

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