Friday, 6 September 2013

TORONTO AND VENICE REVIEWS, REVIEWS, REVIIIIEEEEEWWWWWWWWSS!!!!



Hang on tight, this is a bumper crop today:

Tsai Ming Liang's Stray Dogs could be a contender for the Golden Lion:

Guy Lodge at Variety
Robbie Collin at The Telegraph
David Jenkins at Little White Lies
Oliver Lyttleton at The Playlist

Strong reviews for Frederick Wiseman's new documentary At Berkeley, at Venice:
Deborah Young at The Hollywood Reporter
Leslie Felperin at Variety
Oliver Lyttleton at The Playlist

Toronto reports suggest that Bill Condon's The Fifth Estate isn't likely to be a major Oscar contender:
Tim Robey at The Telegraph
John DeFore at The Hollywood Reporter
Catherine Shoard at The Guardian
Dennis Harvey at Variety

Shinji Aramaki's latest anime Space Pirate Captain Harlock well-received at Venice:
Leslie Felperin at Variety
David Rooney at The Hollywood Reporter

Not likely that Gianni Amelio's L'Intrepido (A Lonely Hero) will challenge for Venice's top prize:
Deborah Young at The Hollywood Reporter
Jay Weissberg at Variety
John Bleasdale at CineVue

A Promise, from Patrice Chereau, isn't the most promising choice at Venice:
David Rooney at The Hollywood Reporter
Oliver Lyttleton at The Playlist
Justin Chang at Variety

A couple of differing reactions to Samantha Fuller's A Fuller Life at Venice:
Oliver Lyttleton at The Playlist
Neil Young at The Hollywood Reporter

From Venice, Gianfranco Rosi's Sacro GRA gets some good write-ups:
Deborah Young at The Hollywood Reporter
Hay Weissberg at Variety

Philippe Garrel's Jealousy elicits moderate responses from Venice:
Leslie Felperin at Variety
Boyd van Hoeij at The Hollywood Reporter

Ti West's The Sacrament fares decently at Venice too:
Guy Lodge at Variety
Oliver Lyttleton at The Playlist
David Rooney at The Hollywood Reporter

At Venice, soft responses to Vivian Qu's Trap Street:
Justin Chang at Variety
Deborah Young at The Hollywood Reporter

From Toronto, Sylvain Chomet's Attila Marcel as reviewed by Andrew Barker at Variety.

From Venice, Uberto Pasolini's Still Life as reviewed by David Rooney at The Hollywood Reporter.

From Venice, Deniz Akcay's Nobody's Home as reviewed by Boyd van Hoeij at The Hollywood Reporter.