May 16, 2013
Salvo: Cannes Review
An aesthetically arresting hit man story that gets by more on its craftsmanship than on its minimalist, borderline ham-fisted narrative, Salvo nonetheless marks an impressive feature debut from Italian writing-directing duo Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza .
Fists in the Pocket
Genre: Drama Horror Directed by: Marco Bellocchio Starring: Lou Castel, Paola Pitagora, Marino Mase, Liliana Gerace, Jeannie McNeil, Pier Luigi Troglio I'd never heard of Marco Bellocchio's Fists in the Pocket when it came my way for this review.
Our guide to the final week of the European Union Film Festival
The 16th European Union Film Festival continues through Thursday, March 28, at Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State, 312-846-2800. Tickets are $11, $7 for students, and $6 for Film Center members.
Of life and death
There is an Italian film-maker, still living and creating, who carries the whole modern evolution of his country in himself and his work.
Venice Film Festival
What a festival. The 69th Mostra del Cinema has been like lighting a series of unpredictable fireworks.