Best Movies According to Critics – Deadline


Venice The film festival wraps up today after a performance against Odds. Despite the decrease in studio rentals, there was no shortage of well received films. There was a Sundance-style boom, with critics giddy to be on Lido after months of lockdown? Maybe. But it also had a solid roster of independent films. While there was no one Joker Juggler had at least one Roma Do not get tired of praising. We’ve done an extensive sweep of English-language reviews and here are the run-downs of our best world premieres.

Standing in the pack for their Touted Academy Awards potential was Chloe Zhao’s anticipated drama Nomadland, Frances MacDormand, as a woman who sets out on a journey to the American West. Searchlight Pictures’ film, which debuted the previous night, was expected to be given a berth in Venice and Toronto simultaneously and was not disappointed. It is just a shame that there were not many people to see it on festivals.

Film review: Frances McDormand starring Chloe Zhao’s ‘Nomadland’

One of the most popular films of this version was Roger Michael’s UK Dramedy Duke, Starring Helen Mirren and Jim Broadbent, as a 60-year-old taxi driver who later steals a Goya portrait. The film received several five-star write-ups.

Actress Regina King made her directorial debut in Venice with the acclaimed play One night in miami, Who assemble as a symbol of Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, Sam Cooke and Jim Brown in a night chart to discuss their roles in the civil rights movement. The play received heartfelt appreciation on the site. King also made history as the first African American female director with a film at the festival.

Bosnian director Jasmila Zambik, known for Grbavica And On th eway, Made a significant comeback with hard hitting drama Quo Vadis, AdaAbout a translator caught in the Srebrenica massacre.

Greek drama Apple The program was done on the first day of the festival and it was easy to see why. The sociopolitical story of a man – and society – was well received by most suffering from amnesia. Christos Nico became the latest filmmaker to join the Greek new wave.

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The first weekend of the festival was ‘Vanessa Kirby Weekend’. British actress gave strong notices for her performance in competition plays Pieces of a woman And mona fastwold The world to come, Which itself came in for praise. Frontier Western sees the difficulty and isolation of the two neighboring couples in a spectacular but testing scenario.

Kauther ben Hania’s The man who sold his skin Confirmed the director as an exciting talent. The film follows a Syrian man who escapes into battle, eventually hoping to join his lover in Paris. The first story feature of the filmmaker, Beauty and Dogs, Played at Cannes three years ago.

Maverick Russian autobiography Andrei Konchalovsky received very positive feedback for the latest feature Dear friends. Told in Black and White, the film recounts the true story of the cover-up massacre of political protesters in the Soviet Union in the 1960s.

German drama on time And tomorrow the whole world There was another well-reviewed film from the festival, asking the question: How far is someone willing to go for political commitment? Produced by Julia von Heinz’s film personal shopper Co-producer Fabian Gasia.

The Holocaust film was among a fleet of documentaries to obtain good writing material final accountChilling series of interviews with the Germans during the Nazi regime of the late Luke Holland, and I am Greta, Featuring Hulu about climate change activist Greta Thunberg. Luca Guadagnino was also praised for the Salvatore Ferragamo Doc biopic Salvatore: Shoemaker of Dreams And who made it through Frederick Wiseman’s latest opus, City Hall, According to the online review, was rewarded.

Former Golden Lion winner Gianfranco returns to Venice with Rosie’s appreciated documentary notturno, A huge portrait of those who tried to survive in the war-torn Middle East. Rosie’s film also scored high with critics of the Italian language. Alex Gibney’s debut at the end of the festival Crazy not crazyAn examination of research by forensic psychiatrist Dorothy Otwen Lewis, which investigated the psychology of killers. There are only a few reviews so far but the term is strong.

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Oscar-nominated Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi is known for his lectures about children and his latest has been recognized as one of the best. Children of the sun Follows a group of friends working to support their families who join the hunt for hidden treasures.

Document Hooper / Wallace Proved to be a hit with many critics and should appeal to cinephiles in particular. The charts of a 1970s conversation between the intimate and revelation film Denise Hopper, riding high on the success of Again easy Rider, And film world icon Orson Welles.

Pedro Almodovar’s acclaimed short film Human voice Marked as Spanish maestro’s first English-language film. Tilda Swinton stars as a woman awaiting a call from a lover who has abandoned her. The 30-minute story is an adaptation of Jean Coctue’s drama drama.

Furnace, Whose director Roderick McCray made the longest trip to visit the festival, impressed many critics with the story of a Muslim camel driver during the 1890 Gold Rush in Western Australia. As characterized by the refinement of Chaitanya Tamhane PupilAbout a young Hindustani singer struggling to overcome self-doubt.

Prafull was in Lido with Japanese filmmaker Kiyoshi Kurosawa Wife of a detective, Which promoted solid writing. The film follows a businessman who leaves his wife behind to travel to Manchuria, where he sees an act of vandalism that sets off a dangerous chain reaction. Meanwhile, in the context of the discussion, Jia Coppola’s social media satire is Mainstream It was probably the hardest film to come to Lido with Andrew Garfield and Maya Hawk, but the reviews were mixed.

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