MOVIE REVIEWS | Hollywood


13h | David Rooney

‘Heartstone'(‘Hjartasteinn’):Venice Review

Two preteen boys experience a summer of emotional and sexual turbulence that tests their friendship in this debut feature set in a lonely Icelandic fishing village.

15h | Deborah Young

‘The Net’ (‘Geumul’): Venice Review

A straying fishing boat sparks a reflection on the role of ideology in North and South Korea.
16h | Neil Young

‘Brooks, Meadows and Lovely Faces’ (‘Al Ma’ wal Khodra wal Wajh El Hassan’): Locarno Review

Acclaimed Egyptian director Yousry Nasrallah’s wedding-themed comedy-drama will play Toronto after bowing in competition at Locarno.
19h | Boyd van Hoeij

‘The War Show’: Venice Review

Syrian radio host-turned-director Obaidah Zytoon and Danish filmmaker Andreas Dalsgaard offer a ground-level look at the Syrian Civil War.
Damien Chazelle’s follow-up to ‘Whiplash’ is an L.A.-set musical starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone as a couple of Hollywood strivers who fall in love.
1d | Jon Frosch

Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander and Rachel Weisz star in Derek Cianfrance’s period melodrama about a childless couple that finds a newborn washed ashore.

1d | Jordan Mintzer

‘Nocturama’: Film Review

‘Saint Laurent’ director Bertrand Bonello depicts a terrorist attack in Paris.
1d | Jonathan Holland

‘At the End of the Tunnel’ (‘Al Final del Tunel’): Film Review

Leonardo Sbaraglia stars in Rodrigo Grande’s ‘Rear Window’ homage about a robbery, a man and his wheelchair.
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