Italy

Nanni Moretti's story of losing a mother offers glimpses of gentle wisdom.
Losing a mother can affect the psyche in a particularly primal way, leaving even the middle-aged feeling lost or orphaned. Italian writer-director Nanni Moretti’s autobiographically inspired Mia Madre captures this dislocation in an intriguing –...
It may have been a really, really ridiculously good-looking idea on paper, but Ben Stiller's attempt to bring back one of his more beloved creations feels like a cheap designer knockoff in Zoolander 2.
Youth skilfully evokes the joy and melancholy of time as it passes, the yearning for new experience that drives us on even as our ability to seize it wanes.
Italian writer-director Paolo Sorrentino’s latest film doesn’t hit the heights of his 2013 effort The Great Beauty; that film’s near-perfect mix of longing and cynicism set the bar at a height he hasn’t cleared since. But Youth skilfully evokes...
A first-look review from the 2015 Venice Film Festival.
There's a lot more than just sun and sex teeming beneath the glistening surface of Luca Guadagnino's A Bigger Splash, which takes Jacques Deray's coolly seductive 1969 Swimming Pool as the platform from which it dives into far deeper - and more...