Brad Pitt in a still from Ad Astra (category TBC), directed by James Gray.

Venice 2019: Ad Astra film review – Brad Pitt shines in James Gray’s philosophical sci-fi masterpiece

  • Brad Pitt gives a career defining performance in this beautifully shot and scripted film
  • James Gray makes good use of his big budget, which is reflected in the set pieces and camera work
Topic |   American films

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Brad Pitt in a still from Ad Astra (category TBC), directed by James Gray.
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(From left to right) Ethan Hawke, Juliette Binoche and Catherine Deneuve in a scene from The Truth (category: TBC), directed by Hirokazu Koreeda.

Venice 2019: The Truth film review – Catherine Deneuve, Juliette Binoche in Hirokazu Koreeda’s Paris-set drama

  • The Japanese director’s first film since winning last year’s Palme d’Or in Cannes is an intimate family drama, much like his previous work
  • His observations of human behaviour remain razor-sharp as Deneuve and Binoche trade barbs
Topic |   European films

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(From left to right) Ethan Hawke, Juliette Binoche and Catherine Deneuve in a scene from The Truth (category: TBC), directed by Hirokazu Koreeda.
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