Friday, 29 August 2014

VENICE REPORT: 99 HOMES


Ramin Bahrani's last attempt at breaking into the American mainstream with a socially-conscious melodrama, At Any Price, deservedly fell flat on his face. Dedicated to the man who effectively made his career, the late Roger Ebert, his latest, 99 Homes, is faring rather better with critics at the Venice Film Festival, where it's his second film to screen in competition, after At Any Price. Read the reviews from Todd McCarthy at The Hollywood Reporter, Adam Woodward at Little White Lies, Jessica Kiang at The Playlist, Alonso Duralde at The Wrap, John Bleasdale at CineVue, Guy Lodge at Variety, David Sexton at Evening Standard and Catherine Bray at In Contention.