Sunday, 31 August 2014

VENICE REPORT: MANGLEHORN


Two Al Pacino dramas showed within 14 hours of one another at Venice this weekend, with both receiving mixed reviews for the filmmaking, but largely positive ones for Pacino. David Gordon Green's Manglehorn has fared better than Barry Levinson's The Humbling, but some critics have expressed frustration and befuddlement at Green's latest oddity in a career already full of them. Reviews are from Robbie Collin at The Telegraph, Tommaso Tocci at The Film Stage, Alonso Duralde at The Wrap, Xan Brooks at The Guardian, Peter Debruge at Variety, Jessica Kiang at The Playlist, Catherine Bray at In Contention, John Bleasdale at CineVue and David Rooney at The Hollywood Reporter.