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David Katz


46 articles available in total starting from 11/07/2018. Last article published on 22/10/2020.

Review: Rebecca

Review: Rebecca

British genre great Ben Wheatley’s first big-budget feature is a disappointingly conservative adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s gothic classic  

22/10 | Films | Reviews | UK

Review: Ammonite

Review: Ammonite

Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan play Victorians finding love on rocky Dorset beaches, in Francis Lee’s fine follow-up to God’s Own Country  

19/10 | London 2020

Review: Asia

Review: Asia

Israeli director Ruthy Pribar makes an impressive feature debut with this tender story focusing on an embattled mother-daughter relationship  

13/10 | Warsaw 2020

Review: Shadow Country

Review: Shadow Country

A small Czech village examines its soul before and after World War II in Bohdan Sláma’s powerful black-and-white drama  

09/10 | London 2020

Review: Ghosts

Review: Ghosts

VENICE 2020: Turkish director Azra Deniz Okyay breaks out with an excellent debut film featuring a cross-cutting narrative, a deserving winner of the International Film Critics’ Week Grand Prize  

15/09 | Venice 2020 | International Film Critics’ Week

Review: Tragic Jungle

Review: Tragic Jungle

VENICE 2020: Adapting the classic Mayan legend of the Xtabay, rising Mexican helmer Yulene Olaizola creates a taut but disappointing jungle-set thriller  

14/09 | Venice 2020 | Orizzonti

Ghosts and Bad Roads come out on top in Venice’s International Film Critics’ Week

Ghosts and Bad Roads come out on top in Venice’s International Film Critics’ Week

VENICE 2020: The features, both produced or co-produced in Europe, took home the Grand Prize and the Verona Film Club Award, respectively  

12/09 | Venice 2020 | International Film Critics’ Week/Awards

Review: Laila in Haifa

Review: Laila in Haifa

VENICE 2020: Israeli great Amos Gitai crafts a beautiful nocturnal roundelay in an unusual location: a hip bar with an equally Israeli and Palestinian clientele  

11/09 | Venice 2020 | Competition

Review: Dear Comrades

Review: Dear Comrades

VENICE 2020: Andrei Konchalovsky continues his latter-day form with this excellent drama focusing on a popular uprising in Novocherkassk, USSR, and the ensuing massacre  

09/09 | Venice 2020 | Competition

Review: Bad Roads

Review: Bad Roads

VENICE 2020: Adapted from a stage play, this chilling debut by Natalya Vorozhbit unveils mostly pain and little hope in the war-torn Donbass region  

08/09 | Venice 2020 | International Film Critics’ Week

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