RFF2018: American Animals

RFF2018: American Animals

Bart Layton elevates crime drama to thrilling heights 

In American Animals’ opening scene, screenwriter and director Bart Layton starts joking with the caption “This is not based on a true story”. Then “not based on” disappears and you suddenly know …

RFF2018: Boy Erased

RFF2018: Boy Erased

Lucas Hedges shines in Joel Edgerton’s solid gay conversion drama 

Gay conversion therapy is a sensitive topic to handle but also one of the favorite of this season: after the triumph at Sundance Film Festival of female-driven The Miseducation of

RFF2018’s Close Encounters: Cate Blanchett

RFF2018’s Close Encounters: Cate Blanchett

Highlights from the one-hour onstage conversation with the australian actress 

The two-time Oscar winner Cate Blanchett took center stage yesterday at the Rome Film Festival: in the morning the actress presented Eli Roth’s The House with the Clock in its

RFF2018: Bad Times at the El Royale

RFF2018: Bad Times at the El Royale

Drew Goddard returns to the director’s chair with a smart and unpredictable noir thriller 

Some people remeber Drew Goddard for his 2012 directorial debut, The Cabin in the Woods, but they forget that the american filmmaker is also a …