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Why Everyone Should Watch Philippe Falardeau's 'The Bleeder' at the Dubai Film Festival

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 12.13.2016 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

It is seldom that you meet someone you can honestly, and with a straight face call kind in the cinema business. It's even more rare to find a person l...

'Along for the Ride' in Venice: The Real Dennis Hopper Told by Nick Ebeling & Satya de la Manitou

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.21.2016 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

Perhaps it is because I once met him at a party with my father in Los Angeles, or maybe it's due to his acting in cult mega classics like Easy Rider a...

Magic Is Fleeting: A Talk With Amir Naderi and Andrea Sartoretti About 'Monte'

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 11.28.2016 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

Could Iranian-born filmmaker Amir Naderi have foreseen, through cinematic eyes, the earthquake that devastated Central Italy just over two weeks ago? ...

The Venice Diaries 2016: Leaving 'Paradise', a 'White Sun', the 'Jackie' and 'Orlo!'

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.09.2016 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

I felt a pang of anxiety as I left Venice this morning, in the midst of the boats' rush hour traffic. It was a strange feeling, like knowing that this...

A Practical Dreamer: Talking with Ana Lily Amirpour about 'The Bad Batch' in Venice

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.08.2016 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

When the line-up for the 73rd Venice International Film Festival was announced, in late July, there was one film that immediately jumped off the page ...

The Reluctant Feminist: An Interview with 'My Art' Filmmaker Laurie Simmons

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.08.2016 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

While I do believe that talking too much about the lack of diversity and woman-power in Hollywood only helps perpetuate the stereotypes, it's undeniab...

'American Anarchist' in Venice: Talking Choices and Responsibilities with Filmmaker Charlie Siskel

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.07.2016 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

"One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes... and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibilit...

The Venice Diaries 2016: Simmons' 'My Art', Naderi's 'Monte', 'Rocco' and 'The Bad Batch'

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.07.2016 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

During my journey to discover the best film in the Venice Film Festival, which only proves more challenging the more movies I watch, I was advised by ...

'São Jorge' Hits Venice: An Interview with Marco Martins, Nuno Lopes and Mariana Nunes

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.05.2016 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

I'll admit it, the Portuguese film São Jorge by Marco Martins was briefly called "the other boxing movie" by me in Venice. But after a spellbinding...

The Venice Diaries 2016: 'São Jorge', 'Tabl' and Wearing Dennis Hopper's Poncho

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.05.2016 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

In fact, even when the broodingly handsome Jorge, played to quiet perfection by Nuno Lopes, tries to get his ex-wife Susana, played wonderfully by the real-life stunner Mariana Nunes, his desperate urgency is too much for her to bear, at first.

Liev Schreiber in Venice: Movie Star, 'The Bleeder' and Persol Visionary Talent of 2016

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.05.2016 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

Laura Didoni for Persol, Liev Schreiber and Venice Film Festival Director Alberto Barbera Just what makes a movie star? While there are as many diffe...

We Didn't Start the Fire: Talking with Andreas Dalsgaard About 'The War Show'

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.03.2016 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

This year's Venice Days sidebar at the Venice Film Festival kicked off with a film titled The War Show, co-directed by Danish filmmaker Andreas Dalsga...

The Venice Diaries 2016: 'Arrival', an 'American Anarchist' and 'The War Show'

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.03.2016 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

At the start of the film Arrival, I wondered what the title referred to. Was this about a baby's arrival, the arrival of an illness or the arrival of ...

The Venice Diaries 2016: 'La La Land' - Here's To the Ones Who Dream

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.01.2016 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

I watch films to find answers. The answers to what happens to us, why we are here, who we're meant to be. Wim Wenders probably put it at its simplest...

Emma Stone Dressed Like Tinsel And It Was Glorious

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 09.01.2016 | Home

Emma Stone is a brilliant actress who has blessed the masses with her talent in masterpieces like “Crazy, Stupid Love,” “Birdman” and “The H...

The Italians Are Coming! Eight Films I Hope Will Make it to the Venice Film Festival

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.29.2016 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

Venice has just unveiled the official poster by artist Simone Massi for the 73rd edition of the first and oldest film festival in the world. Yes, even...

Immigration, Ambition, Identity Shape Film Miss India America

Jim Luce | Posted 03.25.2016 | Home
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It should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with the culture of South Asian immigrants that both ambition and identity do a similar dance, often with greater intensity, and is among the latest variations on a familiar American story.

Amos Gitai: With Rabin, The Last Day, Israel's Godard Takes on Netanyahu, Extremist Rabbis, and an Artist's Duty

Brandon Judell | Posted 01.29.2017 | Home
Brandon Judell

Amos Gitai. If you can recall when Vincent D'Onofrio was sexy, Gitai has that sort of confrontational charm. He turns you on while he sets you on edge...

Turkey's Oscar Entry Sivas: No Country for Little Boys

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 11.17.2016 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

At its core, Kaan Müjdeci's film Sivas is a story about a boy (Aslan), the girl he adores (Ayse), his adversary for her love (Osman) and a magical animal. Simple enough, if it was a true fairy tale.

'A Moment of Hope': Amos Gitai Talks About Rabin, the Last Day

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 10.16.2016 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

I love movies because they seem to simplify life. Nowhere is it more clear than on the big screen when a character's predicament begins to shift.

Theeb: Watch an Exclusive Clip From Jordan's Oscar Contender

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 10.15.2016 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

Theeb by Naji Abu Nowar is this year's Jordanian entry to the Academy Awards, and if instinct serves me right, it will be among the final five.

Leyla Bouzid's 'As I Open My Eyes': The Willpower and Emotions That Make Up a Woman

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.17.2016 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

One could argue that the only place where the revolutions of the Arab Spring have actually made a change for the better is Tunisia. The North African country has had its own issues since 2011, but perhaps Tunisia's downturn has much to do with its close proximity to terror hotbed Libya.

The Venice Diaries 2015: Oh Gallow Lay, The Danish Girl, Rabin, the Last Day and Juries... I Disagree!

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.13.2016 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

While I didn't watch all the winning films, I did watch other movies that in my humble opinion, are more current and relevant in their subject matter and themes.

Yann Arthus-Bertrand's Human: "Love Is the Answer"

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.12.2016 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

Perhaps what feeds this genius, this champion of communication and understanding among us, is that he comprehends the power of one. It is a power we often forget -- I know I do -- the ability to change the world, one small, tiny, at times seemingly insignificant action at a time.

Why Radha Mitchell, Sue Brooks and Odessa Young Are Looking for Grace in Venice

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.09.2016 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

I not only found through the director and writer of the film Sue Brooks, a graceful new way of looking at life, but also embarked on a journey through a world of characters that feel very familiar.