An overview of twelve films in the 2019 Venice Film Festival that get my thumbs-up vote.
Matt writes: Sometimes the job of a critic is to provide a platform for films not receiving their deserved attention from audiences. In light of its underwhelming box office numbers, I'd like to place a spotlight on one of the year's most acclaimed movies, Olivia Wilde's "Booksmart," a wonderful comedy about teenage friends encouraged to break the rules in their final hours as high schoolers.
Chaz Ebert shares her thoughts on Ron Howard's new documentary, "Pavarotti," and presents an appreciation of the Lyric Opera.
The newest on Blu-ray and DVD, including Bohemian Rhapsody, A Star is Born, and Overlord.