Intrigo: Death of an Author
This film tells us that the gulf between what we want to know and what we can know may never be illuminated.
Glenn Kenny is the editor of A Galaxy Not So Far Away: Writers and Artists On 25 Years of ‘Star Wars’ (Holt, 2002) and the author of Robert De Niro: Anatomy of An Actor (Phaidon/Cahiers du Cinema, 2014). His writings on the arts have appeared in a wide variety of publications, which include the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, the Village Voice, Entertainment Weekly, Humanities, and others. From the mid-1990s to the magazine’s 2007 folding, he was a senior editor and the chief film critic for Premiere. There he commissioned and edited pieces by David Foster Wallace, Tony Kushner, Martin Amis, William Prochnau, and other well-regarded writers. He also wrote early features on such soon-to-be-prominent motion picture figures as Paul Thomas Anderson and Billy Bob Thornton. He currently contributes film reviews and essays to RogerEbert.com and to Vanity Fair Online, Decider, the Criterion Collection website, and other outlets. He has made numerous television and radio appearances and appears as an actor in Steven Soderbergh’s 2009 film The Girlfriend Experience, and Preston Miller’s 2010 God’s Land. He was born in Fort Lee, New Jersey and has been a resident of Brooklyn since 1990; he lives in that borough with his wife.
On two new films from Venice, including a career best piece of work by John C. Reilly.
A table of contents for all of Glenn Kenny's coverage of the Venice Film Festival.
A review of new films by Luca Guadagnino, Mike Leigh, Olivier Assayas, and the Coen brothers from Venice.
A review of new films by Bradley Cooper and, believe it or not, Orson Welles.
A review of new films by Alfonso Cuaron and Rick Alverson from the start of the Venice Film Festival.
A tribute to the late Claude Lanzmann, director of "Shoah."
The RogerEbert.com pick for Best Original Screenplay.
A special look at a new Blu-ray label.
The latest from Venice includes Darren Aronofsky, Jim Carrey, and Tony Clifton.
A report on classic films restored and presented at this year's Venice Film Festival.