IXCANUL VOLCANO ★★★½☆
Multiple issues skewered in this Guatemalan growing pains drama. Last 20 minutes transforms film.
News flash: IXCANUL VOLCANO is better than POMPEII (natch).
DIARY OF A CHAMBERMAID ★★☆☆☆
Another half idea taken to uninteresting places, from director of FAREWELL MY QUEEN.
Léa Seydoux can't save DIARY OF A CHAMBERMAID. And the Dardennes brothers co-produced. Was their job to stop director making worse choices?
VICTORIA [stars embargo until world premiere]
Holy f*ck. A 2 hour 20 seemingly seamless shot. BEFORE SUNRISE segues into BONNIE AND CLYDE.
Will the Silver Bear for best director go to VICTORIA?