Two more lists from Phoenix contributors.
Well, I guess it was inevitable. My first big disappointment at the festival, Rather than be negative and name names, and also because this is one of the films in competition (I'm on the FIPRESCI jury), I'll just say that the book it is based on is still great. And I'm not referring to "Anna Karenina," which everyone says was terrific and which I missed.
You'd think that one psychopath would be enough for a movie. As a character in Martin McDonagh's film "Seven Psychopaths" points out, they can get tiresome. But McDonagh, the prolific playwright and the director of the unconventional, black comic gangster movie "In Bruges," has managed to brilliantly orchestrate not only his seven whack jobs and as many narratives.