It's a demented kitsch mess (although the smeary digital video does match the muddled narrative), but it's savvy about celebrity and has more guts and energy than much of what will open this year.
| Original Score: 3/5
This is such a dazzlingly self-assured directorial debut that it's hard to know what to praise first.
Scarlet Diva has a voyeuristic tug, but all in all it's a lot less sensational than it wants to be.
| Original Score: C+
The film, while not exactly assured in its execution, is notable for its sheer audacity and openness.
This is an egotistical endeavor from the daughter of horror director Dario Argento (a producer here), but her raw performance and utter fearlessness make it strangely magnetic.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
"Argento splatters her colorful life on the screen like an adolescent's diary, trusting others to sort through the fascinating mess."
It is, by conventional standards, a fairly terrible movie ... but it is also weirdly fascinating, a ready-made Eurotrash cult object. It is also, at times, curiously moving.
| Original Score: 2/5
When twentysomething hotsies make movies about their lives, hard-driving narcissism is a given, but what a world we'd live in if Argento's Hollywood counterparts ... had this much imagination and nerve.