Five Picks from Venice Film Festival 2018

Patrick Fugit, Ryan Gosling, and Shawn Eric Jones in "First Man"

As Venice Film Festival 2018 draws to a close, here are five of our top picks from the festival so far.

First Man

First Man is an epic drama which recounts the story of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. Ryan Gosling stars as Neil Armstrong and audiences were wow’d by Gosling’s big step for mankind and Damien Chazel’s big step for film.


Alfonso Curaron’s Roma made its premiere at the festival. The movie is an homage to Cuaron’s home in Mexico. Like his blockbuster hit Gravity, the movie stunned audiences with its outstanding visuals.

A Star is Born

Bradley Cooper’s remake of the 1937 classic charmed the critics with its deep sense of romanticism and Gaga and Cooper’s wonderful performances.


Peterloo recounts the 1819 massacre of Peterloo. This historical drama is Mike Leigh’s first film since 2014’s Mr. Turner.


Although critics have been divided by the movie, the highly anticipated remake with Thom Yorke’s original score is definitely one to look out for in the cinema.