Screenwriter of Oscar winner "Mediterraneo," Monteleone graduates confidently to a far more physically demanding project after his narrowly actorish
debut "The Real Life of Antonio H.
A grueling account of an apparently normal woman's descent into self-mutilation, French actress-turned-director Marina de Van's "In My Skin" delves far more deeply into grisly physical manifestation than psychological motivation, making it seem something of an actorish
Kolvenbach doesn't so much withhold information as willfully deny access to it, preferring to write the sort of actorish
set-pieces that are generally more entertaining for the performers than spectators.
The play's actorish
comedy emerges easily and sometimes with bruising force -- the quick dismissal of Richard's "He cannot live" to an early victim: No crisis of conscience there
Baka's depiction of a man gone bad is full of repetitive, actorish
tics and pales next to his punk murderer in Kieslowski's "A Short Film About Killing.
Murphy is infinitely more enjoyable here than in her actorish
turn in "Don't Say a Word," while Garcia is frustratingly plain as the grownup Jason.
Continuing his preference for little-known or nonprofessional actors, Olmi has assembled a mixed cast of Italians and Central Europeans, and while the post-synced dialogue imposes a slightly flat studio sound, the expressive faces, free from actorish
mannerisms, contribute greatly to the film's arresting solemnity.