Madonna takes Venice (sans panting lion) with her film W.E., which will release in the U.S. in December after a North American premiere at Toronto. My positive review is written and waiting to be unleashed; this positive appraisal from the U.K. acknowledges the obvious, that some people took out their long knives before production began. This positive review from The Telegraph is fair; this abysmal one from The Guardian, not so much.
I assume reviews in the U.S. will be less cut with contempt (The Hollywood Reporter is politely unimpressed) considering over here, the couple's treatment is less a matter of national pride & prejudice. But regardless of what you read, this film is by NO MEANS a "risible" one-star piece of shit any more than it's a glorious, perfect five-star slice of heaven. More on my thoughts at the appropriate time.
Video of her at and after her presser:
Flowers from a fanboy (P.S. Watch the presser to see Madonna admit she loathes hydrangeas and he must not really know what she likes...!):