Variety reports that the documentary Kassim the Dream won alongside a coming-of-age-drama called Acne. Defiance closed the fest, Doubt opened it.¬† Speaking of Doubt, LAist’s Farley Elliot reviews Doubt today:
It cannot be stressed enough how well Doubt does with this level of talent at its fingertips. The abundant and ambitious scenes between Streep and Hoffman fly off the screen, and recall much of the tension and vibrancy the staged version packs in so well. Armed with subtle nuances and small motor movements that are so crucial to the theatrical production, the film is allowed the benefit of external locations, visually stunning shots, and heavy symbolism, without losing the hard-fought needs that keep each character motivated. Perhaps this is what is most compelling about Doubt; it combines the greatest elements of the play with the glossy finish only a film delivers. And just imagine, all this from the same man who brought us Joe Versus The Volcano. Seriously.