“It’s autumn in Connecticut, a wonderland to me,” a radiant Kelli O’Hara sings in the opening song of “Far From Heaven.” A scant few leaves drift down from the rafters as, behind her, projections of foliage flatten an October riot of yellows, golds and reds into two dimensions.
A cowboy-hat-wearing robot with “Sell” emblazoned across its chest adorns a wall-length mural in the lounge of RGM Advisors LLC in Austin, Texas. Another robot, with “Buy” on it, wobbles toward a green Wall Street sign as two machines tote spark-emitting high-speed cables.
“Bachelorette” views straight men and women as different species, violently antagonistic and equally deadly. It’s such a cruel comedy that the first laughs it shocks out of the audience are too hateful to be much fun.
Robert Redford, “Scarface” director Brian de Palma and “Tree of Life” director Terrence Malick will screen their new movies at the Venice Film Festival, while Spike Lee debuts a documentary about the late Michael Jackson.