Matthew Lickona 2:02 p.m., Sept. 23
The Star Maker
Giuseppe Tornatore, fresh from a short sojourn in France for A Pure Formality, is back in Fellini country: a phony talent scout (Sergio Castellitto) collects small fees from peasants in postwar Sicily in return for screen tests and the hope of stardom. Irony battles bathos and gets beaten badly. With Tiziana Lodato. 1995.