A train wreck of a film whose chaotic, partly improvised story and too-tricky mix of film stocks, image sizes, split-screen effects and color/B&W footage overwhelm some phenomenally beautiful sequences and a memorable performance by Saffron Burroughs. Writer-director Mike Figgis juggles four narratives that play out more-or-less simultaneously and all involve the Hungaria Hotel in Venice. A swarm of filmmakers, led by director Trent Stoken (Rhys Ifans) and producer Jonathan Danderfine (David Schwimmer), are making a Dogma 95 version of Jacobean playwright John Webster's lurid The Duchess of Malfi
. They lose their only star, Australian actor Gavin McKay (Jason ...