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Midway through the awards for 71st Cannes Film Festival, Asia Argento told the audience that the event was Harvey Weinstein’s “hunting ground.” [...]
Sat, May 19, 2018
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In a genuinely shocking turn of events, self-promoted shit-stirrer Gaspar Noé’s new film Climax — which was re-screened for festival-goers yesterday after it won the Directors’ Fortnight’s Art Cinema Award — is one of the best and most broadly-loved films to premiere in Cannes this year, pleasing devoted followers while winning over a fair many skeptics in the process. I’ll confess to being reasonably on board with his let’s-not-call-it-a-“project” coming into this one — especially when he works in 3D, as he did in his throwback to ’70s erotica, Love (2015) — though my enthusiasm for his movies has been [...]
Sat, May 19, 2018
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His films and stage work angered Communist officials, but he was embraced abroad and seen as an inspiration for the Romanian New Wave. [...]
Fri, May 18, 2018
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The singer, actress and filmmaker, who is the subject of a new retrospective, says, “If I can think up something, I’ll follow through.” [...]
Fri, May 18, 2018
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Yes, there was fashion. But what stood out at the 71st Cannes Film Festival were the various demonstrations: on behalf of women, Gaza, Brazilian Indians, racial equality and more. [...]
Fri, May 18, 2018
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While there are discoveries to be had at this festival, Cannes is notoriously light on unknown quantities; Yomeddine is the only debut in this year’s Competition slate, and who knows how or why that happened. It’s a festival that prides itself on grandiosity and presenting the vanguard of arthouse filmmaking, albeit with some degree of familiarity, which means that much of the excitement of coming to watch movies here stems either from promises fulfilled or witnessing the occasional familiar face move in a new direction. Invigorating as these latter cases are to behold, they inevitably arrive with mixed results, as exemplified in [...]
Fri, May 18, 2018
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“Happy as Lazzaro” and “Burning” are strong entries, so it’s too bad they won’t mean much to the American box office. [...]
Fri, May 18, 2018
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It’s a good week for cinematic iconoclasts, with extras-laden Blu-ray editions of Larry Cohen’s It’s Alive trilogy, Joseph H. Lewis’ Gun Crazy, and Sergio Leone’s A Fistful of Dollars all newly available. Cohen’s reputation has received a major and well deserved boost in the last couple years with the release of Steve Mitchell’s King Cohen documentary and reissues of many of his best films (Black Caesar, The Stuff, Special Effects) on Blu-ray. Shout Factory’s new boxed set containing It’s Alive (1974), It Lives Again (1978) and It’s Alive III: Island of the Alive (1987) is likely to further fuel the [...]
Fri, May 18, 2018
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In Raja Gosnell’s canine comedy, a Rottweiler teams up with a human crime-fighting partner to thwart an international animal smuggling ring. [...]
Thu, May 17, 2018
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Our guide to film series and special screenings. [...]
Thu, May 17, 2018
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This documentary explores the world of Michael Zahs, a collector who locates a home — other than his — for his enormous trove of memorabilia. [...]
Thu, May 17, 2018
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David Leitch narrates a sequence featuring Ryan Reynolds and Julian Dennison. [...]
Thu, May 17, 2018
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Find the character in the words on the page, he instructed Kevin Kline, Glenn Close, James Gandolfini, Rachel Weisz and others. [...]
Thu, May 17, 2018
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Four screen goddesses — Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton, Mary Steenburgen and Candice Bergen — play characters searching for their inner goddesses. [...]
Thu, May 17, 2018
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The upheaval of 50 years ago is hardly history at the movies — from zombies to concerns about male-dominated Hollywood, what happened continues to reverberate. [...]
Thu, May 17, 2018
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