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England’s hardest-working actress finally gets her star moment in America, playing Mary Tyrone in “Long Day’s Journey Into Night.” [...]
Wed, May 16, 2018
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The latest entry in the Tom Cruise franchise features familiar faces like Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames but also newcomers to the series like Angela Bassett. [...]
Wed, May 16, 2018
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The film is a careful, effective adaptation of Ian McEwan’s novel of intimacy and heartbreak, starring Saoirse Ronan and Billy Howle. [...]
Wed, May 16, 2018
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Where did Han Solo get his last name? How did he and Chewbacca meet? What was the hand of Sabacc that won him the Millennium Falcon? [...]
Tue, May 15, 2018
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Among the markers of a great film—of a great work of art in general—is its ability to conjure itself up unannounced, repeatedly, in the light of neighboring films and artworks; it becomes a lens through which other work is viewed, a standard by which everything else is held, a shadow enlightening the world we now walk through. This is one way of briefly reiterating something I attempted to articulate in my third dispatch: Jean-Luc Godard’s The Image Bookis great art, corroborated for me by its persistent presence in my consciousness during the last several days of movie watching—most notably (and [...]
Tue, May 15, 2018
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At the moment, Harry Lennix is perhaps best known for his portrayal of FBI agent Harold Cooper on NBC’s The Blacklist. The breadth and depth of his work on the stage and screen go well beyond that hit show, however, with film roles spanning from Robert Townsend’s The Five Heartbeats and Julie Taymor’s Titus, to General Swanwick in both Man of Steel and Batman vs. Superman, and on Broadway in August Wilson’s final play Radio Golf, and Cymbeline at The Royal Shakespeare Company. In 2014 Lennix created Exponent Media Group and began producing his own content, such as H4, a [...]
Tue, May 15, 2018
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In an interview, the director of “BlacKkKlansman,” playing at the Cannes Film Festival, says he was galvanized by the violence at the 2017 Charlottesville rally. [...]
Tue, May 15, 2018
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The cinematographer Rachel Morrison explains how she lit key scenes, including one that turned a sunny day into a brooding one. [...]
Tue, May 15, 2018
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The teaser for the biopic emphasizes the likeness between the actor and the rocker. The film is due this fall after the director was replaced on the production. [...]
Tue, May 15, 2018
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The director said the president has exacerbated racial tensions at a news conference at the film festival. [...]
Tue, May 15, 2018
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Over the last couple of days, I’ve encountered a string of films that I’ve found to be less than generative, and hence difficult to write about. Cannes, like most international film festivals, offers a selection of films that tend to be too forthcoming about their moral positions, and too specific with regards to how their viewers are intended to emote. For instance, this morning’s competition screening, Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Shoplifters—a poignant, carefully structured look at an impoverished Japanese family’s daily life—is nice to look at, impressively acted and easy to be moved by, but places hard, unmissable accents on all of [...]
Tue, May 15, 2018
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The festival has set up a harassment hotline, issued warnings and held a red-carpet rally, but it is also being criticized for a dearth of female filmmakers. [...]
Tue, May 15, 2018
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Los Angeles-based writer/director Joe Penna has made a name for himself in the YouTube world with his popular channel MysteryGuitarMan. Combining his passion for music and stop-motion animation, the channel, now over ten years old, boasts 2.8 million subscribers and over 400 million views. Videos such as “Guitar Impossible” have screened at the Guggenheim Museum. In addition to his many commercials for top brands, the native Brazilian gained further attention for his short films, including Instant Getaway, that was produced by Ron Howard and Brian Grazer and Turning Point and was selected to play at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. [...]
Mon, May 14, 2018
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Last week I had coffee with American filmmaker/projectionist/translator Ted Fendt, and he said something that has, as I’d expected, stayed with me during my time watching and thinking about movies in Cannes. He suggested—or at least wondered aloud—that the lack of great writing on Jean-Luc Godard’s late period might be attributable to the fact that it is so difficult for critics to match the radicality of the films themselves. I was immediately inclined to push back against the idea, just as I was intrigued by it, and proceeded to wonder if a thorough exegesis of a Godard film might be [...]
Sat, May 12, 2018
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Egyptian writer/director Abu Bakr (A.B.) Shawky and his filmmaking and real-life partner Egyptian producer Dina Emam made an impact weeks before their first feature, Yomeddine, even screened in Cannes. Theirs is the rare first-time feature to screen in what is most certainly the most prestigious launchpad for any movie: the festival’s Main Competition. Meaning “Day of Judgment” in Arabic, the film centers around a man with leprosy (Rady Gamal, “Beshay”) who goes in search of his family across Egypt with all of his possessions loaded on a donkey. Together with a young orphaned boy (Ahmed Abdelhafiz, “Obama”), the two fend [...]
Sat, May 12, 2018
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