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Film Festival loveless_1-1
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Andrey Zvyagintsev’s drama Loveless won the Jury Prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and focuses on a married couple who are in the middle of a nasty divorce when their mutual son goes missing. The Russian director already won an award for Best Screenplay in 2014 for Leviathan and was awarded the…

Film Festival the_square_h_2017-1-1
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Four out of five award-winning feature films by Ruben Östlund premiered in Cannes in several sections of the festival. His feature Involuntary screened at Un Certain Regard back in 2008, Play won the Coup de cœur Prize in the Director’s Fortnight in 2011 and Force Majeure was awarded the Jury Prize at Un…

Film Festival thebeguiled_1-1
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Set in Virginia three years into the Civil War in 1864, Sofia Coppola’s latest film The Beguiled is an adaptation of Thomas P. Cullinan’s novel of the same name from 1961 and a remake of Don Siegel’s film from 1971. Compared to its predecessor, Coppola’s take on the story is told from a female perspective…

Film Festival comeswim_1-1
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Come Swim, the experimental 18-minute short film from actress-turned-director Kristen Stewart already premiered at Sundance and screened in the Special Screening section in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival. The short is Stewart’s ambitious…

NP Approved BURNING ANNIE, Gary Lundy, Kim Murphy, 2004. ©Warner Bros
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One of the big stories out of Cannes this last week was the opposing viewpoints between Pedro Almodovar and Will Smith on wether Netflix, or any digital viewing platform for that matter, is ruining the film industry. It’s an interesting argument that deserves discussion, but it’s hard to argue against digital platforms when they’re…

Reviews womens-balcony
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In a medium saturated with heavily one-sided films about religion, The Women’s Balcony is a shining beacon of warmth, maturity, and introspection. Most films examining a religious community are little more than hagiography, demonizing the other side and celebrating the virtues of the “right” side. Now one of Israel’s…

Reviews baywatch
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Six writers receive onscreen credits for Baywatch, the Seth Gordon-directed (Identity Thief, Horrible Bosses, The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters) big-screen adaptation of the ‘90s TV-series that time forgot. Somehow those six writers, two credited for the screenplay (Damian Shannon, Mark Swift), four credited with…

Film Festival Killing_of_a_Sacred_Deer_1-1
9.0
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Yorgos Lanthimos is back in Cannes with his sinister and dark-humored psychological thriller The Killing of a Sacred Deer, a film he co-wrote with his regular collaborator Efthimis Filippou. Together, they have already co-written the critically acclaimed and award-winning films Alps, Dogtooth and The…

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