Cannes 2013

Cannes Review: Le Passe (2013)

In his latest film, made in France, Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi presents a clinical exploration of the seemingly simplest and most harmless omission, utterance, or turn of the head to capture the labyrinth that is human communication, its ethical lining, and hence its moral ... Read More »

Cannes Review: Jimmy P. (2013)

The push to get reviews out early does some disservice to complex Cannes films. There could be a slim chance Jimmy P: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian is a secretly great movie, hiding its Freudian undertones under a bland super-ego of wooden dialogue and overloaded flashbacks. B... Read More »

Cannes Review: Like Father, Like Son (2013) - Essential Viewing

There’s a sudden strong possibility that 2013 could be Hirokazu Kore-eda’s year at Cannes. His 2004 film Nobody Knows lost out to Fahrenheit 9/11 for the Palm D’Or, while taking home the Best Actor award for 12-year-old Yûya Yagira. This year Steven Spielberg heads the jury, and ... Read More »

Cannes Review: Miele (2013)

The directorial debut of Valeria Golino, best known outside of Italy for roles in Rain Man and the Hot Shots! movies, Miele should prove to be one of the biggest surprises of Un Certain Regard. Read More »

Cannes Review: Stop the Pounding Heart (2013)

An Official Selection of the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, Stop the Pounding Heart is Italian director Roberto Minervini’s third feature made in Texas. A social study of Christian America, Minervini’s film contrasts a family of home-schooling goat farmers with a roughneck family of ... Read More »

Cannes Review: A Touch of Sin (2013)

What do A Touch of Sin and Django Unchained have in common? Both are about the downtrodden, explore fantasies of revenge, and both are made by directors who know how to shoot violence. Finally, both are twenty minutes too long. Read More »

Cannes Review: Jeune et Jolie (2013)

“You’re not really serious when you’re seventeen.” In the second entry in the Cannes Competition, François Ozon (Swimming Pool, 8 Women) delivers a subtle, non-judgmental exploration of sex work and female sexuality. Read More »

Cannes Review: Heli (2013)

Opening with an image of distress – a young man’s badly beaten face held down on the floor of a pick-up truck by an unseen aggressor’s boot – Heli is not a film that pulls its punches. In fact, by the end of the first scene director Amat Escalante’s camera has lingered hauntingly... Read More »

Cannes Review: Heli (2013)

Anyone decently versed in Mexico’s drug war will find Heli an intriguingly filmed recap of familiar headlines. Director Amat Escalante, writer/director of Sangre and Los Bastardos, continues his preoccupation with drug culture and the Mexican working class. He pulls off some inte... Read More »

Official Selections For 2013 Cannes Film Festival

Official Selections For 2013 Cannes Film Festival

Opening Film “The Great Gatsby” (dir. Baz Luhrmann) Official Selection “Behind The Candelabra” (dir. Steven Soderbergh) “Borgman” (dir. Alex Van Warmerdam) “Un Chateau En Italie” (dir. Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi) “La Grande Bellez... Read More »

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