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Meanwhile in France…Cannes to Be Specific
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Back on April 11th, when Cannes Film Festival artistic director Thierry Fremaux and Festival president Iris Knobloch announced most of the films in the Official Selection of the 77th Festival, then a little over a month away (May 14 -...
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Arnaud Desplechin and Mathieu Amalric Salute Cinema In First Trailer for Cannes Debut Filmlovers!
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I’m possibly embargoed from speaking too much about Arnaud Desplechin’s Spectateurs! / Filmlovers!, which debuts at the Cannes Film Festival on May 22, but suffice it to say those who’ve loved the previous entries in his Paul Dedalus saga (1996’s...
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NATIONAL ANTHEM Trailer: Charlie Plummer Discovers Love and Self in Queer Cowboy Drama
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Charlie Plummer finds love and discovers his own version of the American dream in National Anthem. Photographer Luke Gilford directs in his feature-length debut from a script he penned alongside Kevin Best and David Largman Murray. Premiering at last year’s...
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June on the Criterion Channel Includes Paul Schrader, Jean Grémillon, Synth Soundtracks & More
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Oh, Canada debuting this week on the Croisette is high time to see lesser-seen Schrader on the Criterion Channel, who’ll debut an 11-title series including the likes of Touch, The Canyons, and Patty Hearst, while Old Boyfriends (written with his...
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Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar Wastes Its Lavish Potential
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Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali is one of Hindi cinema’s best directors. His name is synonymous with sumptuous costumes, opulent production design, vivid female lead characters, expertly directed songs that function like short films, and soaring music. Actresses over the years...
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Amnesiascope Presents a Rare Jean-Luc Godard Film at the Brooklyn Center for Theatre Research on May 28
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My screening series Amnesiascope will have its next event on Tuesday, May 28 at the Brooklyn Center for Theatre Research. It was only a matter of time until I showed a film by Jean-Luc Godard, and if it’s so early...
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New Details Emerge on Richard Linklater’s Nouvelle Vague, “The Story of a Personal Revolution In Cinema”
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First look notwithstanding, details have been few and far between on Richard Linklater’s Nouvelle Vague, largely understood to concern the production of Jean-Luc Godard’s Breathless, making notable a new set report from Les Inrockuptibles. It should’ve been obvious from the...
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National Anthem Trailer: Charlie Plummer Searches for the American Dream in Queer Drama
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After exploring the American frontier in Andrew Haigh’s Lean on Pete, Charlie Plummer returns to the terrain with Luke Gilford’s directorial debut National Anthem. Premiering at last year’s SXSW, the film follows a construction worker who joins a community of...
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​Nocturnal Suburban Teen Angst Fantasia: Jane Schoenbrun on I Saw the TV Glow
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With their surreal and shimmering “I Saw the TV Glow,” Jane Schoenbrun has made one of the year’s defining films—an eerie and overwhelmingly potent meditation on teenage dysphoria, repression, and representation, in which two high school classmates obsess over a...
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MEGALOPOLIS Teaser Trailer: Francis Ford Coppola’s Passion Piece Imagines a New Civilization
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As the 77th Cannes Film Festival kicks off today, Francis Ford Coppola has just increased our anticipation with an epic new teaser for his passion piece Megalopolis. His first film in over a decade since 2011’s Twixt, Coppola (a two-time...
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