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Oh, Canada | 2024 Cannes Film Festival Review
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Pieces of a Man: Schrader Explores Atonement in Toned Down Adaptation Throughout his illustrious career as a director and screenwriter, Paul Schrader has specialized in crafting characters, most often men, wracked with guilt and anxiety, searching for forgiveness. His twenty-fourth...
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Kinds of Kindness | 2024 Cannes Film Festival Review
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Bounds of Boundaries: Lanthimos Entertains Himself with Bizarre Triptych It’s safe to say Yorgos Lanthimos has undoubtedly entered the oblivious, self-indulgent era of his career with his latest, Kinds of Kindness, recycling a large number of his Poor Things (2023)...
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Three Kilometres To The End Of The World | 2024 Cannes Film Festival Review
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It Can’t Happen Here: Parvu’s Agonizing Procedural on Small Town Homophobia For his third feature, Three Kilometers to the End of the World, Romanian director Emanuel Pârvu once again tackles a scenario of strained relations between children and their parents....
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Vingt Dieux (Holy Cow) | 2024 Cannes Film Festival Review
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Smells Like Entrepreneurial Spirit!: Courvoisier Climbs Up the Totone Poll In her directorial debut, Louise Courvoisier delves into themes of altruism and resilience, navigating a narrative that straddles the line between a troubled past and an uncertain future. It’s got...
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Bird | 2024 Cannes Film Festival Review
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Dole Days: Arnold Flutters About with Strange Bedfellows There’s certainly a definable emotional core in Andrea Arnold’s fifth narrative feature, Bird, but the ideas and themes tying it all together are about as wispy and freewheeling as scattered feathers drifting...
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Francis Ford Coppola’s Megalopolis – 2024 Cannes Critics’ Panel: Day 3
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Winner of two Palme d’Ors, Francis Ford Coppola‘s makes a huge return to Cannes with a film that will not go unnoticed in Megalopolis. With the price tag of about 120 Sean Baker features, this Julius Caesar salad (forgive the...
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Les Fantômes (Ghost Trail) | 2024 Cannes Film Festival Review
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The Executioner’s Song: Millet’s Stabbing Debut Looks at How Control Moves Beyond Borders If a Syrian doesn’t find himself in Syria does he still make a sound? In Jonathan Millet’s feature debut, those who are far, far away from their...
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Andrea Arnold’s Bird – 2024 Cannes Critics’ Panel: Day 3
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We have two English-language items with two very different price tags in today’s double pairing for the competition. The first item out of the gate (that caused several of our critics scheduling issues) was the latest film by Andrea Arnold....
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The Invasion | 2024 Cannes Film Festival Review
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Life During Wartime: Loznitsa’s Gaze Blankets Ukraine Director Sergei Loznitsa continues as the ultimate contemporary chronicler of Ukraine’s past and present, his latest, the aptly titled The Invasion, highlighting lives of citizens over the past two years of war with...
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Megalopolis | 2024 Cannes Film Festival Review
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Atlas Farted: Coppola’s Labor of Love a Lackluster Saga While he’s one of the greatest film directors of all time, mostly thanks to a handful of films he delivered during the 1970s New American Cinema movement, Francis Ford Coppola’s long-gestating,...
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