Tag: cannes2019

Karlovy Vary 2019 Review: SICK SICK SICK, Love, Grief, Madness in New Cinema

Coming-of-age, madness and macabre in new aesthetics.

Interview: Jim Jarmusch & THE DEAD DON'T DIE

Quite like the new Jim Jarmusch film, The Dead Don’t Die, Sturgill Simpson’s self-titled theme song delivers many delicious nuggets of zombie metaphor in a smilin’ down-home death-ballad drawl. ‘Oh the dead don’t die, any more than you or I,...

Cannes 2019 Interview: Abel Ferrara and TOMMASO

Like Harvey Keitel in Bad Lieutenant, Abel Ferrara is an artist who’s never been afraid to let it all hang out. In fact, I can think of few filmmakers more ready, willing and capable of cinematically exorcising personal demons in...

Cannes 2019 Review: Genre Hybrid LITTLE JOE Exerts a Hypnotic Pull

If I Lost My Body presents happiness as a hard-won emotion and the search for wholeness as a potentially lifelong struggle then, by comparison, Jessica Hausner’s Palme d’Or contender Little Joe questions how far we might conceivably go to achieve...

Cannes 2019 Review: I LOST MY BODY Cuts a Lyrical Slice of Life Through Fantastical Means

Jérémy Clapin's animated knockout features the voice of Harrison Ford.

Cannes 2019 Review: ONCE UPON A TIME... IN HOLLYWOOD and the Beauty of Pure Entertainment

Quentin Tarantino's ninth feature film has debuted.

Cannes 2019 Interview: Takashi Miike's Dreamy Bloodbath FIRST LOVE

Well, it was bound to happen. If Takashi Miike made enough films - I think he’s well over 100 - he would eventually stumble into a project that, in addition to bearing typical descriptors like brutal and ultraviolent, might just...

Cannes 2019 Review: THE DEAD DON'T DIE Is A Nice Place To Live

I’m not sure what possessed Jim Jarmusch to make a zombie film, but I, for one, am so damn glad he did! And, to be clear, this is coming from someone who swore off the subgenre eons ago. Sure, there...

Cannes 2019: Second Wave of Titles Announced, Miike, Diaz, Bonello, Gaudagnino to Bow at the French Riviera

After the main competition was revealed last week, new titles have been added to the slate of the French celebration of cinema. The parallel section Director´s Fortnight will welcome original auteurs and visionary film for the 51st time.

Cannes 2019: Malick, Jarmusch, Herzog, Ferrara, Bong Joon-Ho, Almodóvar and Refn Head to La Croisette

The veil over the 72nd edition of the Cannes had been lifted as the festival´s director Thierry Frémaux revealed the main competition line-up. The upcoming edition will boast a slate of seasoned veterans along with promising talents in the ranks up-and-coming filmmakers.