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Cannes 2017: "Claire's Camera," "Filmworker," "Unforgiven"

51 minutes agoFilm / Film Reviews :

When you make your schedule at the Cannes Film Festival, you have to be... what's the word... judicious. Your editors' needs are paramount, so more often than not you can't just see whatever you want. Still, for many cinephiles, Cannes is a theme park where all the rides are movies. Show More Summary

Cannes 2017: "L'amant double," "Good Time," "12 Days"

52 minutes agoFilm / Film Reviews :

A good time was had by all at the Cannes Film Festival today at the competition press screening of “L’Amant Double,” by French director Francois Ozon (“Swimming Pool”). Based on the novel Lives of the Twins by Joyce Carol Oates under...Show More Summary

Binge-watching All Eight "Star Wars" Films For the 40th Anniversary

With today marking the 40th Anniversary of the original “Star Wars,” there will surely be a myriad of marathons running throughout the weekend. As for myself, I had a binge-watching experience of my own last weekend when I decided to watch all eight films in one day, starting at 6am and ending right around midnight. Show More Summary

Home Entertainment Consumer Guide: May 25, 2017

10 NEW TO NETFLIX "All We Had" "Beyond the Gates" "Christine" "Enemy of the State" "Hunter Gatherer" "Inglourious Bastards" "Lovesong" "The Place Beyond the Pines" "School For Scoundrels" "Southpaw" 8 NEW TO BLU-RAY/DVD "Dheepan" (Criterion)...Show More Summary

Cannes 2017: "Jeanette, the Childhood of Joan of Arc," "The Summit"

If you talk about the history of the Cannes awards, one of the most controversial years is still 1999, when a jury headed by David Cronenberg gave the Palme d'Or to the "Rosetta." The movie had screened at the tail end of the festival and had gone unseen by many journalists (including this site's beloved founder, Roger Ebert). Show More Summary

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

From yo-ho-ho to yo-ho-hum. Isn’t it generous of the folks at Disney to bestow upon us, the humble ticket-buying public, another chance to contribute to star Johnny Depp’s wine-of-the-month club fund by launching a fifth voyage into the diminishing returns of its “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise. Show More Summary

Thumbnails 5/25/17

Thumbnails is a roundup of brief excerpts to introduce you to articles from other websites that we found interesting and exciting. We provide links to the original sources for you to read in their entirety.—Chaz Ebert 1. "Brad JonesShow More Summary

Cannes 2017: "The Beguiled," "A Gentle Creature," "Closeness"

“The Beguiled” by Sofia Coppola (the Oscar-winning “Lost in Translation") kicks off today’s competition screenings in Cannes with a film that is not a remake of the 1971 Clint Eastwood vehicle directed by Don Siegel, but a reinterpretation of Thomas Cullinan’s Civil War-era novel from a female perspective. Show More Summary

“Prey” Charts Own Course Through Sci-Fi Horror Genre

There was a moment about four hours into "Prey," the new sci-fi game from Bethesda and Arkane Studios, in which I realized I had no idea what to do next. There were locked doors for which I clearly had to find a key and a maintenance vent that appeared to lead me just about nowhere. Show More Summary

ABC's "Dirty Dancing" Remake is Wildly Misjudged

"Nobody puts Baby in a corner" is one of those iconic movie lines that makes no real sense but skates by thanks to the charisma of the man saying it (see also: "Well do ya, punk?"). The prose is too heavy-handed to work outside a movie,...Show More Summary


If you’re like me, you laughed at the trailers for “Baywatch,” the feature-film comedy sendup of/homage to the cheesy lifeguarding adventure TV series. That show featured quasi-hunk David Hasselhoff and bodacious babe Pamela Anderson...Show More Summary

Cannes 2017: “24 Frames,” “Rodin,” “Radiance”

Two tragedies inflect the meaning of this seventh day of the 70th Cannes Film Festival. The first is a response to a world event, and the second is the sad recognition that one of the great artists of our time is no longer among us.Show More Summary

Roger Moore: 1927-2017

Roger Moore, the third man to take on the role on British secret agent James Bond and the second to face the unenviable role of replacing Sean Connery, passed away in Switzerland at the age of 89 following a short bout with cancer, according to a statement from his family. Show More Summary

Cannes 2017: "How to Talk to Girls at Parties" and "Napalm"

Visitors from other places, ignorant of local customs, find ways to communicate in two Cannes films that could otherwise hardly be more different. The splashier by far is "How to Talk to Girls at Parties," directed by John Cameron Mitchell in his first feature since "Rabbit Hole" (2010). Show More Summary

Cannes 2017 Video #3: "Okja," "The Square," "Jupiter's Moon," "120 Beats Per Minute"

The following video was produced by Scott Dummler of Mint Media Works. Cannes 2017 Segment 3: from The Mint on Vimeo. Below is the transcript from the video... That’s George Clooney from the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, responding to one of my questions. Show More Summary

Cannes 2017: “The Killing of a Sacred Deer,” “The Day After,” “The Workshop”

The social niceties begin to go by the wayside at the Cannes Film Festival as the days go on. Festival Palais guards start looking like the enemy when schedules go awry and hundreds of journalists stand pressed together and sweating in the Riviera sun at midday because a screening starts forty minutes late for no announced reason. Show More Summary

Cannes 2017: Sean Baker's "The Florida Project"

If you told me you could made a modern Christmas classic largely set outside a doughnut shop on Santa Monica Boulevard, centered on transgender prostitutes and shot on iPhones, I wouldn't have believed you. But Sean Baker follows that...Show More Summary

A Look At “Twin Peaks: The Return”

When I first heard that David Lynch, along with partner Mark Frost, was going to do the seemingly impossible and revive his landmark 1990-1991 television series “Twin Peaks” for the Showtime cable network, I, presumably like many others, was filled with equal parts excitement and trepidation. Show More Summary

Thumbnails 5/22/17

Thumbnails is a roundup of brief excerpts to introduce you to articles from other websites that we found interesting and exciting. We provide links to the original sources for you to read in their entirety.—Chaz Ebert 1. "Bobbi JeneShow More Summary

Cannes 2017: "Happy End," "The Meyerowitz Stories," "Before We Vanish"

As the 70th anniversary Cannes Film Festival approaches the mid-point, the consensus among press delegates seems to tip more and more to the opinion that this is a lackluster year for the competition. At the level of those of us sitting in the seats each day, missing are the hot debates concerning possible Palme d’Or winners. Show More Summary

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