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  1. Cannes Review: ‘L’amant double’ is a Bizarre Exercise in Psychological Horror, Erotic Thriller, and Camp

    05.27 / 22:48 thefilmstage.com Thefilmstage.com - Movies
    L’amant double is the sort of film you wouldn’t mind seeing Roman Polanski take a stab at. Shot in chic but soulless Parisian interiors, it’s the type of thing that controversial figure tends to relish: all claustrophobia, body horror and pseudo Freudian sexual nightmares. Instead it’s in the hands of its writer-director François Ozon, who [̷…
  2. Cannes Review: ‘You Were Never Really Here’ is a Propulsive, Expressionistic Tour De Force

    05.27 / 22:48 thefilmstage.com Thefilmstage.com - Movies
    On the surface, Jonathan Ames’ You Were Never Really Here seems like an odd fit as source material for a film by Lynne Ramsay. Ames’ novella is a pulpy genre exercise about a hard-bitten vigilante, one of those lone wolf types who abides by a strict code of ethics and practices his chosen métier with […
  3. Cinematic Gold is Struck in Trailer for ‘Dawson City: Frozen Time’

    05.27 / 15:53 thefilmstage.com Thefilmstage.com - Movies
    In 1978, a construction crew breaking ground for a rec center found something completely unexpected buried under ice and debris in an old mining town in the Yukon: a cache of lost nitrate films from 1910s and 20s Hollywood. Gold was discovered in Dawson City in 1896, leading to a gold rush that caused the…
  4. Cannes Review: ‘Western’ is a Contemplative, Brilliant Critique of the Immaturity of Men

    05.27 / 14:57 thefilmstage.com Thefilmstage.com - Movies
    It is, undeniably, a bold decision to title one’s film Western: on the one hand, the word carries geopolitical weight and a cultural hegemony that the cinema is dominated by; this truth remains an important one at the Cannes Film Festival, where white men dominate the competition (Western opened in the sidebar program, Un Certain […
  5. Cannes Review: ‘Claire’s Camera’ Has Seductive Energy and Low Stakes

    05.27 / 14:57 thefilmstage.com Thefilmstage.com - Movies
    Hong Sang-soo’s first film starring Isabelle Huppert, In Another Country, counts as one of the more lightweight entries in the Korean auteur’s oeuvre. Compare it to Claire’s Camera, their second collaboration, and it all of a sudden looks like Inland Empire. That’s not to say Claire’s Camera is bad or unenjoyable. It has plenty of […]…
  6. Cannes Review: ‘Before We Vanish’ is a Playfully Philosophical Exercise in Apocalyptic Sci-Fi

    05.27 / 14:57 thefilmstage.com Thefilmstage.com - Movies
    There are not many directors in the world that would choose to take a semi-sincere approach to a lengthy pseudo-philosophical science-fiction films — especially not one that lightly pries into our fundamental psychological foibles — but there are not many directors out there quite like Kiyoshi Kurosawa. The prolific Japanese filmmaker behind such varied genre…
  7. Cannes Review: ‘Rodin’ Doesn’t Do Justice to a Great Artist

    05.27 / 14:03 thefilmstage.com Thefilmstage.com - Movies
    It’s one thing to make a movie about an artist and his art; it is a whole other thing to make a movie about an artist mostly just doing his art. That is the central focus of Rodin, a film concerning the famed sculptor Auguste Rodin (Vincent Lindon) that all but sucks away the drama in …
  8. Cannes Review: Robert Pattinson Hits a Career High in the Dazzling, Drug-Fueled ‘Good Time’

    05.27 / 14:03 thefilmstage.com Thefilmstage.com - Movies
    It’s probably safe to say that, up until now, no lucid person had compared a Safdie brothers film to the work of Michael Mann. Indeed, it may still be a stretch, however Good Time — the New York siblings’ latest eye-popping, pill-popping, attention-deficit character study — could feasibly be described as just that. It’s in parts [̷…
  9. Cannes Review: ‘In the Fade’ is a Compelling Socio-Political Revenge Thriller

    05.27 / 13:04 thefilmstage.com Thefilmstage.com - Movies
    Fatih Akin sends a cumbersome bull into the socio-political china shop of present-day Germany, and all its racial and social divides, with In the Fade, a compelling (if somewhat ugly and hammy) contemporary revenge thriller wherein fear begets fear, hates begets hate, and thrills — however imprudent they might be — are easy to come by. We’re [&#…
  10. Review: ‘Drone’ is an Exploitative and Haphazard Thriller

    05.26 / 13:24 thefilmstage.com Thefilmstage.com - Movies
    The pitch “after a drone bombing in Pakistan, a Pakistani man flies to America to seek vengeance on the operator of the drone and his family with a bomb in his briefcase” is one that is steeped in hot button exploitation, and eye-rolling tackiness. Regardless of what twists and turns of morality are presented therein, [&#…
  11. Matías Piñeiro and Dan Sallitt on ‘Hermia & Helena,’ Finding a Community, and Filmmaking Logistics

    05.26 / 13:24 thefilmstage.com Thefilmstage.com - Movies
    This is the first work by the acclaimed filmmaker to take place outside his home nation of Argentina, something that pays off in the film to ends both bittersweet and totally…