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Posted 02 May 2011 - 10:10 AM

Yes, I did. I don't have much of an opinion because I haven't seen that film or any Malle in general.
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Anyway to persude you to watch The Fire Within or at least some other Malle?
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Posted 02 May 2011 - 12:19 PM

Anyway to persude you to watch The Fire Within or at least some other Malle?

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 08:23 PM

So Cannes has officially begun. I always look forward to following the major festivals, especially Cannes, but there's a sense of melancholic defeat about it as well. I know the chances of most of these films playing in my mid-size arthouse-less midwestern town - though there is a small arthouse theater I occasionally visit only about 40 minutes away - are slim to nil and yet I cannot help the little tinge of giddiness I get. Cannes is the like the late-start of the movie year for me, even though I rarely get around to seeing the entries for quite some time. I don't believe, for example, that I've seen even one movie from last year's festival yet. C'est la vie.

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 12:09 PM

I have such a hard time following festivals because I'm always catching up on the past cinema. Modesto has a similar problem though we have one small art-house theater which will always get the Michael Moore releases or similar documentaries and will occasionally show films like Casablance through a film club, but I still haven't been there (of course they rarely if ever show any Asian cinema not counting the one time they played The Seven Samurai). But I do look forward to whatever films tend to get the most buzz even if it is years later.
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Posted 16 May 2011 - 11:48 AM

The tree of life seems to be awful according to the first critics...

(there's dinosaurs in it?!?!)

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 01:36 PM

People knew there were dinosaurs in it for like a year now, maybe even more.

Mike D'Angelo gave it a 70 on his retarded 100 point scale.

From his twitter: "The Tree of Life (Malick): 70. Was blown away so long as it kept speeding through time & space. A lesser thing once it settles in the '50s. But to give you an idea, fully an hour in I was thinking how much commotion I was gonna cause when I gave it my first contemporary 100."

He's usually not crazy for Malick so there's that.

From the sound of things, Gerardo Naranjo's Miss Bala is the best of the fest so far, which is surprising given the lukewarm and almost non-existent response to his last two films.
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Posted 19 May 2011 - 05:23 AM

The Cannes Film Festival organization declared Lars Von Trier persona non grata a couple of minutes ago. Although, his film remains in competition.

For those who didn't know, he told some "jokes" about Jews and about being a Nazi in the press conference which you can find on the festival site in english...

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 05:50 AM

Yeah. I love the headline over at The A.V. Club: "Lars Von Trier's 'I am a Nazi' joke didn't go over so well at Cannes"
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Posted 19 May 2011 - 07:41 AM

The tree of life seems to be awful according to the first critics...

Well, I still have very high expectations. To be honest, I don't remember if I've ever waited to see any film this much.
It's no surprise that there are many people disliking the film.
The Thin Red Line and The New World are also very hated films..

The Cannes Film Festival organization declared Lars Von Trier persona non grata a couple of minutes ago. Although, his film remains in competition.

For those who didn't know, he told some "jokes" about Jews and about being a Nazi in the press conference which you can find on the festival site in english...

Von Trier has also gotten a tattoo that goes well with his attitude.
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Posted 22 May 2011 - 06:14 AM

PRIZE OF UN CERTAIN REGARD Ex-æquo
ARIRANG by KIM Ki-Duk
HALT AUF FREIER STRECKE (Stopped on Track) by Andreas DRESEN

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
ELENA by Andrey ZVYAGINTSEV

DIRECTING PRIZE
BÉ OMID É DIDAR (Au revoir) by Mohammad RASOULOF


I didn't even see that ELENA was presented in Cannes! I can't wait to see that one! The return and The banishment are great.

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Posted 22 May 2011 - 11:21 AM

The ceremony just started... I'll be putting the winners on this post...

La Caméra d'or: Las Acacias de Pablo Giorgelli

(DeNiro Call the rest of the jury «mushrooms» while trying to speak French...)

Prix du jury à Polisse de Maïwenn.

Prix du scénario(script) à Joseph Cedar pour Footnote (Hearat shulayim).

Prix d'interprétation féminine attribué à Kirsten Dunst pour son rôle dans Melancholia de Lars von Trier.

Prix de la mise en scène pour Drive de Nicolas Winding Refn.

Interprétation masculine: Jean Dujardin for The Artist

Deux films avec le Grand Prix : Le Gamin au vélo des Dardenne et Il était une fois en Anatolie de Nuri Bilge Ceylan.

Jane Fonda is Giving the Palm d'or to:
The Tree of Life


(there was rumours of leak this morning saying that Malik had the palm d'or, Jean dujardin actor and the actress of We need to talk about Kevin...)

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Posted 22 May 2011 - 07:14 PM

Arirang was regarded by many as the worst of the fest. And before this announcement, there was a rumor swirling around that only one juror liked The Tree of Life and that was Olivier Assayas.
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Posted 22 May 2011 - 08:55 PM

And before this announcement, there was a rumor swirling around that only one juror liked The Tree of Life and that was Olivier Assayas.

How could it happens to win the Palme d'or then? Well there was a particular case when The tin drum won with Apocalypse now because the president of the jury wanted it to be Apocalypse now and the rest wanted The tin drum but now that wouldn't make sens since there was only one winner... I doubt this decision was unanimous though. Maybe DeNiro and Assayas were fond of it...

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 01:06 AM

I don't think that rumor was true. In regards to deciding upon The Tree of Life, David Germain wrote, "'It had the size, the importance, the intention, whatever you want to call it, that seemed to fit the prize,' De Niro said. 'Most of us felt the movie was terrific.'"
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Posted 25 July 2011 - 05:25 PM

Venice competition comes into focus
Polanski, Cronenberg, Soderbergh pics set for film festival
By Nick Vivarelli
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Matthew McConaughey and Emile Hirsch star in William Friedkin's 'Killer Joe,' which will premiere at the Venice Film Festival, according to sources.

Roman Polanski's 'Carnage,' starring Kate Winslet, Jodie Foster, John C. Reilly and Christoph Waltz, will also preem on the Lido.

The Venice Film Festival, which will announce its lineup Thursday, has locked in what looks to be a standout edition, with plenty of high-profile English-language titles plus a strong Asian presence and the cream of the European crop.

As anticipated by Daily Variety in May, new works from Roman Polanski, David Cronenberg, Steven Soderbergh, Todd Solondz, Alexander Sokurov, Mary Harron and Madonna are coming to the Lido.

According to sources, the ample U.S. contingent now also includes William Friedkin's "Killer Joe," starring Matthew McConaughey as a cop who is also a hitman; Abel Ferrara's apocalyptic "Last Day on Earth," with Willem Dafoe; and serial-killer thriller "Texas Killing Fields" by Ami Canaan Mann, toplining Sam Worthington, all in competition.

This year's Venice competition will be packed with noirs and genre pics.

The Lido will also see an unusually strong U.K. presence, consisting of Swedish helmer Tomas Alfredson's John Le Carre adaptation "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy," from Blighty's Working Title; Andrea Arnold's "Wuthering Heights"; and Steve McQueen's "Shame," all previously tipped.

But sources say the Venice competish also has a strong Asian flavor. It includes epic "Seediq Bale" by Taiwanese box office champ Wei Te-sheng, whose "Cape No. 7" was pivotal for the local industry in 2008, and manga adaptation "Himizu" from cult Japanese helmer Sion Sono ("Love Exposure," "Cold Fish").

Flying the French flag, besides Polanski's "Carnage," will be "Poulet aux prunes" (Chicken With Plums), Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud's first pic after "Persepolis," along with Philippe Garrel's previously tipped "A Burning Hot Summer," a remake of sorts of Jean-Luc Godard's "Contempt," starring Monica Bellucci.

Chantal Akerman's Cambodia-shot "La folie Almayer," an adaptation of Joseph Conrad's "Almayer's Folly," is expected to unspool out of competition.

Greek helmer Yorgos Lanthimos ("Dogtooth") is in competish with "Alps," about a hospital nurse who provides unusual services to bereaved families, as is Israeli helmer Eran Kolirin's "The Exchange," his follow-up to "The Band's Visit," according to sources.

From Italy, Cristina Comencini's "Quando la notte" and Emanuele Crialese's "Terraferma," both produced by Cattleya, and sci-fi parody "L'ultimo terrestre," the helming debut of the Italo graphic novelist known as Gipi, are in the competition.

Pics that had been tipped for Lido launches but aren't ready include new works by Walter Salles, Wong Kar Wai, Luc Besson, Brillante Mendoza and Fatih Akin.

Jonathan Demme's Hurricane Katrina documentary "I'm Carolyn Parker: The Good, the Mad and the Beautiful" and James Franco's Sal Mineo biopic "Sal," starring Val Lauren, are both believed to be in the cutting-edge Venice Horizons section.

As previously announced, George Clooney's political thriller "The Ides of March," from Sony, opens the fest in competish.

Cronenberg is vying for a Golden Lion with "A Dangerous Method," starring Viggo Mortensen as Sigmund Freud; Solondz is in the running with "Dark Horse," starring Mia Farrow and Christopher Walken; Soderbergh is in contention with outbreak thriller "Contagion," with Matt Damon, Kate Winslet and Jude Law; and Sokurov is competing with his highly anticipated "Faust," the fourth and final installment in his "Men of Power" series.

Harron's "The Moth Diaries," about a disturbed 16-year-old in an exclusive boarding school during the late 1960s, and Madonna's dual romancer "W.E." are both expected to unspool out of competition.

Fest runs Aug. 31-Sept. 10.

Quite a strong year for festivals...

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 07:01 PM

Individual NYFF tickets went on sale today to members. I wasn't as thrilled with the lineup as many seemed to be but still went ahead and secured spots for three films. Sean Durkin's short "Mary Last Seen" played before one of the main slate selections last year that I saw so it should be interesting to see his feature Martha Marcy May Marlene this year. I also got tickets for Steve McQueen's Shame and My Week with Marilyn. Others, like Le havre and The Artist, intrigue me.

Link to the main slate.

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 07:21 PM

I'd go for the Ferrara and Goodbye First Love. Father of My Children is great and Goodbye looks like it could even be better.


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Lineup looks good since Martha and Miss Bala were regarded as the best of Cannes by a certain sect of critics. Problem is I think those films along with others in the lineup are probably gonna open in the US by the end of the year.
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Posted 29 August 2011 - 07:43 PM

^ I was actually considering Goodbye First Love but I've not seen her other movies and I'm not sure I can make the screening times. Also, time needs to be made to catch some of the Nikkatsu retrospective they're doing, including special appearances by Jo Shishido.

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 08:07 PM

Father of My Children is on Netflix Instant Streaming if you want to go that route. Her first film, All is Forgiven, is not out on DVD in the US. IFC picked Goodbye up for distribution so it's just a matter of waiting. What's showing at the Nikkatsu retrospective?
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Posted 29 August 2011 - 08:24 PM

A lot of the "big" Nikkatsu films are already out from Criterion but there are also some more rare things like Mizoguchi's Hometown, the famous (but not on DVD here) Season of the Sun and Retaliation, with Shishido. It's 37 films in total. Here's a link to the full line-up. Availability will play a big part in what I see but hopefully I can squeeze in three or four showings.




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