The Square

REVIEW: ‘The Square’ (2017)

‘The Square is the most divisive film of the year!’  There: I’ve provided a nice blurb for anyone who wants it about Ruben Östlund’s Palme d’Or-winning film.  But the blurb may not mean exactly what…

Loveless

REVIEW: ‘Loveless’ (2017)

Andrey Zvyagintsev convinced me that his new movie, Loveless, was great pretty early in the first reel.  We’ve seen a married couple, Boris and Zhenya, fighting in their apartment, and it’s clear they despise each…

FMP ep. 131 – Scarecrow, Cannes Recap

Original Record Date: June 18, 2017 For this episode, Justin and G Clark review Scarecrow, the 1973 Palme d’Or co-winner starring Al Pacino and Gene Hackman. Following that, speaking of Palme d’Ors, is a recap…

FMP ep. 130 – Mid-Cannes Report, A Woman…

Original Record Date: May 21, 2017 For this episode, Justin and G Clark review the John Cassavetes classic A Woman Under the Influence, which happens to be a blind spot for Justin! Before diving into…

The Salesman

REVIEW: ‘The Salesman’ (2016)

این چیزی است که مانند چیزهای دیگر نه You know what I love about Asghar Farhadi films?  They’re all awake.  So many films just seem content with presenting identikit characters sleepwalking through worn, familiar plots. …

graduation

REVIEW: ‘Graduation’ (2016)

A rock flies through the window of a well-furnished middle class apartment.  Looking in bewilderment at the occurrence is Romeo Aldea, a doctor in a small Romanian city.  Who would do such a thing?  There…

Palme d’Or Predictions for Cannes 2013

Day 9 closed at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, and whilst things are certainly settling down, we've still got a handful of exciting titles still to witness. Roman Polanski's Venus in Fur, James Gray's The…

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Cannes Puts the Smack Down on…

Two years back, Nicolas Winding Refn really smacked it down hard at Cannes with Drive. That astonishment having fermented over time, Only God Forgives ended up smacking down, too, but apparently on its face. @DavidPoland:…