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May 13, 2018

Mathieu Amalric and Guillaume Canet lead ‘Sink or Swim,’ Gilles Lellouche’s uplifting seriocomedy about a group of disenchanted men who find fresh self-esteem in a synchronized swimming team. read more Source: HoolywoodReporter Movie Reviews

“Une sangria.” The first teaser trailer has debuted for the latest film from controversial filmmaker Gaspar Noé, known for his films I Stand Alone, Irreversible, Enter the Void, and Love previously. His new film is titled Climax, and it just premiered at the Cannes Film Festival this weekend to quite a bit of buzz. Despite the sultry title, the film isn’t so much about sex as it is about a group of dancers and a lot of sangria, or something like that. Of course, there is sexuality and all kinds of crazy things going on, because it wouldn’t be a Gaspar Noé without all of that. The initial reviews are considerably positive, praising it as a Gaspar Noé version of Step Up crossed with all kinds of other things. This is a fun first teaser that gives you an idea of some of the craziness that’s in this, and I’m sure there’s plenty more to discover in the full film. …

“We are not born equal. We must be made equal by the fire, and then we’re happy.” There’s a reason why they’ve made a new Fahrenheit 451 movie in 2018 – because the world it depicts is a perfectly accurate representation of the society we live in today. The very prescient concept of Ray Bradbury’s dystopian novel “Fahrenheit 451” is: to prevent any unhappiness, we must rid the world of alternative opinions and artistic expression and free thinking. To make sure we are all happy, all we have to do is pretend like everyone is equal and not let anyone tell us the truth – and this is exactly what is happening all over the world. They don’t want you to know the truth about racism and inequality and sexuality and greed, and we manufacture a fake world of happiness in turn. What happens when we finally learn the truth? We must burn it all down. This new Fahrenheit 451 is …

Vincent Cassel marries a circus owner in Brazilian filmmaker Carlos Diegues’ ‘The Great Mystic Circus.’ read more Source: HoolywoodReporter Movie Reviews

Argentinean director Alejandro Fadel returns to Cannes with his gory philosophical horror movie ‘Murder Me, Monster’. read more Source: HoolywoodReporter Movie Reviews

It should go without saying that, regardless of genre, period, or just about any other contributing factor, any new release from Jia Zhangke is something with which to grapple. Last year, the New York Times ranked the writer-director’s 2013 film A Touch of Sin as the 4th best film of the 21st …

Alice Rohrwacher returns to the Cannes competition with ‘Happy as Lazzaro,’ a bipartite Italian tale set in the near past and in the present. read more Source: HoolywoodReporter Movie Reviews

If there’s one defining quality of the cinema of Gaspar Noé, aside from shots of ejaculating penises in 3D, it’s definitely impatience. His new film, “Climax” even begins impatiently, interrupting its Arte logo with a staticky v…