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Cannes Film Festival

Just last week, we discussed the way that the Venice Film Festival has benefitted from the feud between Netflix and Cannes. As the prestigious French film festival continues its dispute with the streaming service, preventing Netflix from entering films…

Back in the spring, Netflix found itself deep in a feud with the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. The debate raged on for a while, with the definition of what constitutes a “film” actually being debated. Netflix contended that their Originals are film…

We’re in the clear from last years awards season, but one snub that still rankles us is Sean Baker‘s incredible “The Florida Project,” a moving portrait about the marginalized, economically-distressed people living on the fringe…

As you probably remember, Netflix and the Cannes Film Festival aren’t getting along very well nowadays. This year, Netflix had hoped to premiere a selection of films at the prestigious event, but the folks behind the festival decided to enforce rules t…

Now that Cannes 2018 has officially wrapped, let us revisit this year’s Jury President Cate Blanchett. The actress has had a staggering career. She’s critically acclaimed, commercially successful, and respected throughout the film industry….

Bashing skulls, killing hobbits or living under bridges, trolls aren’t generally afforded much empathy in cinema let along an form of storytelling, but these mythical, cave-dwelling creatures receive a profoundly humane touch in the eccentric, oddly-to…

Our morbid fascination with rise and fall narratives is entrenched in the culture and all-too-common tragic stories about stardom and pop figures practically beg for cross-examined relitigation. The sad tale of pop R&B icon Whitney Houston is no di…

Following two Cannes efforts both met politely, but a little meso meso by critics, the comedy “Reality” and the dark fantasy of “Tale Of Tales,” Italian filmmaker Matteo Garrone returns to the crime genre that launched his caree…

Stories that trade in narratives about child exploitation, abuse and neglect often run the risk of manipulation through phony sentimentality or affected misery porn. Lebanese director Nadine Labaki’s Cannes effort “Capharnaüm,” a poli…

We humans have a mania for classification. We divide things into epochs and eras — Triassic, Jurassic, Cretaceous; Elizabethan, Victorian, Edwardian. We draw borders around regions, cutting rivers in half, like the flowing waters care, and creati…