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‘Star Wars’ is to Blame for the Delay of Leos Carax’s Next Film

It’s been six long years since Leos Carax premiered Holy Motors at the Cannes Film Festival and we’ve been awaiting his follow-up ever since. Gestating for a many number of years, his English-language musical Annettte tells the tragic story of a stand-up comedian whose opera singer wife is deceased. He then finds himself alone with his […]

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Hirokazu Kore-eda’s New Drama Starring Juliette Binoche and Catherine Deneuve Gets Title and Synopsis

After winning the Palme d’Or for his latest drama Shoplifters (our review), the always-prolific Hirokazu Kore-eda is already embarking on his next project, and it’s perhaps fitting after his win on the Croisette that he’ll be directing two of France’s greatest stars. Last month it was confirmed that Juliette Binoche and Catherine Deneuve would be leading his new […]

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Watch a Ghostly Short Film from ‘Happy Hour’ and ‘Asako I & II’ Director Ryûsuke Hamaguchi

Though his debut feature premiered in 2007, Ryûsuke Hamaguchi lacked for anything like notable western recognition until the (seemingly) sudden arrival of 2016’s Happy Hour, about which one of the most common notes was its nearly five-and-a-half-hour runtime. But the extent of its positive responses make clear that the resistance many hold towards lengthy runtimes was hardly any match for the work […]

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‘Shoplifters,’ ‘BlacKkKlansman,’ ‘The Image Book,’ and Paweł Pawlikowski Take Home Top Prizes at 2018 Cannes Film Festival

After approximately three years, the 2018 Cannes Film Festival is coming to an end, and the Cate Blanchett jury — also consisting of Kristen Stewart, Denis Villeneuve, Ava DuVerny, Chang Chen, Léa Seydoux, Robert Guédiguian, Andrey Zvyagintsev, and Khadja Nin — is about to reveal their decisions. (Will I have the strength to update this once that phrasing is […]

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Gary Oldman, Meryl Streep, Antonio Banderas, and Netflix Eyeing Steven Soderbergh’s Panama Papers Drama ‘The Laundromat’

Surprise, surprise: famous people and big companies have an interest in the latest Steven Soderbergh picture. The Hollywood Reporter reports from Hollywood that his Panama Papers movie, The Laundromat, has secured Meryl Streep as “the emotional throughline,” which could mean literally anything depending on the source’s perspective — per Deadline, possibly “an anonymous whistleblower” — while […]

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It’s Karaoke Time in Gorgeous First Clip from Bi Gan’s Cannes Premiere ‘Long Day’s Journey Into Night’

A legitimately intoxicating mix of narrative and experimental filmmaking within one of the most exotic locations you could ever hope to take a camera, Kaili Blues signaled the arrival of someone significant. All of which is to say no pressure on Bi Gan and his sophomore picture, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, which debuts at […]

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Watch Jean-Luc Godard FaceTime the Press in Cannes Conference for ‘The Image Book’

Jean-Luc Godard’s The Image Book has been birthed, and even our sharpest critics will need time to let it percolate. This is a sort of inevitability that goes hand-in-hand with the master’s inscrutability — absolutely part and parcel of the pleasure, should you be on his wavelength. But because cine-essays on the Arab world aren’t so click-friendly, […]

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Criterion Confirms, Details Terrence Malick’s New Cut of ‘The Tree of Life’

It has been nearly seven — seven — years in the making. While The Tree of Life‘s theatrical release was expanding, rumor emerged that Terrence Malick had been fashioning a very long cut that “would mostly focus on the middle portion of the film where we follow Jack (Hunter McCracken) as he grows up in 1950s Texas under […]

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Watch Martin Scorsese Discuss ‘Mean Streets’ and ‘The Irishman’ with Bertrand Bonello and Jacques Audiard at Cannes

Had it even been completed, The Irishman‘s deadly Netflix association would’ve precluded a screening. But the scarlet (or whatever shade of red they’re running with) letter doesn’t stick, least of all when you’re Martin Scorsese. Stopping by the festival, he engaged in a Director’s Fortnight-adjacent 85-minute masterclass moderated by Bertrand Bonello, Jacques Audiard, Cédric Klapisch, and Rebecca Zlotowski […]

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Sion Sono to Make English Debut with Nicolas Cage; Abderrahmane Sissako Sets New Film; Timothy Olyphant Joins ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’

The Cageaissance may be upon us. After earning his best reviews in years with Sundance’s Mandy, Nicolas Cage will help Sion Sono make an English-language debut with the post-apocalyptic picture Prisonsers of the Ghostland, which Deadline describes as the story of a “notorious criminal Hero (Cage) who is sent to rescue an abducted girl who […]