Tag: Cannes Film Festival

THE NEON DEMON [2016]

Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn Written by Nicolas Winding Refn (story), Mary Laws (screenplay), Polly Stenham (screenplay) Starring: Elle Fanning, Christina Hendricks, Keanu Reeves, Karl Glusman, Bella Heathcote, Abbey Lee, Jena Malone Expect the unexpected. This describes so many aspects of The Neon Demon,… Continue Reading “THE NEON DEMON [2016]”

WINTER SLEEP [2014]

Directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Written by Ebru Ceylan, Nuri Bilge Ceylan and Anton Chekhov (short stories) Starring: Haluk Bilginer, Melisa Sözen, Demet Akbag, Serhat Mustafa Kiliç, Nejat Isler At over three hours, I was very surprised at the speed which this passed by.… Continue Reading “WINTER SLEEP [2014]”

FORCE MAJEURE (Turist) [2014]

Directed by Ruben Östlund Wriiten by Ruben Östlund Starring: Johannes Kuhnke, Lisa Loven Kongsli Never before has a movie left me so profoundly confused as the end credits rolled. Perhaps it is the culture (the director is Swedish and they are on a vacation… Continue Reading “FORCE MAJEURE (Turist) [2014]”

TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT (Deux jours, une nuit) [2014]

Directed and Written by Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne Starring: Marion Cotillard, Fabrizio Rongione Depression is a bitch. I should know, I was wallowing in that pool of sticky tar for many, many years. Getting a job can also be a real bitch, not… Continue Reading “TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT (Deux jours, une nuit) [2014]”

THE IMMIGRANT [2013]

 Directed by James Gray, Written by James Gray, Richard Menello Starring Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix, Jeremy Renner I am somewhat surprised that this is screening as often as it is now. Four times a day?! Perhaps this is due to the gradual yet consistently… Continue Reading “THE IMMIGRANT [2013]”

WHIPLASH [2014]

Directed By Damien Chazelle, Written by Damien Chazelle (screenplay) Starring J.K. Simmons and Miles Teller Never have I been a part of an audience that universally applauded a film immediately after the images faded to black. Indeed, never have I seen film at the… Continue Reading “WHIPLASH [2014]”

SON OF A GUN [2014]

Directed by Julius Avery, Written by Julius Avery. Additional contributions: John Collee (additional material) Starring: Ewan McGregor and Brendan Thwaites “A game of chess… Is like a sword-fight. You must think first… Before you move.” Chess is an endlessly intriguing game, both to play,… Continue Reading “SON OF A GUN [2014]”

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