Day: May 15, 2014


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While it’s true that Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel is also an early contender for film awards, Mike Leigh’s lavish epic about Britain’s greatest painter is very likely a film to keep an eye on for end of the ...

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People are seeing Godzilla — apparently in droves. Here is a place to discuss the monster movie, which has a shot at visual effects.

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Despite Russian reassurances that Moscow’s troop buildup along Ukraine’s eastern frontier is for a military exercise, its growing scale is making U.S. officials nervous about its ultimate aim. President Barack Obama on Friday urged Russia to stop “intimidating” Ukraine and ...
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The second day of the Cannes film festival put me in the fog of sleep. All of my moving parts shut down. My eyelids kept closing. My head dropped continually. There was no use fighting it. I lay down and ...
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Being that the subject was the lack of women directors at Cannes, it was especially disheartening to sit through Loin de Mon Pere (That Lovely Girl) as part of the Un Certain Regard. I was hoping I could watch it ...

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TRACEY EMIN + TURNER’S EROTIC SKETCHES from Lilian Simonsson on Vimeo. Nice companion video to lay alongside today’s Cannes’ premiere of Mr. Turner. Tracey Emin and Tate curator Ian Warrell lead us through JMW Turner’s private erotic sketchbooks. These intimate ...

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“Color is my daylong obsession, joy, and torment.” ― Claude Monet With Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner, a perfect union of film biographer and subject has landed at Cannes. In his film about J.M.W. Turner, an English Romantic painter of landscapes ...

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