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Marguerite & Julien – An Incest Fairy Tale


There is always that one movie in Cannes. It’s the “child molester movie” or the “father daughter incest movie” or the “Middle=aged women buying favors from impoverished sex workers .” Now we have the “brother and sister incest fairy tale.” That’s really sums it up pretty well, only bookend it ...

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Cannes 2015: Matteo Garrone’s Tale of Tales


Fairy tales used to be cautionary stories for children, darkly symbolic to spark a child’s imagination so they could sift important moral lessons from the myths. The lessons were simple but essential. Often that lesson boiled down to this: don’t grow up to be a terrible person or terrible things ...

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Jordan Ruimy reviews Love and Mercy


American cinema has tackled rock & roll in numerous ways over the years. Just look at the deluge of biopics that have been made in the last few decades: Ray Charles, Johnny Cash, James Brown, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Doors, Ike & Tina and ...

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Foxcatcher – Bennett Miller’s Third Great Film about the American Dream


“That’s why they call it the American Dream, because you have to be asleep to believe it.” ― George Carlin When John Steinbeck wryly observed that most Americans disdained socialism as if they were “temporarily embarrassed millionaires” whose ship had yet to come in, he had no idea just how ...

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