Hello everyone and welcome to the new home of Living in Cinema, at least for the duration of the Cannes Film Festival (May 14 – 25). If you followed the old blog, you’ll know I’ve been on movie hiatus for the better part of a year. The idea is to pick up here right where I left off with a continued focus on independent and foreign cinema with the cream of the big studio crop mixed in as needed.
For now though, it’s going to be all Cannes all the time starting with Nicole Kidman in Grace of Monaco on Wednesday night (Cannes time which is Pacific +9). Over the course of the next 10 days I’ll be rolling out my take on a veritable crap-ton of good stuff from around the world: Mike Leigh, Atom Egoyan, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Tommy Lee Jones, Bennett Miller, David Cronenberg, Michel Hazanavicius, Jean-Luc Godard, Ken Loach, Olivier Assayas and Xavier Dolan just to cherry pick the competition entries.
In between hopefully there will be some photography and maybe a rumination or two on what the whole thing is like. We’ll see.
I hope you enjoy.