14 posts categorized "Editorial"

July 08, 2019

NEW BEVERLY PODCAST —Tarantino Tells Films to See Before July 26th

Cinema is dead. Good thing then that we have Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood" to serve as our mutual cinematic memorial service. QT says this is his last film. There's your proof that Cinema is truly over. I'll never forget meeting Quentin by the press lockers in the Palais in Cannes the day after the premiere of "Reservoir Dogs." I'd slept in my tux the night before when I shook T's hand and told him how his movie had kicked my ass. He said, "that's exactly what I wanted to hear."

Quentin was generous enough to record a three-hour podcast for his L.A. cinema The New Beverly. Check it out! 

QT on Set

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May 21, 2019

FOCUS ON CANNES 2019: THE LIGHTHOUSE —ROBERT EGGERS

Lighthouse

The story of an aging lighthouse keeper named Old (Willem Defoe) who lives in early 20th-century Maine. Robert Pattinson stars opposite Willem Defoe in this instant classic two-hander.

Robert Eggers

Robert Eggers (“The Witch”) is a true renaissance man. Production and costume designer, art director, writer, actor, and director represent Eggers’s resume of work that have brought him to making “The Lighthouse,” a film that promises to make a powerful impact on audiences. This black-and-white darling of the 2019 Cannes Film Festival screens in the old-fashioned style of silent pictures with a 1.19:1 aspect ratio (a nearly perfect square).

I’m really looking forward to seeing “The Lighthouse.” Palm d’Or front-runner you say; you don’t say.

FDC 2019

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May 16, 2019

FOCUS ON CANNES 2019: WILD GOOSE LAKE —DIANO YINAN

Wild Goose Lake

The story of a gangster on the run who eventually sacrifices himself to save his family and the woman he encounters along the way.

"Wild Goose Lake" screens in Competition for the Palme d'Or. 

Diao Yinan

"Wild Goose Lake" is Chinese director, screenwriter, actor Diao Yinan's third directorial effort behind "Uniform" (2003), "Night Train" (which premiered in Un Certain Regard at Cannes in 2007), and "Black Coal, Thin Ice" (Winner of the Golden Bear for Best Film at the Berlin International Film Festival. 2014).

FDC 2019

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