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Cannes Review: Alice Rohrwacher’s ‘Lazzaro Felice’ is one of the fest’s best

The first hour of Alice Rohrwacher’s third feature Lazzaro Felice (Happy as Lazzaro) are as languidly paced as a film could be. The denizens of an Italian estate called Inviolata where farmers (well, sharecroppers) cultivate tobacco for their cruel baroness the Marquise Alfonsino de Luna, nicknamed the ‘Queen of Cigarettes. She sits in a penthouse while her workers toil on the plantation ...

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Elle, Moonlight and Silence Dominate 14th ICS Award Nominations

A French tale of rape revenge, traversing the toxic masculinity as a gay, African-American boy to man and Christain missionaries in 17th century feudal Japan dominated the 14th International Cinephile Society’s 2017 nominations today. I am a voting member of the ICS. Elle, Moonlight, and Silence all earned eight nominations including Picture, Director and Adapted Screenplay. All three films also ...

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Review: ‘Moonlight’ (★★★★)

Like most people I love going to the movies to be entertained. But I also use movies as my portal to worlds I don’t know. I’m not a football fan, for example, but I love the movie Friday Night Lights. I love almost any good sports movie because it’s my ‘in’ to that world. At the same time I also ...

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