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Cannes Review: Ira Sachs’ ‘Frankie’ is pretty, vacant

Isabelle Huppert and Jérémie Renier in Frankie (Image Credit : 2019 Photo Guy Ferrandis / SBS Productions) Ira Sachs’ latest is a hollow yet picturesque film on a decaying star In his follow-up to Little Men, Ira Sachs delivers a picturesque but hollow film that features talky scenes combined with postcard-like scenes of the beautiful town of Sintra in Portugal. …

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Cannes Review: ‘Port Authority’ embraces diverse storytelling but is a reminder there’s a long way to go in terms who gets to tell them

Leyna Bloom as Wye in Port Authority (Courtesy of The Cannes Film Festival) Growing up slightly outside the New York City ball and vogue scene with the likes of legends like Kevin Aviance, Leiomy, Pony Blanik, and Kassandra Ebony. Imagine my excitement when I heard director Danielle Lessovitz new movie Port Authority was competing in Uncertain Regard at Cannes. In …

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Review: ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Live’ but also a damn FYC plea to the Emmys

AwardsWatch’s Eddie Mouradian was front and center at the final stop of the Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Live concert tour (with a surprise appearance by superfan Lin Manuel-Miranda) and took a moment (and a bottle of rosé) to put into words his thoughts on the performances, on the importance and lasting impression of the show and makes his plea for the Emmys …

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Cannes Review: Asif Kapadia’s ‘Diego Maradona’ scores as an engrossing doc on the price of fame

Asif Kapadia’s new documentary is an engrossing portrayal of a football legend One of the most interesting documentary filmmakers working today, Asif Kapadia has built quite the name of himself, taking iconic figures in public life and showing audiences their most vulnerable, intimate and private moments that define who they were behind the camera. Whether it’s Ayrton Senna or Amy …

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Cannes Review: ‘The Lighthouse’ Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson go toe to toe in Robert Eggers’ impeccably crafted new film

(Courtesy of The Cannes Film Festival) Robert Eggers follows up The Witch by crafting The Lighthouse, a sublimely nightmarish tale about madness and solitude Few thrillers will draw you in and hypnotize you as much as Robert Eggers’ new film, The Lighthouse. Shot in 35mm black and white and in the classic Academy ratio, it features only two characters wrestling …

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Cannes Review: Terrence Malick’s ‘A Hidden Life’ is a film for the ages

Image Credit : Iris Productions Terrence Malick’s latest is a magnetic, contemplative and epic film that asks big, timely questions coupled with fantastic technical credits and performances A return to form of some sorts after a couple minor films, A Hidden Life has the same feel as The Tree of Life. Contemplative, sobering, atmospheric and gorgeously shot, this is a …

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Cannes Review: ‘I Lost My Body’

Courtesy of Xilam Animation Jérémy Clapin’s film is a unique, inventive if slightly undercooked, animated gem In his debut animated feature, Jérémy Clapin goes for a dark, uncompromising and completely unique animated film in I Lost My Body that is the furthest it could be from classic Disney fare or joyful Illumination animated films. There are no princesses, minions or …

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Review: ‘Pokémon Detective Pikachu’ is nostalgic and fun, but not much else

(L-R) Detective Pikachu (RYAN REYNOLDS) and JUSTICE SMITH as Tim Goodman in Pokémon Detective Pikachu, a Warner Bros. Pictures release (Photo Credit: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures) In all honesty, Pokémon Detective Pikachu is exactly what you’d expect from a modern live-action Pokémon film, and will certainly divide audiences – it isn’t going to win any new admirers to the …

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