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2019 Cannes Film Festival Awards: Bong Joon-Ho’s ‘Parasite’ wins Palme d’Or

Director Bong Joon-ho accepts the Palme d’Or for Parasite at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival Bong Joon-Ho’s Parasite (South Korea), a piercing social class commentary, has won the 2019 Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or. Jury president Alejandro González Iñárritu called the film “funny, humorous, tender” and announced it was reached in a unanimous decision at the closing ceremony of the …

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Cannes Review: Elia Suleiman’s ‘It Must Be Heaven,’ is a political and sometimes brilliant meta commentary on Palestine identity

(Photo: Carole Bethuel) Elia Suleiman’s latest is a dryly comedic essay film on the Palestinian identity In the same vein as his previous films, but perhaps less structured and more episodic, Elia Suleiman’s It Must Be Heaven is the director’s first feature film in ten years. Hotly anticipated and bowing at this year’s Cannes Film Festival’s official competition, this is …

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Cannes Review: Michael Angelo Covino’s ‘The Climb’ is pitch-perfect buddy comedy

(Photo: Topic Studios) It’s not without its blemishes, but by combining breakthrough lead performances, accomplished cinematography, hilarious sight gags and pitch-perfect, farcical dialogue, Michael Angelo Covino’s re-invention of the buddy comedy – a rich American cinematic tradition – smoothly rolls through farce to a cathartic finish We all have friends that we probably shouldn’t have. It’s pretty ubiquitous of the …

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Cannes Review: ‘The Bears’ Famous Invasion’

(Photo: Prima Linea Productions) Lorenzo Mattotti’s debut animated feature is an animated feast for the eyes In his first animated feature, Lorenzo Mattoti delivers one of the most beautiful animated films in years. Not since The Red Turtle, who shares some crew members with The Bears’ Famous Invasion, have we seen such stunning animation, glorious colors and breathtaking landscapes. It …

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Cannes Review: Xavier Dolan’s ‘Matthias and Maxime’ is an improvement over recent works but still lacks emotional urgency

Gabriel D’Almeida Freitas and Xavier Dolan in Matthias and Maxime (Photo: Shayne Laverdiere) Xavier Dolan’s latest is cluttered, uneven but well-intentioned film about repressed love In his follow-up to a string of negatively received films (It Must Be The End of the World and The Death and Life of John F. Donovan), Xavier Dolan’s latest is a step-up from his …

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Cannes Review: Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood’ is one of his most nuanced, poignant and entertaining films to date

Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) leaps into action in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood (Courtesy of The Cannes Film Festival) Quentin Tarantino’s latest is a delicious, subversive and audacious takedown of Hollywood In one of his most nuanced, poignant and entertaining films to date, Quentin Tarantino creates a film that shows Hollywood’s true colors while managing to be entertaining …

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