La La Land
This is a beautiful film about love and dreams, and how the two impact each other.
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An interview with Jeff Nichols, writer/director of "Loving."
An extensive preview of 50 films coming out within the next four months, from "Sully" to "Toni Erdmann."
The first films announced for the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.
Interviews with Joel Edgerton, George Miller and more at Cannes 2016.
A review of the new series "Animal Kingdom," premiering June 14 at 9/8c on TNT.
Jeff Nichols brings "Loving" to Cannes; Cherchez la femme; Best of Cannes so far; STX pays $50 million for unmade Scorsese movie; "Mean Dreams" thrills at Cannes.
A review of the latest from Olivier Assayas and Jeff Nichols.
30 Minutes on the latest by Jeff Nichols ("Take Shelter," "Mud").
Interviews with actors Joel Edgerton and Kirsten Dunst about Jeff Nichols' Midnight Special.
A review of the latest from Jeff Nichols from Berlinale 2016.
The latest and greatest on Netflix, VOD, and Blu-ray, including The End of the Tour, Southpaw, Inside Out, The Gift, Army of Darkness, Kwaidan, and more!
A comparison of Frank Costello in The Departed and Whitey Bulger in Black Mass reveals weaknesses in the latter.
A review of the two TIFF 2015 gangster movies: "Legend" and "Black Mass".
Our first dispatch from the 2015 Venice Film Festival on Scott Cooper's "Black Mass" with Johnny Depp.
An overview of the films that will be theatrically released in the 2015 fall season.
An interview with Joel Edgerton, star/writer/director of "The Gift."
A preview of dozens of films being released this Summer.
A recap of the 2014 Melbourne International Film Festival with a focus on what it says about the state of Australian film.
Power is rarely discussed at Cannes, and it’s ostensibly all about art, although careers can hang on critics’ approval, and whether films are sold here, and to how many regions of the world. The annual jury press conference on the opening day is the first and foremost love-fest in which the concept of competition is downplayed and jurors find novel ways to sidestep the question of comparing one film to another in order to award the Palme d’Or in ten days.
Marie writes: I was looking for something to make Roger laugh, when the phone rang. It was a bad connection, but this much I did hear: "Roger has died." That's how I learned he was gone, and my first thought was of the cruel and unfair timing of it. He'd been on the verge of realizing a life long dream: to be the captain of his own ship.
The Grand Poobah writes: "No man has a better wife than Chaz."
Marie writes: Behold a living jewel; a dragonfly covered in dew as seen through the macro-lens of French photographer David Chambon. And who has shot a stunning series of photos featuring insects covered in tiny water droplets. To view others in addition to these, visit here.
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Marie writes: the ever intrepid Sandy Khan recently sent me a link to ArtDaily where I discovered "Hollywood Unseen" - a new book of photographs featuring some of Hollywood's biggest stars, to published November 16, 2012."Gathered together for the first time, Hollywood Unseen presents photographs that seemingly show the 'ordinary lives' of tinseltown's biggest stars, including Rita Hayworth, Gary Cooper, Humphrey Bogart and Marilyn Monroe. In reality, these "candid' images were as carefully constructed and prepared as any classic portrait or scene-still. The actors and actresses were portrayed exactly as the studios wanted them to be seen, whether in swim suits or on the golf course, as golden youth or magic stars of Hollywood."You can freely view a large selection of images from the book by visiting Getty Images Gallery: Hollywood Unseen which is exhibiting them online.
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Marie writes: This week's Newsletter arrives a day early and lighter than usual, as come Tuesday morning, I'll be on a Ferry heading to Pender Island off the West Coast, where I've arranged to visit old friends for a few days and enjoy my first vacation in two years; albeit a brief one. No rest for the wicked. :-)
Marie writes: Not everything is what is seems...(Click images to enlarge.)