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  • post Gaspar Noé: 'Six people walked out of Climax? No! I usually have 25%' - 22 May
  • The director?s violent, sexually charged films repel as many viewers as they entrance ? but at Cannes, almost everyone loved his latest, LSD-soaked dance drama Climax. So where did he go wrong?The Cannes equivalent of a Sunday service is the 8.30am screening of Gaspar Noé?s Climax, in a basement cinema beside the casino. Once inside, the congregation (all sleep-deprived, many hungover) are treated to the complete matins, a kind of prolonged grand-mal seizure set to music. There?s sex and there?s violence. There?s coke-snorting and mouth-frothing. A corridor is patrolled by a lumbering giant wearing a fright wig and a kilt. A utility closet contains a hysterical child screaming about cockroaches. And then, near the end, we get a sermon printed on the screen in letters 10ft tall. ?Death is an extraordinary experience,? it says.The Franco-Argentine director has grown used to outraging audiences, driving punters from the theatre like a shepherd chasing his flock. But here?s the thing: Climax is promptly greeted by almost uniformly glowing reviews. Critics are claiming it?s his most fully realised, purely exciting film to date. And now, for perhaps the first time in his life, it?s Noé?s turn to be outraged. He says: ?I must be doing something wrong. I have to take a long holiday and rethink my career.?
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  • post The seminal film posters of Bill Gold ? in pictures - 21 May
  • Throughout his illustrious career, designer Bill Gold was one of Hollywood?s most defining poster creators, behind the designs for everything from Casablanca to The Exorcist. He died at the age of 97 on 20 May and to celebrate his work, here are some of his greatest posters with quotes from Gold himself Continue reading...
  • post How we made The Blair Witch Project - 21 May
  • ?We were listed as deceased on IMDb. Our parents started getting condolence calls? Continue reading...
  • post My Friend Dahmer: is it time to stop glamorising the serial killer? - 21 May
  • The new film about Jeffrey Dahmer may be an unglamorous portrayal of a damaged soul - but it still adds to the legendMy Friend Dahmer is about as unglamorous a serial-killer movie as you could hope for: it doesn?t even feature any murders (not of humans, at least). Instead, it lays out the warning signs that all was not right with the teenage Jeffrey Dahmer: his unstable parents, his repressed sexuality, his high-school victimisation, his unwholesome interest in anatomy. And yet, by its very existence, the movie can?t help but glamorise its subject, who went on to variously rape, murder, dismember, violate and cannibalise his 17 male victims. It doesn?t matter if you portray them as damaged souls or psychopaths; you?re still adding to the legend. Faced with this realisation, much of our current serial-killer fare has cast realism aside to embrace the glamour. That was certainly true of Ryan Murphy?s miniseries The Assassination of Gianni Versace, whose glitzy Miami settings, A-list cast and 90s couture made for a more appealing watch than such grubby classics as, say, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer. Meanwhile, Zac Efron is set to play Ted Bundy in a big-screen thriller that suggests that, with the right breaks, Bundy could have had a fruitful career as a lifeguard. And who knows what Quentin Tarantino?s forthcoming Manson flick has in store? He?s described it as ?probably the closest to Pulp Fiction that I have done?. Continue reading...
  • post Nuzzle a panda, kiss a lioness: Jane Goodall takes us on her wildest adventure yet - 21 May
  • The wildlife legend wants to take the whole world on safari. As her stunning new VR film series launches, she talks about firing up David Attenborough ? and explains why Andy Serkis was ?fantastic? as an ape ?Amazing!? gasps Jane Goodall, as she tilts her head in all directions, oblivious to the outside world. Goodall is the primatologist who changed our understanding of nature by recording chimpanzees using tools, a skill previously thought to separate humans from animals. But today Goodall is the one mastering a new tool: the 84-year-old is sitting spellbound on a sofa, wearing a VR headset and a wry smile.She?s watching a film from The Wild Immersion, a project intended to raise awareness of ? and perhaps even save ? the natural world, via 360-degree virtual reality wildlife documentaries. Introduced by Goodall, they really are immersive: you?re practically nuzzling into the pandas? fur, flying with the flamingos over an African lake. Then a lioness comes up and sniffs your face, before a giraffe walks right over you, its vast legs splayed above you like pillars. So that?s what a giraffe?s underneath looks like. Turn your head and the savannah stretches to the horizon in every direction. Continue reading...
  • post Deadpool 2: strange deaths and supercharged irony ? discuss with spoilers - 21 May
  • The first Deadpool changed comic book movies almost overnight. But does the same chemistry flow through the potty-mouthed mutant?s veins this time around?? WARNING: This article is for readers who have seen Deadpool 2 and contains major spoilers
    ? Sign up for Film Today and get our film team?s highlights of the dayThe first Deadpool changed the face of comic book movies almost overnight. Would Taika Waititi have been able to get away with the son of Odin?s reinvention as a wisecracking, fourth-wall-breaking god of thunder in Thor: Ragnarok without Tim Miller?s freewheeling splash of superhero irreverence? Almost certainly not. Even more vitally, it established that the audience for these films is maturing, that there is room in the comic-book pantheon for some R-rated, amusingly puerile buffoonery, and that Ryan Reynolds (against all previous evidence) really does have the star power to lead his own superhero franchise.And yet sequels, as Deadpool 2 notes, are notoriously difficult beasts. Moreover, as Miller was replaced by David Leitch, the director of Atomic Blonde, for the follow-up, there is no guarantee the same chemistry flows through the potty-mouthed mutant?s veins this time around. Continue reading...
  • post Patricia Morison, star of Broadway and Hollywood, dies aged 103 - 20 May
  • Morison found fame in Kiss Me, Kate, The King and I and moreMovie roles included many femmes fatale and villainsPatricia Morison, who originated the role of an overemotional diva in the Broadway musical Kiss Me, Kate, starred on stage opposite Yul Brynner in The King and I and appeared in films with Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn, died on Sunday at the age of 103.
    Morison died of natural causes at her home in Los Angeles, publicist Harlan Boll said. Morison?s death was first reported by the Hollywood Reporter. Continue reading...
  • post Luc Besson under investigation over rape allegation - 20 May
  • French director denies ?fantasist accusations? that he drugged and raped womanFrench police are investigating the film director Luc Besson after a 27-year-old woman filed a rape complaint against him.The unnamed woman, a film actor, went to police on Friday morning alleging she had been raped by Besson, 59, in a Paris hotel on Thursday night. Continue reading...
  • post Cannes 2018: unfancied Japanese film Shoplifters takes Palme d'Or - 19 May
  • Spike Lee and Jean-Luc Godard were also among the prizewinners at the 71st annual film festival
    In a surprise verdict, the Japanese film Shoplifters, directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda, has been awarded the Palme d?Or for main feature at the close of the Cannes film festival. ?The ending blew us out of the cinema,? said jury president Cate Blanchett.Beating a field of 21, including two or three titles that had been hotly tipped for the top by the critics, the film took the prestigious prize on Saturday night ahead of the screening of the final film of the festival, Terry Gilliam?s long-awaited adaptation of Cervantes, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. Continue reading...
  • post Cannes 2018: Hirokazu Kore-eda's Shoplifters wins the Palme d'Or ? as it happened - 19 May
  • Spike Lee?s Trump-baiting comedy BlacKkKlansman takes runner-up grand jury prize, while Capernaum, by Lebanese director Nadine Labaki, comes in third 8.40pm BST Things are quieting down here, so I?ll be heading off. Pop over to Guardian film in the next hour or so for our full report on this year?s winners, as well as Peter Bradshaw?s reaction to the awards. Burning was snubbed, I say! Thanks and good night. 8.31pm BST So, after 71 editions of the film festival Jane Campion remains the only female director in Cannes history to have won the Palme d?Or. Given this year?s jury was female-majority, we?re unlikely to hear as much criticism over the decision to not reward a female director as we have in recent years. However, there remains a pretty striking disparity between men and women here, one underlined by the red carpet protest that took place last weekend, and which you can read about here: Related: Cate Blanchett and Kristen Stewart join silent women's protest on Cannes red carpet Continue reading...

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