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  • post You Were Never Really Here review - Joaquin Phoenix turns Travis Bickle in brutal thriller - 26 May
  • Lynne Ramsay?s portrait of a damaged private contractor is both daring and sickening, bringing to mind Taxi Driver and its notorious antihero Related: In the Fade review ? ninja heroine Diane Kruger marooned in feeble revenge drama The ghost of Travis Bickle haunts this nightmarish and humidly absorbing psychological drama from Lynne Ramsay, featuring an eerie, jangling musical score by Jonny Greenwood and starring a slab-like and bearded Joaquin Phoenix; it is adapted by Ramsay from the 2013 story from American author Jonathan Ames. Continue reading...
  • post Cannes 2017 day 10: Diane Kruger and Juliette Binoche on the red carpet ? in pictures - 26 May
  • Cannes has reached its tenth day, and the main competition films premiering today are Fatih Akin?s In the Fade and François Ozon?s L?Amant Double Continue reading...
  • post Aki Kaurismäki: 'I can watch Marvel movies ? if it's Sunday and I'm hungover' - 26 May
  • He tackles big issues but can?t resist adding jokes, once turning Hamlet into a story about rubber ducks. As The Other Side of Hope hits cinemas, the Finnish director talks about lazy actors, parking tickets ? and his Holby City addictionTwice a year, Aki Kaurismäki climbs into his battered blue Volvo and drives from his home in a Portuguese village all the way to Helsinki. ?When I was young, with my Cadillac and lousy roads, it took three days,? says the 60-year-old Finnish director. ?Now, with good roads, at my age it takes five.? A shrug. What does he play on the journey? ?Otis Redding. Dylan. Finnish tango. I haven?t bought new music in 20 years.? Helsinki is the setting for most of his humane and poker-faced comedies, including The Man Without a Past, which won the Grand Prix at Cannes in 2002, and his latest gem, The Other Side of Hope. The story of a stoical restaurateur who takes a Syrian asylum-seeker under his wing, it won him the best director prize in Berlin earlier this year. Did he enjoy the festival? ?Three days in a room. No smoking.? He gives me a you-do-the-maths look. ?At least I had my wine.? He has his wine now, too, though he is going easy because he has to drive his dog to the vet for a knee operation. Continue reading...
  • post Tsunambee, Clowntergeist and Haunted Airplane: bad Cannes films posters - 26 May
  • Probably not coming to a cinema near you: rabbits with chainsaws, plus-size cops and the remains of Nicolas Cage?s career Most people think of the Cannes film festival as a home for daring arthouse cinema and A-list actors. But, deep in the bowels of the Palais des Festivals, there is another Cannes that no one talks about, where distributors desperately try to hawk awful-sounding movies that may not actually exist, with awful-looking posters full of has-beens and never-weres. Here?s the pick of the worst films at the festival this year. Pray you never have to sit through any of these ? Continue reading...
  • post Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins: ?People really thought that only men loved action movies? - 26 May
  • As the first female director of a Marvel or DC film, Jenkins has gently reinterpreted the superhero genre, bringing love and compassion to the world of fights and fantasyAt a sunbaked studio lot in LA?s Culver City, a table laden with red and blue cake pops styled with miniature fondant headbands is drawing smiles: superheroes, in small and edible form. They are tiny and temporary (gone in a gulp), which is especially pleasing when you accept them for what they are ? homage to something huge and potentially lasting.The new Wonder Woman movie, with its images of sword-wielding Gal Gadot now all over billboards, buses and social media feeds, is aiming to do for superhero movies what the excellent and feminist Mad Max: Fury Road did for action blockbusters. It?s progressive yet crowdpleasing, faithful to the tenets of the genre yet wise to its own absurdities. In short, it?s a game-raiser for reasons beyond the fact that it is also the first ever Marvel or DC movie to be directed by a woman. She is 45-year-old Patty Jenkins, a soft-hearted hard-ass who has waited nearly 15 years for this moment. Jenkins is also only the second female director to command a budget of more than $100m. Continue reading...
  • post I Am Not a Witch director Rungano Nyoni: ?The chief Whatsapped his people to find our star? - 25 May
  • The Welsh-Zambian director?s debut feature is premiering at Cannes: an everyday story of choosing between life in a travelling witch camp or being transformed into a goatAt the heart of I Am Not a Witch, a Zambian-set highlight of this year?s Cannes Festival, is an eminently relatable dilemma: should you remain living as witch in a travelling camp for tourists? Or liberate yourself, and thus risk being magically transformed into a goat as punishment? Who hasn?t wrestled with that one at some point or another? ?That?s a choice I feel like I, as a woman, make all the time,? says Rungano Nyoni, the film?s Zambian-born, Cardiff-raised director. She laughs. ?Shall I become a goat? Or shall I become a woman and live with all the injustices and difficulties that come with it??In Nyoni?s conversation, as in the society she depicts on film, metaphor and literal truth can sometimes become entwined. It is one of the qualities that makes her debut feature, a satire about a nine-year-old girl who is accused of witchcraft, so beguiling. The selection of I Am Not a Witch for the festival?s directors fortnight is a particular achievement for a first-time feature director, since this section is a breeding ground for future auteurs. It is the afternoon before she is due to fly out to France, though, and Nyoni says she is still struggling to relax into her success: ?I?m more nervous than anything ? it?s waiting to see it in front of an audience. That either reassures you or makes you even more nervous, so I think that?s when I?ll know.? Continue reading...
  • post Helen Fielding says Bridget Jones books are not anti-feminist - 26 May
  • Fielding says humour is a ?very powerful tool? and describes being able to laugh at yourself a mark of strength, not a weaknessBridget Jones novelist Helen Fielding has taken a swipe at ?shallow? critics who call her books anti-feminist.The writer was in Hay-on-Wye for the 30th edition of the literary festival and admitted the accusation was one that irritated. Continue reading...
  • post In the Fade review ? ninja heroine Diane Kruger marooned in feeble revenge drama - 26 May
  • Fatih Akin?s drama about a woman whose husband is killed in a terrorist bomb attack is an uncompelling and evasive treatment of a very contemporary subjectFatih Akin?s mediocre revenge drama In the Fade is the TV movie of the week: feebly uncontentious and un-contemporary. It is about a white German woman whose Turkish husband is killed, along with their young son, by a terrorist bomb-blast. When the bullshit criminal justice system fails to convict the swaggeringly unrepentant culprits, this woman completes the half-finished samurai tattoo she has on her side, and resolves to take matters into her own hands; her late husband?s extended family and community having apparently fallen silent on the subject of legal or illegal means of redress. They are written out of the story, leaving the field clear for the blonde avenger. Continue reading...
  • post L'Amant Double review ? camp-classic status beckons for François Ozon's softcore silliness - 25 May
  • The director of Jeune et Jolie returns with another slice of erotica-lite, in this tale of an ex-model in therapy who ends up with two lovers ? who are twinsThe softcore silliness and lite-erotic stylings of François Ozon?s horribly middleweight psycho-suspense thriller may yet give it camp classic status, like a super-porny version of Roald Dahl?s Tales of the Unexpected. There?s admittedly a cheeky wit to the opening visual gag, which converts a gynaecological image into a crying eye. And it has what future cultural historians may come to think of as the best female strap-on scene since Myra Breckinridge. Who knows? Continue reading...
  • post Cannes 2017 day nine: Robert Pattinson and Lindsay Lohan on the red carpet ? in pictures - 25 May
  • Tonight?s big film was the crime comedy Good Time starring Pattinson, along with a special screening of the new series of David Lynch?s Twin Peaks Continue reading...

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