Festival de Cannes 70: Laurence Anyways, 2012

A sunny shout-out to 70 winners at the Cannes Film Festival to celebrate the 70th event which is just around the corner – in no particular order. Laurence Anyways (2012) is a well-thought out tale of the turbulent love between Frédérique and Laurence, who no longer wants to live as a man, but as a woman. […]

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Festival de Cannes 70: Underground, 1995

A sunny shout-out to 70 winners at the Cannes Film Festival to celebrate the 70th event which is just around the corner – in no particular order. Underground winning the Palme d’Or at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival meant that director Serbian Emir Kusturica was one of the select few to achieve this honor twice […]

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Genre Blast: Genre of the Philosophical; aka: Mindf**k Cinema

I’m not prefacing this batch with “not my preferred genre”, that’s for certain. It is my “go-to” genre when I have an appetite for pure, non-narrative cinema. The films in this category are unashamedly divisive, as generally about 70% of the audience not only doesn’t care for them; they even love to badmouth them. Those […]

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