Film Honors: 2005

My own personal choices for the year. They reflect not just necessarily what I think is the best or essential cinema, but perhaps resonate with me or inspire, both at the time, and still today. Subject to alter choices if new viewings are worthy enough. Other published Film Honors posts can be found at the […]

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Festival de Cannes 70: Nuovo cinema Paradiso, 1989

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. Who is Alfredo? Adult Toto has the poignant, nostalgic means to answer such a question, with a story about the wonders and woes of life and of cinema […]

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Festival de Cannes 70: Yûya Yagira, 2004

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. Loosely, but integrally, based on an actual child abandonment case, director Hirokazu Koreeda has made a true-to-life gem with Dare mo Shiranai (Nobody Knows). The Japanese drama focuses on […]

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Festival de Cannes 70: Isabelle Adjani, 1981

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. Awarded the Best Actress prize for both roles in competition at Cannes 1981, while Isabelle Adjani‘s turn in Quartet is all fine and dandy, it is the ridiculously […]

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