Apples

Apples is set in a world where an inexplicable amnesia outbreak causes people to suddenly lose their memory, leaving those who cannot be identified by loved ones to be cared for by the state. While Lanthimos’ work delights in exhibiting human misery, this is more interested in human connection, and the extent to which memories form our identity. Apples Review by Hannah Strong @thethirdhan Share this Directed by Christos Nikou Starring Anna Kalaitzidou Aris Servetalis Sofia Georgovassili Anticipation. Aris is encouraged by his therapist to take photographs of himself experiencing…

Monster

As he comes to the end of his monologue, picking up pace, the frenzied beats of a jazz drummer surge beneath his increasingly offensive accusations. Monster Review by Flora Spencer Grant Share this Directed by Anthony Mandler Starring Jennifer Ehle John David Washington Kelvin Harrison Jr Anticipation. A queasy greenish tint and unsteady handheld camera symbolise Steve’s anguish in prison, bright white overhead lighting and a muted colour palette characterise the courtroom, while his life before his arrest is shown contrastingly warm hues. A great cast, but I’m tired of…

Sofia Coppola has directed a new short film for the New York City Ballet

Published 7 May 2021 Share this In crisp digital-black-and-white, Coppola trains her lens on the dancers and instructors of the NYCB, basking on the pure majesty of bodies in motion. Sofia Coppola has directed a new short film for the New York City Ballet The 26-minute mood piece captures the majesty of the dance company for their Spring Gala. An unexpected new project from Coppola further cements her reputation as an assimilated-and-proud New Yorker. Coppola’s contribution will be available to stream   until 20 May, beginning around the six-minute mark…

Cowboys

The resulting separation causes further tensions, and when Joe makes a desperate plea to escape the oppressive denial of his mother, Troy abducts him. Over the course of just 83 minutes, we witness the development and deconstruction of ideals, followed by the promise of a fresh start. Can’t wait to see what Kerrigan does next. Troy wants to be a good father and seems aware of his image as a hero to his son. Troy (Zahn) is accepting of his son’s identity, while Sarah (Jillian Bell) dismisses it as a…

How personal trauma and national tragedy inspired Grave of the Fireflies

The rest of the family was in the backyard shelter. Urban Japan, dense with wood and paper, proved highly vulnerable to incendiary bombs. Relatively few ask what else it may be trying to do. Rarely is it substantially criticized, except when political sensitivities come into play. Malnutrition stalked them throughout, eventually taking the little girl’s life on 21 August. Later that day, at a makeshift hospital, he found his sixteen-month-old adoptive sister and mother, who was severely burned; his father was never seen again. Yet it also belies the nuances…

Nuns get hot under the collar in the Benedetta trailer

His long-awaited new feature Benedetta has finally gotten a trailer in advance of its world premiere scheduled for the Cannes Film Festival’s slightly delayed iteration in July. Share this Words Charles Bramesco @intothecrevasse Share this Share this The Netherlands’ preeminent lightning rod Paul Verhoeven has passed through Hollywood and the international arthouse, from the stage at the Razzies to the accepter’s podium at the César Awards, and none of it has done a single blessed thing to dull his provocateur’s edge. Published 5 May 2021 Share this Nuns have never…

Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street

Street Gang flits between different facets of its subject, surveying everything from music direction to considerations of Big Bird’s design. Enjoyment. Instead, after chronicling Jim Henson’s run, the film sputters without much to say about the intervening decades. The film is at its most absorbing when looking at how competing impulses could gel into weird, groundbreaking TV magic, although even that feels under-explored. Lest you think that Sesame Street’s massive success was a happy accident, Street Gang is here to inform you that the show was rigorous in its attempts…

LWLies 89: The First Cow issue – On sale now!

In celebration of Kelly Reichardt, one of America’s greatest working filmmakers, and her extraordinary new film. And as a special little side-project, we’ve included an alternative history of the New Hollywood cinema of the late ’60s and ’70s as told through a variety of wondrous baked goods created by some of our most gifted collaborators. From conception to completion, the piece took just under a month to create, and we sincerely hope that Steph was wearing a thimble to prevent any stitching-based injury. It was a London Film Festival screening…

Immersive and inspiring music documentaries to look out for in 2021

The line separating fact and fiction blurs in a cloud of sand and smoke, but Hertzler’s film is really just a hangout movie about collaboration and friendship attuned to the feelings of displacement and indifference that preoccupy many youngsters. Raised in dust-bowl Oklahoma, Dalton possessed the earthy beauty of a Dorothea Lange portrait and a weary voice that saw her compared with Billie Holiday. For anyone who remembers buying CD singles, Justin Staple’s American Rapstar is perhaps the best introduction to this DIY subgenre of hip hop. Adopting a more…

The Craft at 25 – A dark rite of passage for teenage covens

In need of a fourth member to complement their Catholic school coven, they find a natural witch in new student Sarah (Robin Tunney). Published 3 May 2021 Share this Still, I felt instinctively drawn to these witches trading pointy black hats for a femme-goth aesthetic that would inspire me well into my high school years. Take the scene where the girls are hanging out while an episode of Bewitched plays in the background. Nonetheless, I think of that movie night fondly whenever I read tarot for my friends, imagining the…

George A. Romero’s unfinished final work is back on track

This new installment in Romero’s ever-expanding ___ Of The Dead Cinematic Universe further complicates an already-jumbled up timeline; Twilight will technically be a direct sequel to 2005’s Land of the Dead, tying up the as-of-now unresolved fate of the self-aware zombie kingpin Big Daddy. Romero passed away in 2017, a trail of practical-effects viscera in his wake, having left the zombie genre he popularized changed forever. As the THR bulletin details, she and three other screenwriters have prepared a shootable draft of the late great’s script, and now seek a…

Satyajit Ray at 100: The musical genius behind the auteur

Perhaps, by doing the music for all his films post-Devi and not relying on any other composer, Ray was trying to prove a point. Therefore, he would start working on the music at the script stage, ensuring that the story and score evolved in tandem. I have always felt that music is an extraneous element, that one should be able to do without it, express oneself without it,” he said. It’s no wonder his films and his music continue to enchant audiences. Wes Anderson used several of Ray’s original compositions…

The woman who styled your favourite ’80s teen movies

He created his own persona and that’s why he had the ripped shirt, the denim and the vest under his overcoat. “With Mia Sara, I made all of her clothing because I couldn’t find anything that was really unique to a wealthy young girl. When they pull up in their parent’s cars, you see right away who their family is and who they are. I made the white leather jacket and it looked great, but a little too dressy, so we added the fringe all over and aged it down…

David Cronenberg is gearing up for his first new film in nearly a decade

Screen Daily has relayed a report from their sister publication KFTV that shooting is set to commence in early August on Crimes of the Future, described as “a strange film noir story” by Viggo Mortensen, a regular Cronenberg collaborator already tapped to star in the film. Cronen-heads may recall that Crimes of the Future also happens to be the title of his second film, made back in 1970 and set in the then-distant future of 1997, an era thrown into dystopia by the inadvertent extermination of all sexually mature women.…