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…