Tag Archives: Cannes

Queen Margot At The Wedding

(Incredible poster right?! Now check out the U.S. version of the Queen Margot poster. Not even close.) Queen Margot (dir. Patrice Chereau,1994) “Frontiersman were never afraid of poetry. It was Big Business with its fear of femininity, it was the eunuchoid clergy capitulating to vulgar masculinity that made religion and art sissy things.” – Saul Bellow Like many […]

Class Act

Class of 1984 (dir. Mark Lester, 1982) “Last year there were 280,000 incidents of violence by students against their teachers and classmates in our high schools. Unfortunately, this film is based on true events. Fortunately, very few schools are like Lincoln High…yet.” (I feel like this last bit should be followed by a spooky laugh) – […]

For Every Car, There Is Dirt

(This poster is not a good representation of the style or tone of Scarecrow, but it was was too cool to pass up. Watch the trailer instead and you’ll get a better idea) Scarecrow (Dir. Jerry Schatzberg, 1973) “What is the source of our first suffering? It lies in the fact that we hesitated to speak. […]

All the Little Devils are Proud of Hell

Wake in Fright (Dir. Ted Kotcheff, 1971) “What happened?” – Waitress “Well… I got involved.”- John Grant Wake in Fright is a truly bizarre film. It’s a brutal, unflinching portrait of a rural culture steeped in alcohol, violence and sexual repression. The film is so affecting that Martin Scorsese, the same guy who routinely has his characters beaten to death, called […]

Carlos (Don’t Let It Go To Your Head)

Carlos (dir. Olivier Assayas 2010) Six hours later I’m finally done with Carlos the miniseries! Man, it was a slog. And this is coming from a guy who loves Doctor Zhivago.  But I had to do it. Carlos is, after all, the film that beat The Social Network in Film Comment’s list of ten best films […]