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Lambert Wilson Tapped To Emcee Cannes Film Festival

PARIS– French thesp Lambert Wilson has been tapped to host the opening and closing ceremonies of Cannes Film Festival.

Wilson, a popular actor whose credits include Alain Resnais’ “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” and Xavier Beauvois’ “Of Gods And Men,” will succeed to last year’s Audrey Tautou. 45 more words


Films in 2014: March

I don’t have a lot to say about my film viewings in March, other than seeing my first 2014 release! March is usually when I start going to the theater, so I’m looking forward to seeing more films outside my room in the coming months. 604 more words

Films In 2014

Bright Star

Sumptuously mounted and remarkably grounded, Bright Star is a breezy, passionate, and gently erotic love story that never tips into sentimentality. It eludes any taint of costume drama frippery and recasts hackneyed old stanzas in refreshing new verse.


The Piano

There are many possible words to describe Jane Campion’s The Piano, and I had many of them in hand, but as I finished the movie, they all left, and I was once again speechless towards cinematic beauty. 894 more words

Television Review: Top Of The Lake

Over the years many films and television series have been compared to novels and the comparison is extremely applicable to work by Jane Campion. The Piano is the great Romantic novel that never was, with mute Holly Hunter’s titular instrument giving her a voice in the verdant New Zealand landscape while the film dealt with oppression and repression and sexuality in a way the literature of the time never could do. 522 more words

Top of the Lake: When is a Political Work a Parable?

One of the quirks of a Netflix-mediated life is that you may find yourself vehemently disagreeing with a year-old television review long after everyone else has stopped caring. 1,208 more words

Book Reviews

Auteur Theory




noun (french)

A film director who influences their films so much that they rank as their author.


The Auteur Theory evolved from the 1940′s in France and has become a growing aspect of the film industry. 467 more words