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Game Of Thrones Recap: “The Gift”

8 hours ago

Tonight's hour has a relatively weak theme of altruism running throughout, but that potentially interesting narrative slant is overwhelmed by the relentless shuffling of characters. Let's see where they all ended up. [caption id="attachment_463495" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via HBO[/caption] Castle Black In an effort to ally himself with the Wildlings north of the wall, and to offer them sanctuary south of the wall in the area of land controlled by the Night's Watch known as "The Gift," Lord Commander Snow rides north with Tormund Giantsbane (and a satchel of dragonglass weapons). And that's about all we see from him this hour. See ya next week, Snow! Meanwhile, Gilly, Sam, and Little Sam pay a visit to the dying Maester Aemon, who soon passes away and is set aflame by the men of the Night's Watch. Sam's eulogy isn't exactly noteworthy, but Aliser Thorne's reminder that Sam is now without any allies is certainly foreboding. »

- Dave Trumbore

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Dheepan Review | Cannes 2015

9 hours ago

There was excitement and hope and murmurs that Youth or even Carol would win the coveted Palme d’Or for best picture in Cannes. So when the winner was finally announced, there were jeers in the press room. But there was also applause for Jacques Audiard and Dheepan, his first Cannes selection since 2012 and a 180-degree turn from Rust and Bone and the Oscar nominated The Prophet. One of the most awarded French filmmakers and a regular of the Cannes circuit, Audiard has always been kaleidoscopic in his films, going from one style to another. While Dheepan is a good film, it is not a great one. Inspired by 18th century writer Montesquieu, Audiard depicts how foreigners see France, their life often a combat because they feel uprooted or displaced and completely challenged. [caption id="attachment_463513" align="alignright" width="350"] Via Ugc Distribution[/caption] Dheepan (Antonythasan Jesuthasan) is not his real name. He was given the »

- Talia Soghomonian

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