8 items from 2015
Barbet Schroeder returned to the Cannes Film Festival for Amnesia which played on Tuesday in the Special Screenings section. And while the title sounds like it belongs to the suspense genre Schroeder is known for, Amnesia is quite a departure from the morally ambiguous characters the director has painted throughout his career (notably Claus von Bulow in 1990’s Reversal of Fortune, which earned Jeremy Irons an Oscar for his portrayal of the leather-loving socialite)… »
The thorny subject of German historical memory binds the characters in Barbet Schroeder’s “Amnesia,” a thoughtful, sensitive character study that reps a minor-key comeback for the veteran Swiss filmmaker, helming his first theatrical feature since the critically and commercially drubbed “Inju” in 2008. This low-budget passion project — a second career reboot of sorts, following the director’s acclaimed “Our Lady of the Assassins” in 2000 — also serves as a homecoming for Schroeder, returning him to the Ibiza location of his 1969 debut feature, the druggie classic “More,” and to a story inspired by events in the life of his own mother. The result is a leisurely paced, talky two-hander that always has its heart in the right place, even when its dramatic engines aren’t running at full blast. Older arthouse audiences of the “Woman in Gold” persuasion could take to this, despite the lack of marquee names.
Like Schroeder’s own mother, »
- Scott Foundas
All week long our writers will debate: Which was the greatest film year of the past half century. Click here for a complete list of our essays. How to decide in the grand scheme of things which film year stands above all others? History gives us no clear methodology to unravel this thorny but extremely important question. Is it the year with the highest average score of movies? So a year that averages out to a B + might be the winner over a field strewn with B’s, despite a few A +’s. Or do a few masterpieces lift up a year so far that whatever else happened beyond those three or four films is of no consequence? Both measures are worthy, and the winner by either of those would certainly be a year not to be sneezed at. But I contend the only true measure of a year’s »
- Richard Rushfield
Well, the official Cannes Film Festival line-up is here, and it's a terrific slate for 2015, with lots of big name, international auteurs, but one you might forget as a familiar face on the Croisette is Barbet Schroeder. The Oscar nominated director ("Reversal Of Fortune") has been at Cannes twice previously, with "Barfly" in 1987 and "Terror's Advocate" in 2007. And now he's back with "Amnesia," which will get a Special Screening at the fest. The first trailer is here. Starring Marthe Keller, Max Riemelt, Bruno Ganz, and Corinna Kirchhoff, the movie tells the tale of the relationship that develops between a young man and an older woman, and the secrets from the past that surface. Here's the official synopsis: Ibiza, the early nineties, Jo is a twenty-five-year-old music composer. He has come over from Berlin and wants to be part of the nascent electronic music revolution, ideally by getting a job first »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Recently, CW served up the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Reign" episode 18 of season 2. The episode is entitled, "Reversal of Fortune," and it turns out that we're going to see some very dramatic and interesting stuff go down as Catherine gets real suspicious of Mary and Conde's activities. Francis gets very sick, and more! In the new, 18th episode press release: Mary Is In Danger Of Being Exposed. Press release number 2: When Catherine (Megan Follows) becomes suspicious that Mary (Adelaide Kane) and Condé (Sean Teale) are having an affair, Mary will risk Catherine discovering just how deep her betrayal goes. Francis (Toby Regbo) is going to become gravely ill after he collapses ,and Bash's (Torrance Coombs) life will be in jeopardy when he leaves to work as the King's Deputy. Meanwhile, things are going to become complicated for Leith (Jonathan Keltz) when he is forced to be »
Hey, Reign peeps. We regrettably have to let you guys know that your favorite show will indeed be missing from the CW line up tonight. Heck, they won't even be giving you a rerun to check out. The show is apparently on another one of their long breaks, so we won't be seeing the new episode labeled, "Reversal Of Fortune," until Thursday night, April 16th at 8pm central time. Be sure to jot that date down on your TV calendars. CW did serve up the promo/spoiler clip (below) for episode 18, last week, in case you haven't checked it out yet. The official synopsis for episode 18, reads like this: "When Catherine becomes suspicious that Mary and Condé are having an affair, Mary risks Catherine discovering just how deep her betrayal goes. Francis becomes gravely ill after he collapses and Bash's life is in jeopardy when he leaves to work as the King's Deputy. »
Hey, "Reign" peeps. Yes, it's true guys. We regrettably have to inform you that your favorite show is about to take yet another long break almost just as soon as it came out of one! So, we're going to have to wait for a bit to deliver the new,official spoilers for episode 18 until CW serves up the press release for it. While we're waiting, we can tell you that episode 18 is labeled, "Reversal of Fortune," and it's due to hit the airwaves on Thursday night ,April 16th at 8pm central time, so be sure to jot that date down on your TV calendars. CW will most likely serve up the new promo/spoiler clip for episode 18 after episode 17 airs tonight. If they do, we'll definitely get it posted to the site for you guys, so be sure to stay tuned for that. »
Love can be a many splendid thing…both in triumph and sometimes in tragedy. The emphasis of this sentiment is mainly on the latter as tragedy can be defined in various degrees of despair. Consequently, we have endured all sorts of conflict between lovers in cinema throughout the history of frequenting the movies.
In You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling: Top Ten Tragic Lovers in the Movies we will look at a selection of films where the tragic circumstances have shaped the foundation of film lovers convincingly. The tragic overtones come in all varieties: marital discourse, criminal activity, fraud, addiction, etc. Granted that there are probably bigger and better choices for lovey-dovey antagonism that could be cited in You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling but hey…the outcome remains the same: hampered relationships that are creatively rooted in turmoil.
The spotlight of “lovers” are open to discussion in the realm of combative married couples, »
- Frank Ochieng
8 items from 2015
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