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Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett have a romantic meet-cute in Todd Haynes' Carol.

‘Carol’ demonstrates that neither life nor love is always fair

Todd Haynes has built one of the best, most accomplished filmographies of just about any American independent filmmaker of the past three decades. He emerged in the early ’90s alongside the likes of the Coen brothers, Quentin Tarantino, Richard Linklater, David O. Russell, and a host of others. He always existed a little off to the side of those other mainstream filmmakers as his work has always had a more serious bite to it and regularly looks at the issue of homosexuality in the kind of dead on way that until recently would almost always limit the cultural reach of his work.  Continue reading ‘Carol’ demonstrates that neither life nor love is always fair

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Kristen Stewart and Juliette Binoche go for a hike in the Alps in the film Clouds of Sils Maria, one of my favorite films of the year, Clouds of Sils Maria.

My 11 Favorite Films of 2015

I know it’s a little late to be writing an article like this. But seeing as I haven’t written an article at all in nearly five months, I’m content to deliver this overdue piece now. So how did 2015 fare at the end of the day? Not so hot. In fact, it may have been the single weakest year since I started following film in a journalistic capacity almost a decade ago. It’s so bad, in fact, that my favorite film of the year technically came out in 2014. So what happened? Is this a sign that the feature length film is really failing in favor of television? I don’t think so. Or at least I hope not because even with the surge of television from Netflix, Aamzon, and Hulu, I still favor both the process of producing feature length films and the end results, most of the time. Continue reading My 11 Favorite Films of 2015

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Cannes sounded a little awkward this morning as ‘Dheepan’ took the Palme

I can’t speak too specifically about an event I did not attend. But my experience of the Cannes award ceremony made the thing feel like it landed with an air of uncomfortable awkwardness. I spent a solid twenty minutes this afternoon refreshing my webpages on both The Guardian and In Contention for live blogging updates of the ceremony, reading the occasional tweet about it as well. Mostly this was to see how well my predictions from yesterday fared. Continue reading Cannes sounded a little awkward this morning as ‘Dheepan’ took the Palme

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