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Godard Mon Amour (Redoubtable) Review

Godard Mon Amour AKA Redoubtable is a light-hearted approach to a contrarian regime within French history.  Directed by Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist), this film is based upon Anne Wiazemsky’s novel about her and Jean-Luc Godard’s dysfunctional marriage.  Anne was younger than Jean-Luc when they first meet– she is 19 and he is 37.  In addition to the […]

Read Full Article Masahuru Fukuyama and Kôji Yakusho in "The Third Murder."

The Third Murder Review

The Third Murder provides an obtuse look into the acclaimed Japanese director, Hirokazu Kore-eda.  The father of several engrossing familial dramas (After the Storm; Our Litter Sister; Like Father, Like Son) shifts his focus to a lawyer’s relationship with his client and, in more broadly, with the foundations of the Japanese legal system.  The muted […]

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New Orleans 2017 Film Festival Review: The Florida Project

Sean Baker’s recently released film, The Florida Project, forces its audience to repeatedly undergo this reflection as they follow a child’s symbiotic relationship with the parasitic world around her. Six-year-old Moonee (Brooklyn Prince) lives in a purple castle on the outskirts of Disney World.  She is fortunate enough to have her mother, Halley (Bria Viniate), […]

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The New Orleans Film Festival: Closing Night and Jury Award Winners Announced

The closing night of the New Orleans Film Festival was held on Thursday, October 19th with a screening of Call Me by Your Name.  For a full review of the film’s earlier screening at the London Film Festival, please find the article here. Earlier in the week, the New Orleans Film Festival announced its Jury […]

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The 2017 New Orleans Film Festival opens with the “Florida Project.”

  The New Orleans Film Festival opens its doors for the 28th year on Wednesday, October 11th at the Orpheum Theater with a screening of The Florida Project.  Following the rout of the independent film world with his 2015 film Tangerine, Sean Baker brings another gritty examination into the forgotten characters of an uneven world.  […]

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