Cannes Film Festival 2018: The Fight for Inclusion Continues — Moira Sullivan reports

cannes festival 2018 logoOfficially, this was the year for women at Cannes. It is a year that is only meaningful if the number of films made by women selected to the festival increases. The realization that Cannes is a hunting ground for sexual predators can never be erased thanks to Asia Argento’s face to face in the closing ceremony. Festival de Cannes may not continue under the same exclusive terms of the past, but this is the year where acknowledging the achievements of women was dynamically profiled. Inclusion is yet to come. Continue reading…

read more

THE WONDERS, ARMOUR OF LIGHT, MAKING ROUNDS, OUR BRAND IS CRISIS, BARE and Other Oct 30 Openers – Reviews by Jennifer Merin

wonders posterAlice Rohrwacher’s second feature, The Wonders, is full of mystery and fully deserves it’s title. Abigail Disney’s Armour of Light, an enlightening documentary, follows an Evangelical minister and the mother of a slain teenage son to point out the contradictions between Evangelical Christian ideology and second amendment advocacy by Evangelical Christians. Muffy Meyers’ Making Rounds follows two highly regarded cardiologists as they train young doctors to listen to patients with heart and to diagnose them at their bedsides rather than at computers. Plus reviews of Our Brand is Crisis, Bare, Top Spin and Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse. Read the reviews

read more

52nd New York Film Festival: Provocation and Pleasure – Rania Richardson Comments

Many of the films in the recently concluded 52nd New York Film Festival will fill theaters, fuel discussions, and collect awards for months to come. Topping the list is Citizenfour, a late edition to the tightly edited festival’s main slate of 31 features. Read on…

read more