luni, 22 mai 2017

Cannes 70: Happy End

le Haneke
dupa ce am vazut Amour in aceiasi sala , azi nebunie la noul Haneke in competitie, HAPPY END,
(titlu ironic biensur) asa ca au SUPLIMENTAT CU UN SPECTACOL LA SOIXTIEME. am fost, am stat ca pe ace primele 45 de min, (filmul are 1 h 47) si apoi m-am regalat cu un soi de cocktail vitriloant acid sarcastic, care mi-a amintit mult de Chabrol, Familia burgheza de grand couture franceza, cu rapel la Amour, Trintignant isi reia rolul, la fel si Isabelle Huppert. Jean Louis T are 86 de ani, wow ! arata superb in film, un domn batrin, mult prea elegant pentru lumea de azi. Fetita din film e superba, Fantine |Harduin se cheama. Plus Kassovitz, Toby Jones si un soi de cross de Vincent Gallo si Joaquim Phoenix galez (sic): Franz Rogowski (Boxer in Victoria), fiul ratacitor...
Unul din cele mai bune filme de competitie. A treai Palme d'Or pentru Hanke, acum la 75 de ani ? Nu cred ca va fi favorizat de juriul lui Almodovar, dar on sait jamais...
Loveless conduce detasat, dar pas vu, a fost in prima azi. Pe Lahtimos il vad miine. Le Redoutable, despre Godard dar comedie a l'italliene- ratatouille.
cronica din Variety aici 

vineri, 19 mai 2017

Cannes 70; Okja

Bonjour, 
am ajuns din nou la Cannes si azi am apucat sa vad 2 filme 
am avut nororc cu OKJA pt ca toata lumea vrea sa il vada, ocazie unica pe marele ecran pt ca filmul va fi pe netflix pe 28 iunie. Pacat, findca merita vazut in cinema, e o minune de film. Bong Joon Ho s-a intrecut pe sine si a avut si mijloace la dispozitie sa faca un film ultra excentric, un cross de 12 monkeys cu Babe, si chiar ET facut a la Leos Carax. 
Uitati de Babe, este vremea sa va emotionati pentru Okja. Iti vine sa te transformi in vegetearian, desi stim ca suntem the meat eating nations.
-premiera de la Lumiere dim la 8.30 a avut probleme tehnice dar filmul a fost primit cu ovatii -4 minute aplauze, not shady..
The film has become a symbol of the streaming giant's disruption of the traditional film business and caused much debate. Netflix plans to release Okja online-only in most markets, leading to criticism from this year's Cannes jury president Pedro Almodovar.
The Spanish director in the jury press conference earlier this week had said that he didn't think the Palme d'Or should be given “to a film that is then not seen on the big screen.”
(I agrre but the film is superb)
Last week, the Cannes festival introduced a new rule, taking effect next year, that only films with theatrical distribution in France can be accepted in competition.
Netflix's other competition title is Noah Baumbach's The Meyerowitz Stories.
deci controversa cu netflix si amazon posibil sa se termine aici, si acestea sa fie singurele filme ale megacompaniilor care sa mai ajunga la un acest tip de festival. 
more here 
Tilda Swinton e minunata, e a doua oara cind lucreaza cu Bong, dupa Snowpiercer. Ea este Lucy Mirando (si soar ei geamana Nancy), o afacerista horatita sa revolutioneze industria GMO, cu rezulatae cele putin scary !

despre film am sa povestesc mai pe larg in revista Cineamp de vara.  prouectia de presa de dimineata a fost primul scandal al festivalului, la Lumiere s-a proiecat formatul gresit, s-a huiduit copios, s-a oprit si repornit. dar e nimic fata de alerata cu bomba de la Cannes :



joi, 18 mai 2017

Chris Cornell RIP

Chris Cornell gone,. the man from Soundgarden, Audioslave. Great voice, great musician.
Avea 52 de ani. In Detroit unde era in turneu. Om vedea de ce. Pina atunci you know the name...
imi aduc aminte de ca de fiecare data cind e Cannes-ul moare cite un muzician important, nu ca ar avea vreo legatura. de data asta am aflat de Cornell de dimineata, in Bucuresti.
pacat...
articol in The Guardian aici
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"life is gone with just a spin of the wheel"

luni, 15 mai 2017

Powers Boothe RIP

Bill Paxton, Michael Parks, now Powers Boothe -2017 it's getting a sad list for heavyweights, grand actors of cult films for the 70's generation. Boothe was an excellent actor, texan and he would've been 69 on June 1st. It's reported he died in his sleep. He was playing heavyweights in Walter Hil''s films (Extreme Prejudice)  up to senators in Sin City . Villain in Sudden Death (the biggest Van Damme vehicle next to Time Cop).
Brillinat as the lead in SOUTHERN COMFORT (1981), still one of the best films unknown to audiences, great in Red Dawn, A Breed Apart, the father in Emerald Forest, Tombstone,  U Turn, Nixon !
I saw him face to face at the Kevin Costner & Modern West concert in Bucharest, when they were filming here The Hatfields and McCoys.

His 1st major role was as Rev. Jim Jones in the TV movie  Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (1980 TV Movie). Director: William A. Graham 
More TV in Philip Marlowe: Private Eye (1983-1986), up to 24, Nashville, Deadwood, and last in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (via Avengers).
Saw this winter again on dvd Southern Comfort to celebrate Walter Hill's 70the Birthday. Then Bill Paxton died and I re-saw Frailty (2001) which he directed and Boothe is the FBI agent McConaughey tells his mad yarn. Then just last week when Rambo was on TV I was looking at Richard Creena's colonel Trautman and remembered Boothe's parodic take on the role in McGruber  as colonel Faith !
Variety article here !