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  1. LETO/SUMMER (Kiril Serebannikov 2018)

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    TEO YOO, LEFT IN LETO/SUMMER

    KIRIL SEREBANNIKOV: LETO/SUMMER (2018)

    A Russian music biopic that's something completely different

    This mostly black...
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    LATE NIGHT (Nisha Ganatra 2019)

    NISHA GANATRA: LATE NIGHT (2019)

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    MINDY KALING IN LATE NIGHT

    New TV

    Late Night is a message comedy. Can there be such a thing? No doubt. Anyway...
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    http://www.chrisknipp.com/images/sM5.jpg SAMURAI...

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    SAMURAI MARATHON

    NYAFF (June 28-July 14) Press release.

    Here are some excerpts from the press release giving some of the main featured events.

    NEW...
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    New York Asian Film Festival 2019

    June 28-July 14
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    The list includes 53 films, something like the past two years. This now Lincoln-Center-based series is incredible. See their Facebook...
  5. ROLLING THUNDER REVUE: A BOB DYLAN STORY by Martin Scorsese (2019)

    ROLLING THUNDER REVUE: A BOB DYLAN STORY BY MARTIN SCORSESE (2019)

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    JOAN BAEZ AND BOB DYLAN PERFORMING IN THE ROLLING THUNDER REVUE/B]

    A brilliant...
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    SFJFF Release. BLUE NOTE RECORDS: BEYOND THE...

    SFJFF Release.

    BLUE NOTE RECORDS: BEYOND THE NOTES (2018)

    Note that Sophie Huber's BLUE NOTE RECORDS: BEYOND THE NOTES (2018) gets its theatrical release today. The revisit of the two Jewish...
  7. More about the movie and its makers. The story...

    More about the movie and its makers.

    The story of this movie and its making, the friendship of two men and the sense of displacement and lingering love of the City (traditionally referred to that...
  8. THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO (Joe Talbot 2019)

    JOE TALBOT: THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO (2019)

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    JONATHAN MAJORS AND JIMMIE FAILS IN THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO

    About a house

    The...
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    This year's final Jury Grid. The last one here...

    This year's final Jury Grid.

    The last one here was missing It Must Be Heaven (Suleiman) and Sibyl (Justine Triet). Here is the final one with all the ratings of the ten critics.
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  10. DE LO MIO (Diana Peralta 2019) - PREVIEW

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    This new debut feature focuses on the NYC Dominican community thorough two young female siblings revisiting their family origins in its Caribbean island...
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    HALSTON (Frédéric Tcheng 2019)

    FRÉDÉRIC TCHENG: HALSTON (2019)

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    HALSTON AND SOME OF HIS MODELS

    Simple chic in Seventies New York

    Halston's comfortable, minimalist designs (often in...
  12. FRAMING JOHN DELOREAN (Don Argott and Sheena M. Joyce 2019)

    DON ARGOTT, SHEENA M. JOYCE: FRAMING JOHN DELOREAN (2019)

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    JOHN DELOREAN WITH HIS ICONIC CAR, A FAILURE THAT STILL SPARKLES, 30 YEARS ON

    An...
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    Some additions courtesy of A.O. Scott. As A.O....

    Some additions courtesy of A.O. Scott.

    As A.O. Scott points out in his appreciative NY Times review this biopic us upfront about Elton John's gayness and his former alcohol and cocaine...
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    Reviews of The Souvenir. In an unusually...

    Reviews of The Souvenir.

    In an unusually lovely, fresh, and enthusiastic review A.O. Scott of the New York Times describes The Souvenir perceptively as a film he almost wants to keep a secret...
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    THE SOUVENIR (Joanna Hogg 2019)

    JOANNA HOGG: THE SOUVENIR (2019)

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    HONOR SWINTON BYRNE AND TOM BURKE IN THE SOUVENIR

    Old pain

    I knew a number of things about this film before...
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    ROCKETMAN (Dexter Fletcher 2019)

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    JAMIE BELL AND TARON EGERTON IN ROCKETMAN

    "Rocketman" is so busy details get lost, but it's a splendidly enjoyable spectacle

    Everyone starts out by...
  17. THE FALL OF THE AMERICAN EMPIRE (Denys Arcand 2018)

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    DENYS ARCAND: THE FALL OF THE AMERICAN EMPIRE/LA CHUTE DE L'EMPIRE AMÉRICAIN (2018)

    A caper and a lecture, and nary a "fall" in sight

    The witty,...
  18. Besides the ones in AV Club that I've drawn from,...

    Besides the ones in AV Club that I've drawn from, one of the most understanding and germane pieces on the film that I've seen is "Under the Silver Lake Is a Total Mess and Totally Worth It" by Inkoo...
  19. Thanks. I couldn't wait till June so I paid...

    Thanks. I couldn't wait till June so I paid $4.95 to watch it. Are you going to get the DVD? Always good to have the bonus materials, commentary etc. which this will surely deserve.
  20. UNDER THE SILVER LAKE (David Robert Mitchell 2018)

    DAVID ROBERT MITCHELL: UNDER THE SILVER LAKE (2018)

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    Eccentric master David Robert Mitchell's brilliant depiction of goofy obsession

    What happened...
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    Last year's final Cannes Jury Grid. I just saw...

    Last year's final Cannes Jury Grid.

    I just saw David Robert Mitchell's Cannes 2018 Competition film Under the Silver Lake, which has been practically hushed up here; I never did get to see it in a...
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    The rightness of the dominance of Cannes. "The...

    The rightness of the dominance of Cannes.

    "The French are very serious about film, and rightly so; the art of cinema owes much of its development to France. So it’s fitting that the country is the...
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    Awards Dissent. ...

    Awards Dissent.

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    Alejandro González Iñárritu, center, president of Jury, and winners at Cannes: Ladj Ly to his right, Bong Joon-ho to his left

    Did the...
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    http://www.chrisknipp.com/images/bJh5.jpg Bong...

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    Bong Joon-ho, director of Parasite/기생충, takes the Palme d'Or at Cannes 2019 [Photo Stéphane Mahé/Reuters]

    Awards comments.

    It's exciting that a...
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    Cannes 2019: The awards.

    The full list of winners for the 2019 Cannes Film Festival is below. Links to review summaries from this thread.

    Palme...
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