Jack Torcello

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The Image Book review – Godard's eyeball-frazzling video essay bewilders and delights

The veteran auteur returns to Cannes with his latest essay film, a mosaic of clips and fragments lent the urgency and terror of a horror movie<p>The Image Book is a work that reprises many of Jean-Luc Godard’s familiar ideas, but with an unexpected urgency and visceral strangeness. It’s an essay film …

Book Reviews

Cannes first look: Ayka (The Little One) tracks a runaway new mother in wintry Moscow | Sight & Sound

Among admirers of Kazakhstani filmmaker Sergey Dvortsevoy, hopes must have been high for this latest feature; his most recent work was his impressive …


Dogman review – Matteo Garrone's terrific portrait of a criminal dogsbody

The Italian director nitpicks gangster insecurities with hilarious flair in this tale of a dog-groomer-cum-smalltime coke dealer<p>Matteo Garrone’s Dogman is a compelling opera of beta-male criminal martyrdom, inspired by a true case. It’s a movie which returns this film-maker to the realist mob world …


Three Faces review: Jafar Panahi's latest is calm, modest – and inscrutable

Jafar Panahi has here created a quietly engaging quasi-realist parable, part of his ongoing and unique creative cine-autobiography, full of intelligence and humility and a real respect for women and for female actors. It is gentle, elusive, and redolent of this director’s mysterious Iranian zen. …


Happy as Lazzaro review – beguiling fable of golden, rural Italy trampled by modernity

Cannes award-winner Alice Rohrwacher’s follow-up to The Wonders is a sun-scorched, time-bending tale of a tobacco magnate and a village of sharecroppers<p>Italian director Alice Rohrwacher received a Cannes Grand Prix award for her previous film The Wonders, a gentle pastoral comedy set in rural …

Northern Italy

Cold War review – wounded love and state-sponsored fear in 1940s Poland

The torn curtain of love is the theme of Paweł Pawlikowski’s mysterious, musically glorious and visually ravishing film set in cold war Poland and beyond. The crystalline black-and-white cinematography exalts its moments of intimate grimness and its dreamlike showpieces of theatrical display. It is …

Cold War

BlacKkKlansman review – Spike Lee's clanging rebuke to the New Trump Order

Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman is a broad satirical comedy of the 70s American race war, and a parable of passing for black and passing for white – based on the true story of Ron Stallworth, the black Colorado police officer who masterminded the infiltration of a local KKK chapter by posing as a white …


Shoplifters review – family of thieves steals moral high ground – and hearts

As a ne’er-do-well group keep a child they have found, Hirokazu Kore-eda’s poignant drama asks, who is winning?<p>Hirokazu Kore-eda is now an established Cannes heavyweight and he shows why with this complex and nuanced family drama in the classical Japanese style that he has personally extended and …

Family Drama

Cannes 2018: cheering – if baffling – set of prizes caps a curious year

Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Shoplifters swiped the Palme d’Or from hotter tips but few could begrudge this masterful veteran of world cinema his time in the sun<p>So once again, the decisions of the Cannes jury are wildly different from the social-media-fuelled consensus of the Anglophone press, and certainly …


Early warning: why are films about childhood in crisis looming over Cannes?

From shoplifting kids to a girl growing up in the wild, a crop of films at Cannes focus on children finding unusual ways to navigate a terrifying modern world<p>The best moment at any film festival is when the films themselves, like party guests whose initial shyness wears off after a couple of …

Family Drama

The Wild Pear Tree review – Nuri Bilge Ceylan's delicious, humane tableaux

The Turkish director’s unhurried, magnificently acted film follows a bumptious young writer who returns home to face bittersweet truths<p>The Wild Pear Tree is a gentle, humane, beautifully made and magnificently acted movie from the Turkish film-maker and former Palme winner Nuri Bilge Ceylan: …

Cannes Film Festival

The 13 impossible crises that humanity now faces

Please don’t read this unless you are feeling strong. This is a list of 13 major crises that, I believe, confront us. There may be more. Please feel free to add to it or to knock it down. I’m sorry to say that it’s not happy reading.<p>1. Donald Trump<p>The next occupant of the White House will be a man …


How the ‘Great Paradox’ of American politics holds the secret to Trump’s success

In the heartland of the American right, people harmed by polluting industries have instead come to hate the government whose environmental regulations protect them. Now they’re voting for Donald Trump<p>There he is, seated on his wooden front porch overlooking a trim yard in suburban DeRidder, …


Bric-a-brac The Bronx Nyc by Jack Torcello

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The Fury by Jack Torcello

A boat with passengers braves the storm-tossed main in this digitally-painted photograph.


Les Jolies Fleurs by Jack Torcello

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Beverly Hills

Abstract Swirl 03 by Jack Torcello

Abstract Digital Swirl Art


Mandala Twirl 04 by Jack Torcello

Mandala Twirl - Floral

Twirly Mandala 02 by Jack Torcello

A twirly floral mandala abstract

Wall Street Nyc by Jack Torcello

Wall Street

At Rest Menemsha M. V. by Jack Torcello

The bijou harbor at Menemsha, Martha's Vineyard. with bird & boats at rest.<p>Buy the Original Photograph<p>Price<p>$475<p>Dimensions<p>2592.000 x 3888.000 …

Beverly Hills

Hyannis Light Migrating Geese Bw by Jack Torcello

Migrating Geese line the shore opposite Hyannis Light, Hyannis Port, MA.<p>Buy the Original Photograph<p>Price<p>$375<p>Dimensions<p>4228.000 x 2080.000 pixels<p>This …


Morning Boats Nantucket by Jack Torcello

The morning lights the bobbling boats with the Coastguard Station as a Nantucket backdrop!<p>Buy the Original Photograph<p>Price<p>$375<p>Dimensions<p>4008.000 x …

Coast Guard

Nantucket Vintage by Jack Torcello

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M V Iyanough by Jack Torcello

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Beverly Hills

Nantucket Nestles Around The Port by Jack Torcello

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Brant by Jack Torcello

MV Iyanough en route Nantucket, Mass.

Southwestern Ontario

Ely Cathedral by Jack Torcello

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Vezelay Basilica France by Jack Torcello

The world-renowned UNSECO Heritage site of Vezelay, France.


Pulpit II Canterbury Uk by Jack Torcello

The bishop preaches from the main pulpit of Canterbury Cathedral, Kent, UK<p>Buy the Original Photograph<p>Price<p>$495<p>Dimensions<p>2836.000 x 4274.000 …