Jonathan Gerard

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Film of the Week: Ludwig

Luchino Visconti’s historical drama <i>Ludwig</i> is the sort of film that tends to be called a folly, but here the epithet isn’t altogether inappropriate. …

Interview: Yann Gonzalez

With a title akin to a vintage 4AD album and promotional materials resembling some lost, neon-streaked urban noir, French filmmaker Yann Gonzalez’s</i> …

Festivals: Taiwan

Twenty years after its founding, the most recent edition of the Taiwan International Documentary Festival confronted its self-anointed status as a …

China

‘Burning Secret’: Stanley Kubrick’s Once-Lost Screenplay Has Been Found 60 Years Later — and Could Be Made Into a Film

He co-wrote the script in 1956.<p>Nearly 20 years after his death, Stanley Kubrick continues to fascinate and confound. The endlessly influential …

Stanley Kubrick

Where to begin with folk horror

All of these examples were produced for the BBC, but ITV’s various sub-strands produced equally unnerving forms of folk horror, some of which have …

Best films of 2018 so far

All the Money in the World<p>Raucous thriller about the real-life 1973 kidnapping of J Paul Getty’s grandson, and the billionaire’s subsequent refusal to pay the ransom – a film that became notorious in its own right after reshooting scenes featuring disgraced actor Kevin Spacey.<p><b>What we said:</b> With the …

Comic Books

The Best Rap And Hip-Hop Albums Of 2018 So Far

Modern-day rap can feel like a persistent, ever-present storm front, ready to deluge its audience at anytime with a nonstop torrent of new music. It can be overwhelming. Where once upon a time, listeners had time to digest each release before the next, now each project lands seemingly together, all …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The 8 Best Vinyl Accessories, Picked By an Expert

Whether you’re a beginner, having just bought an entry-level turntable and a solid pair of bookshelf speakers, or you’re an …

Free pulp sci-fi, mystery, crime and fantasy magazines? Yes please!

I love low-rent pulp magazines from the 1920s right through to the early 1980s. Trashy, flashy and a constant pleasure to read, I used to own a ton …

Cannes first look: The Wild Pear Tree contemplates a restive rural homecoming | Sight & Sound

Running at a little over three hours, Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s long-awaited follow-up to Winter Sleep takes a similarly leisurely, discursive approach to …

The wonderful, improbable Palme d'Or triumph of Hirokazu Kore-eda's 'Shoplifters' at Cannes

On the last day of every Cannes Film Festival, word begins to leak out about which filmmakers from the competition have been called back for the closing-night awards ceremony. Many of us already knew, going into Saturday night's show, that Pawel Pawlikowski's "Cold War," Alice Rohrwacher's "Happy …

Barely moving pictures: Kiarostami’s 24 FRAMES

<i>24 Frames (2017).</i>DB here:It might seem an act of vandalism. To overwrite one of the world’s most famous paintings, the elder Pieter Bruegel’s <i>Hunters</i> …

TasteTro Spice System: Spice Blends at a Touch of Button

Just about everyone has a spice rack. Spices bring our food to life, adding some zest. Whether it’s salt and pepper, paprika, oregano or any other …

Spike Lee's 'BlacKkKlansman' brings Cannes Festival audience to their feet with commentary on Trump's America

Standing ovations at the Cannes Film Festival are no rarity — the audiences at the black-tie gala screenings have gained a reputation for being generous. But when the credits start to roll at the Auditorium Louis Lumière, differentiating between obligatory and genuine enthusiasm is easier than you …

‘The House That Jack Built’ Review: Lars von Trier’s Serial Killer Epic Is Horrifying, Sadistic, Possibly Brilliant — Cannes 2018

The filmmaker is back with another provocative epic, this time with a personal edge.<p>Every Lars von Trier movie feels like a dare, but nothing to date …

Horror

Lars von Trier’s ‘The House That Jack Built’ and Spike Lee’s ‘BlacKkKlansman’ make for a night of provocation in Cannes

<i>The 71st Cannes Film Festival is underway (May 8 through Saturday), and L.A. Times critic Justin Chang is there, seeing as many movies as possible and writing about them for a day-by-day, film-by-film diary. This is one in a series of entries spanning the opening festivities to closing night. For</i> …

'Vomitive. Pathetic': Lars von Trier film prompts mass walkouts at Cannes

Danish director Lars Von Trier’s much-anticipated return to Cannes has resulted – with some predictability – in controversy, as a screening of his new film The House That Jack Built was met with mass walkouts.<p>The blackly comic thriller, which stars Matt Dillon and Uma Thurman, follows the murder …

Asghar Farhadi’s Everybody Knows

Asghar Farhadi’s <i>Everybody Knows</i> has opened this year’s Cannes Film Festival, and so far critics are greeting it with a resounding “meh.” Expectations …

Oculus Go review: Finally, cheap and easy VR for everyone

The Oculus Go is the most convenient and comfortable VR headset ever made. That might sound like hyperbole, but it's well deserved. With the Rift, its first headset to reach consumers, Oculus helped introduce us to high-end VR. And together with Samsung, it delivered the cheap Gear VR headset for …

Claire Denis Reveals Why ‘High Life,’ Her Sci-Fi Thriller Starring Robert Pattinson, Isn’t at Cannes

It was expected to premiere at the festival.<p>In addition to being one of our most gifted filmmakers, Claire Denis is also among the most outspoken. …

1932

Queer & Now & Then<p>Queer & Now & Then<p>Terrors of the flesh: in addition to racebending, <i>The Mask of Fu Manchu</i> builds its horrors from homoerotic …

Horror

Chinese documentary 'Mrs. Fang' a highlight of Locarno Festival in Los Angeles

"Unflinching" is a common enough word in critical discourse, but few artists earn it as fully as the Chinese documentary filmmaker Wang Bing. His movies, which include "West of the Tracks" and "'Til Madness Do Us Part," are portraits of a rapidly moving China but also epic studies in concentration …

Joaquin Phoenix descends into a hellish New York underworld in the haunting 'You Were Never Really Here'

Seven years ago, the gifted Scottish writer-director Lynne Ramsay made a bleak and unsettling domestic horror film titled "We Need to Talk About Kevin." Her latest feature, her fourth in nearly two decades, is a hypnotically grim New York crime thriller called "You Were Never Really Here."<p>Both …

Laurent Cantet's eye for social issues on display in 'The Workshop'

French filmmaker Laurent Cantet's incisive way with discomforting social issue dramas ("Human Resources," "Time Out") is again on display in "The Workshop."<p>Over the summer in a once thriving blue-collar shipyard town transformed by closure and rebirth into a resort area, famous writer Olivia …

'Seven Years of Night' is a strained specimen of Korean noir

Director Choo Chang-min's adaptation of Jeong You-jeong's novel "Seven Years of Night" offers a ponderous take on a classic noir premise. Though well-acted and visually striking, the film's missing some of the punchiness that makes these kinds of tragic crime stories hit hard.<p>What "Seven Years of …

Why American lives matter most

America's racism and narcissism is the reason why its foreign affairs are a mere projection of its domestic ills.<p>Twenty-five years ago, when I was a second-year graduate student at the University of Pittsburgh, I overheard a conversation between an instructor and an undergraduate student who had …

Geopolitics

The Best Vacuums, According to Cleaning-Service Experts

<i>It’s now spring, which means it’s nearly the season of cleaning and organization. There’s something particularly alarming about emerging from the</i> …

Cleaning

Metaxas & Sins Brings a Bold New Look to Analog Audio

Available for preorder now, these two new devices will have their first public showing at the High End show in Munich.<p>There is a misconception that …

Review: Beyerdynamic's Aventho Wireless will make you reconsider your giant headphones

Supra-aural headphones, also known as on-ears, are the awkward middle child of audiophilia. Broadly speaking, they don’t sound as clear or open as over-ear headphones, and are less comfortable to boot. Less-broadly speaking, they’re not nearly as portable as earbuds.<p>But for some people, they hit …

Where to Find Tons of Free Classical Music Downloads

Download Free Classical Music at Musopen<p>Updated April 23, 2018<p>Musopen is a wonderful website dedicated to providing free classical music downloads to …