THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT Review – ****

While talking over The House That Jack Built with my father—who did not see and has no intention of seeing this film—he suggested that it sounded like a von Trier film for “von Trierests,” as apt a summation of this film as I could ever conjure. As a von Trierest myself, I thought pretty damn…

Golden Globes Nominations: 2017

Early (for me) this morning, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the nominees for the 75th Golden Globes Awards, which will be given out on January 7. And the nominees are…

Cannes 2017: The Palme d’Or Contenders

The 70th Cannes Film Festival kicks off today, and to mark the occasion I’ve decided to evaluate – in my own poor way – the films in contention for the festival’s top prize, the Palme d’Or. I have provided synopses for all the contenders and trailers, when available. I have also taken a stab at…