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Cannes 2022 In Conversation

Letterboxd correspondents Ella Kemp and Isaac Feldberg take a breath between screenings to share their Cannes experiences and demystify the standing ovation.  

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Sweetie

Sweetie

★★★★★

When I saw the Question Mark on his forehead I SCREAMED and was IGNITED BY CINEMATIC FIRE and knew this was THE. MOVIE. FOR. ME.

A STUNNING film. Has all the "F you" energy of a first film. Every composition is an absolute *stunner.* Loved listening to the commentary and hearing about Jane and Sally Bongers OBLITERATING film school bros. The best revenge is making like... a ton of masterpieces i guess. (P.S. Sally Bongers- COME OUT OF RETIREMENT AND…

The one thing I want most in life is for Slavoj Zizek to make an account and start writing reviews on Letterboxd

Moonstruck

Moonstruck

★★★★½

they’re watching MOONSTRUCK (1987)

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To laugh in the face of Joe Wright’s vision of love is to reject a handmade Valentine’s Day card from your second grade crush. 

That card might have candy that comes slightly melted. It perhaps commits a bit too hard to its own shabbiness, when a store bought “Aladdin” card would do. But, the sentiment eclipses its failings. With respect to Wright’s “Cyrano,” not all failings; though, many of them can be forgiven under threat of sentimental purity. 

“Cyrano” wears…

Hyenas

Hyenas

★★★★

Hyenas is a funny but thoughtful parable concerning a man who has indeed done wrong but doesn't deserve the punishment that is coming and nor do those who punish him deserve the punishments dealt to them prior. It is taken from a European play, "The Visit," a fable on greed that is transferred to Senegal and the continental shift adds a new layer of malfeasance, colonialism. The power for someone from afar to cut off all resources, buy up all…

Imma go full Paul Schrader on this and rate my OWN movie five stars.

*Also why isn't this listed in documentary? Gotta talk to the mods.

Memoria

Memoria

★★★★★

ahahahahhahahahAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA YESSSSSSSS AHHHHHH YESSSSSS!!!!!

Memoria

Memoria

★★★★★

writing this while sitting in washington square park facing the arch, listening to Los Indios Tabajaras and wondering how i got to the point in my life where i get to attend a screening at nyff and see apichatpong and tilda with my own eyes. 

there’s a scene near the beginning where jessica first sits in the sound room and watched in awe of hernán’s ability to create music so peacefully. it reminds me how artists and creators are often…