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Cannes 2021 Jury Features Five Women, Including Maggie Gyllenhaal and Mélanie Laurent

The Cannes Film Festival has unveiled the jury for the competition, which will be powered by a majority of women, including American actor-filmmaker Maggie Gyllenhaal, French actor-helmer Mélanie Laurent, French-Senegalese actor-director Mati Diop, Austrian director Jessica Hausner and cult French singer Mylene Farmer.Spike Lee will presider over the jury which will also include French actor […]

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‘Come True’ Review: A Hypnotic Dream Thriller About a Creepy Sleep Study

“Come True” wears its many influences on its sleeve, notably the work of David Cronenberg and Philip K. Dick, “A Nightmare on Elm Street” and “Donnie Darko,” with nods to “The Shining,” “Night of the Living Dead” and “The Terminator” thrown in for good measure. Nonetheless, filmmaker Anthony Scott Burns (“Our House”) melds those inspirations […]

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‘Southland Tales’ at 15: An Oral History of the Cannes Cut Nobody Saw Coming

Countless directors have contended with the curse of the sophomore slump, but the saga of “Southland Tales” exists in a category of its own. Five years after his cult hit “Donnie Darko” established the filmmaker’s unique, surrealistic sci-fi voice, the filmmaker’s large-scale follow-up broke all the rules. Maligned at Cannes in 2006 when it premiered […]

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‘Southland Tales’: Richard Kelly Wants Dwayne Johnson To Appear In Planned Sequel

In an age where apparently any financially-disappointing film can get additional millions of dollars for a director’s cut and any cult film can get a sequel, it’s no surprise that Richard Kelly would be interested in revisiting the underrated financial disaster that was “Southland Tales.”Read More: Richard Kelly Teases New ‘Southland Tales’ Film As Well […]

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