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Neil Jordan, Isabelle Huppert, Sergei Loznitsa Honored at 12th Atlantida Mallorca Film Fest in Spain

The 12th Atlàntida Mallorca Film Fest (Amff) in Spain is reeling in a bevy of luminaries led by Neil Jordan, Isabelle Huppert and Ukraine’s Sergei Loznitsa who will be recognized with Master of Ceremonies honors.Jordan is attending the festival’s inauguration to receive his award and is also presenting his Oscar-winning “The Crying Game,” which marks […]

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Dario Argento on Starring in Gaspar Noé’s ‘Vortex’: ‘I Don’t Feel Like What I Did Was Acting’

Dario Argento is one of the most beloved horror directors of the 20th century, having pioneered the giallo subgenre with classic films like “Suspiria” and “Deep Red.” Argento is still directing movies, but the 81-year-old filmmaker recently tried something new: acting. The Italian director earned strong reviews for his lead role as a dementia-stricken man […]

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You’ve been reframed: how playing with split-screen and aspect ratio went mainstream

Gaspar Noé’s new film opens with a split-screen sequence, incorporating an aspect-ratio switch. Such experimental format tweaking has a long history, so why is it all the rage again?Michael Bay once described his bombastic film-making style as “fucking the frame”, but if any director fornicates with the frame it must surely be Gaspar Noé, who […]

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Vortex Review: Gaspar Noe’s Latest Is Softer But No Less Arresting Than His Usual, Making It One Of His Best

“Life is but a dream. A dream within a dream.” But not all dreams are beautiful. Some reflect life’s saddest and most heart-wrenching moments. Dreams are not always a refuge. And it is on that note that writer-director Gaspar Noé comes in. “Vortex,” his new film, begins with that quote and continues throughout its runtime […]

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Gaspar Noe’s 2019 Movie Lux Aeterna Will Finally Hit U.S. Theaters In Summer 2022

It’s been a long road to U.S. screens for Gaspar Noé’s “Lux Æterna.” The movie made its world premiere at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival and was later set to play at the Tribeca Film Festival, until the event was canceled due to the pandemic. The last Noé effort to receive a release stateside was actually “Climax” back in 2018. His […]

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Gaspar Noé Almost Died, Got Sober, and Made His Most Personal Film

On the same day that Gaspar Noé premiered his new movie “Vortex” at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, he posted an alarming image on Instagram. Captioned “Brain hemorrhage – Day 11,” the photo showed the 57-year-old Argentine director in a hospital gown and attached to a ventilator. Fans and friends flooded the comments section to […]

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‘Vortex’: Split-Screened And Somber, Gaspar Noé’s Latest Old Age Drama Is A Whole New Form Of Gruelling [Cannes Review]

Note to self: do not get old. The alternative, i.e., death, may not be very pleasant but, sedate and dignified and swathed in vaguely biblical white sheets, it doesn’t get anything like the bad press that old age does in Gaspar Noé‘s “Vortex.” Let’s not forget that in “Enter the Void,” this same director made […]

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‘Vortex’ Review: Gaspar Noé’s Split-Screen Drama Is a Surprisingly Grounded Variation on ‘Amour’

Gaspar Noé is the kind of mad scientist filmmaker whose very name invites expectations of provocative experimentation. “Vortex,” which closes in at 142 minutes and spends almost all of them in split screen, would appear to be consistent with that trend. Yet this quiet, slow-burn look at an elderly couple suffering from dementia and other […]

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‘Vortex’ First Look: Gaspar Noé Returns with Surprise Movie Starring Dario Argento

Filmmaking provocateur Gaspar Noé is back with a surprise new film, “Vortex.” A mysterious, Instagram-style first-look image from the drama has been released, showing someone ghostlike under a bedsheet. Not much about “Vortex” is known yet, though it will have its world premiere at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival in the newly created Cannes Premiere […]

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