PODCAST: Plato’s Cave – May 23rd

This week’s special edition of Plato’s Cave focuses on the 2013 Cannes International Film Festival with an extended report from Tara at the festival in which she shares her thoughts on the latest films by Asghar Farhadi, Baz Luhrmann, Sophia Coppola, the Coen Brothers, Michel Gondry and more. With Josh Nelson, Thomas Caldwell, Tara Judah. […]

REVIEW: Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

Facing the jungles the hills and vales my past lives as an animal and other beings rise up before me Awarded the Palme d’Or at last year’s Cannes Film Festival, Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives is as grand in themes as it is intimate in focus. Ruminating on death, the afterlife and […]

REVIEW: To Each His Own Cinema

This year, as part of its 60th anniversary, the Cannes Film Festival sought out over thirty directors from around the globe to produce a short film of three minutes in length on the theme of ‘the cinema’. The resultant product, To Each His Own Cinema, is both a showcase of the film industry’s talents (both […]

FEATURE: Death of Cinema at Cannes

“The form of cinema as we know it and love it, it is a thing of the past.” – David Cronenberg Cinema is Dead. At least, that’s the opinion of some of the world’s most prominent directors speaking within a discussion group at the recent Cannes Film Festival. The directors had gathered as part of […]