Cumulatively, it's a masterclass in film form and philosophy: students hoping to understand Varda's theory of cinecriture, or cine-writing, could do worse than to begin here.
The film comes alive when it delicately suggests the poignancy of an life where happiness is derived from the approval of children, who are loving but inherently impulsive.
A young boy finds his mundane life transformed by music, in the process transforming himself, but fills the void left by his absence of love with drugs, sex, and bad decisions. It's a standard rock movie setup.
The internet is awash with hot takes on Quentin Tarantino's newest film, Once Upon a Time in... Hollywood, but minutes before the first public screening at Cannes today, the second official trailer was uploaded – giving us all the opportunity to enjoy the film's reimagining of Los Angeles in 1969.
As well as the long-awaited UK releases of Vox Lux, Woman at War and High Life (oh, and Godzilla is BACK), May is going to be a great month for catching rare and underseen pics on the big screen in London. It's a good time to be alive.
Kayla's struggling. She's a quiet eighth-grader on the edge of fifteen with few friends IRL and even fewer online, where she uploads YouTube entries which go mostly unviewed. She's about to leave middle school under a cloud of ignominy, having been voted 'most quiet' by her peers.
Audiences at CinemaCon were said to be astounded by the 'jaw-dropping' first footage from Ang Lee's new effort, the Will Smith-starring Gemini Man. We get a taste of that here with the first trailer, showing Smith's middle-aged assassin being hunted down by a familiar face. It's a digital de-aging movie!
A recent, presumably sincere, tweet from a concerned film fan negatively compared the directorial debut of Brie Larson, Unicorn Store, to the first film directed by Superbad and Wolf of Wall Street actor Jonah Hill.