Cannes-winner can’t live up to the hype

This year's top prize at the Cannes film festival is an audacious, lurid circus that leaves me not only disappointed but actually regretting the experience.


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Sunday Song: Von Bieker and Knathan Ryan sing their quarantine longings

Knathan Ryan and Dave Von Bieker are two friends whose music pops up in heavy rotation during my morning commutes. Their hopeful spirits inspire me; their artistry is personal, bright, and energetic; and their new songs hit just right in a time of quarantine fatigue.


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Soderbergh is suddenly back on his ‘A’-game with No Sudden Move

Soderbergh is back doing what he does best — scattering criminals like billiard balls, and then knocking down one strong scene after another. He may not play a perfect game here, but this is one of his best in many years.


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The Inner Language of Wolfwalkers – a guest post by Micah Rickard

Special guest reviewer Micah Rickard offers some reflections on a very tricky matter that Cartoon Saloon's Wolfwalkers handles particularly well.


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In Jarmusch’s world of bus drivers and poets, Paterson inherits the earth

One of the most important discoveries of this year's Glen Workshop was this: Not enough people have seen Jim Jarmusch's Paterson. Here's my original review.


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Animator and author Ken Priebe talks about his three fantastic children’s books in the latest Looking Closer podcast episode

In this "Master Shot" episode of the Looking Closer podcast, Overstreet interviews animator, illustrator, and children's storybook author Ken Priebe about his three wild and whimsical books of wild, wacky, and scary characters.


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