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#303 May 30, 2017

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    Matt writes: The 2017 Cannes Film Festival just came to a close on May 28th, and you can find our complete coverage of the highlights, lowlights and everything in between at Our full roundup of written dispatches from Barbara Scharres and Ben Kenigsberg, as well our video reports from Chaz Ebert, can be located on our Cannes 2017 Table of Contents. You will find our thoughts on the latest work of filmmakers such as Noah Baumbach, Sofia Coppola, Michael Haneke, Michel Hazanavicius, Todd Haynes, Bong Joon-ho, Yorgos Lanthimos and Lynne Ramsay, as well as our coverage of the Netflix controversy that engulfed the Croisette. 



    The Glass Castle (2017). Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton. Written by Destin Daniel Cretton and Andrew Lanham (based on the memoir by Jeannette Walls). Starring Brie LarsonNaomi WattsWoody Harrelson. Synopsis: A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who's an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children's imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty. Opens in US theaters on August 11th, 2017.

    Wonder (2017). Directed by Stephen Chbosky. Written by Steve Conrad and Jack Thorne (based on the novel by R.J. Palacio). Starring Julia RobertsOwen WilsonJacob Tremblay. Synopsis: The true story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time. Opens in US theaters on November 17th, 2017.

    Jupiter's Moon

     (2017). Directed by Kornél Mundruczó. Written by Kornél Mundruczó and Kata Wéber. Starring Merab NinidzeZsombor JégerGyörgy CserhalmiSynopsis: A young immigrant is shot down while illegally crossing the border. Terrified and in shock, wounded Aryan can now mysteriously levitate at will. US release date is TBA.

    You Were Never Really Here (2017). Written and directed by Lynne Ramsay (based on the novel by Jonathan Ames). Starring Joaquin PhoenixEkaterina SamsonovAlessandro Nivola. Synopsis: A war veteran's attempt to save a young girl from a sex trafficking ring goes horribly wrong. US release date is TBA.

    Good Time (2017). Directed by Ben Safdie and Joshua Safdie. Written by Ronald Bronstein and Joshua Safdie. Starring Robert PattinsonJennifer Jason LeighBarkhad Abdi. Synopsis: A bank robber finds himself unable to evade those who are looking for him. Opens in US theaters on August 11th, 2017.

    Battle of the Sexes (2017). Directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. Written by Simon Beaufoy. Starring Emma StoneAndrea RiseboroughSteve Carell. Synopsis: The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs. Opens in US theaters on September 22nd, 2017.

    From the Land of the Moon (2017). Directed by Nicole Garcia. Written by Jacques Fieschi and Nicole Garcia (based on the novel by Milena Agus). Starring Marion CotillardLouis GarrelAlex Brendemühl. Synopsis: In 1950s France, Gabrielle is a passionate, free-spirited woman who is in a loveless marriage and falls for another man when she is sent away to the Alps to treat her kidney stones. Gabrielle yearns to free herself and run away with André. Opens in US theaters on July 28th, 2017.

    The House (2017), red-band trailer. Written and directed by Andrew Jay Cohen. Starring Will FerrellAllison TolmanAmy Poehler. Synopsis: A dad convinces his friends to start an illegal casino in his basement after he and his wife spend their daughter's college fund. Opens in US theaters on June 30th, 2017.

    The Forever Woods (2018). Written and directed by John Jamilkowski. Starring Nelson BonillaDavvy GlabKate Jamilkowski. Synopsis: An unexpected story about the interior life of a young girl after a world-wide apocalypse. US release date is TBA.

    Absolutely Anything (2017). Directed by Terry Jones. Written by Terry Jones and Gavin Scott. Starring Simon PeggKate BeckinsaleSanjeev Bhaskar. Synopsis: A group of eccentric aliens confer a human being with the power to do absolutely anything, as an experiment. Opened in US theaters on May 12th, 2017.

    Loveless (2017). Directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev. Written by Oleg Negin. Starring Maryana SpivakAleksey Rozin. Synopsis: A couple going through a divorce must team up to find their son who has disappeared during one of their bitter arguments. US release date is TBA.

    A Beginner's Guide to Snuff (2016). Directed by Mitchell Altieri. Written by Cory KnaufAdam Weis and Mitchell Altieri. Starring Joey KernLuke EdwardsBree Williamson. Synopsis: a pitch black comedy thriller in the vein of early Coen Brothers films. Opened in US theaters on March 4th, 2016.

    2:22 (2017). Directed by Paul Currie. Written by Todd Stein and Nathan Parker. Starring Teresa PalmerMichiel HuismanSam ReidSynopsis: A man's life is derailed when an ominous pattern of events repeats itself in exactly the same manner every day, ending at precisely 2:22 p.m. Opens in US theaters on June 30th, 2017.

    Wish Upon (2017). Directed by John R. Leonetti. Written by Barbara Marshall. Starring Sherilyn FennJoey KingElisabeth Röhm. Synopsis: A teenage girl discovers a box that carries magic powers and a deadly price for using them. Opens in US theaters on July 14th, 2017.

    The Emoji Movie (2017). Directed by Tony Leondis. Written by Tony Leondis, Eric Siegel and Mike White. Starring Anna FarisT.J. MillerSofía Vergara. Synopsis: Gene, a multi-expressional emoji, sets out on a journey to become a normal emoji. Opens in US theaters on July 28th, 2017.

    Patti Cake$ (2017). Written and directed by Geremy JasperStarring Danielle MacdonaldBridget EverettSiddharth Dhananjay. Synopsis: Aspiring rapper Patricia Dombrowski, a.k.a. Killa P, a.k.a. Patti Cake$, is fighting an unlikely quest for glory in her downtrodden hometown in New Jersey. Opens in US theaters on August 18th, 2017.

    Shimmer Lake (2017). Written and directed by Oren Uziel. Starring Wyatt RussellRainn WilsonBenjamin Walker. Synopsis: An inventive crime thriller told backwards -- reversing day by day through a week -- following a local sheriff's quest to unlock the mystery of three small town criminals and a bank heist gone wrong. US release date is TBA.

    Tour de Pharmacy (2007). Directed by Jake Szymanski. Written by Murray Miller. Starring Freddie HighmoreOrlando BloomKevin Bacon. Synopsis: A mockumentary that chronicles the prevalence of doping in the world of professional cycling. Premieres on HBO on July 8th, 2017.

    Roger Moore (1927-2017)

    Matt writes: A eulogy to the beloved actor best known for his portrayal of James Bond, penned by our critic Peter Sobczynski.


    Binge-Watching "Star Wars"

    Matt writes: Collin Souter binge-watches the first eight "Star Wars" movies in honor of the 40th anniversary of George Lucas' 1977 masterpiece that launched an ageless franchise.


    Free Movies

    Till the Clouds Roll By (1946). Directed by Richard Whorf. Written by Myles Connolly and Jean Holloway. Starring Robert WalkerVan HeflinLucille Bremer. Synopsis: Biography of songwriter, Broadway pioneer, Jerome Kern. Unable to find immediate success in the USA, Kern sought recognition abroad. He journeyed to England where his dreams of success became real and where he met his future wife Eva.

    Watch "Till the Clouds Roll By"

    Three Husbands (1950). Directed by Irving Reis. Written by Vera Caspary and Edward Eliscu. Starring Eve ArdenRuth WarrickVanessa Brown. Synopsis: When a recently deceased playboy gets to heaven and is granted one wish--granted to all newcomers--he requests that he be able to see the reactions of three husbands, with whom he regularly played poker, to a letter he left each of them claiming to have had an affair with each's wife.

    Watch "Three Husbands"

    I Could Go On Singing (1963). Directed by Ronald Neame. Written by Mayo Simon. Starring Judy GarlandDirk BogardeJack Klugman. Synopsis: Jenny Bowman is a successful singer who, while on an engagement at the London Palladium, visits David Donne to see her son Matt again, spending a few glorious days with him while his father is away in Rome in an attempt to attain the family that she never had. 

    Watch "I Could Go On Singing"

    By: Matt Fagerholm
    Posted: May 30, 2017, 5:01 am


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