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Midge Costin – Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound (2019) (HD)

By OWEN GLEIBERMAN
Film Review: ‘Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound’
A lively movie-love documentary looks at the history of sound design in Hollywood, as innovated by artists of technology like Walter Murch.

Among the pivotal and juicy nuggets of film history recounted in “Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound,” Midge Costin’s wonkishly engaging movie-love documentary, there’s one that speaks volumes about the foundation of the New Hollywood. Read More »

Bruno Dumont – Jeanne (2019) (HD)

In the 15th century, both France and England stake a blood claim for the French throne. Believing that God had chosen her, the young Joan (Lise Leplat Prudhomme) leads the army of the King of France. When she is captured, the Church sends her for trial on charges of heresy. Refusing to accept the accusations, the graceful Joan of Arc will stay true to her mission.
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Cédric Klapisch – Deux moi AKA Someone, Somewhere (2019)

Synopsis
Rémy, a young Parisian with an unskilled job. Mélanie, a young she-Parisian who works in scientific research. Two depressive moods living in close proximity but strange to each other. Shall the two ever meet?
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Erwan Le Duc – Perdrix AKA The Bare Necessity (2019)

Pierre Perdrix has been enjoying an enchanted though restless existence since the enigmatic Juliette Webb burst into his life. A stranger who landed in his family’s unique world like a meteorite, and who by her presence alone will force this tight-knit microcosm to redefine their boundaries and finally begin to fully live their lives. Read More »

Gillian Wearing – Arena: Everything is Connected – George Eliot’s Life (2019)


Gillian Wearing’s Arena documentary Everything is Connected (BBC Four) is a quietly innovative biography of an author whose works still resonate with their readers and the country within which she wrote. Wearing and George Eliot are a sympathetic match, both playing with a multiplicity of voices, delighting in the layman’s opinion as well as that of the expert. We see Eliot’s intellectuals, but also the modern version of her farmers, priests, and wayward sons. Wearing puts her words in their mouths, allowing them at times to slip into one another, blurring the boundaries between the speakers, their subjects, and their surroundings. Read More »

Walt Davis – Evil Come Evil Go (1972)

A religious fanatic murders people who are engaging in sex. Read More »

Emmanuel Hamon – Exfiltrés AKA Escape from Raqqa (2019)

Synopsis:
Raqqa, Syria, Spring 2015. Faustine discovers the hell in which she has embarked with her 5 year-old son. In Paris, Gabriel and Adnan, two young activists, are moved by the distress of Sylvain, Faustine’s husband. They agree to set up a high-risk exfiltration operation. The true story of two worlds and that of a generation. Read More »