CANNES FESTIVAL, Safdie Brothers aim for Palme D’Or with GOOD TIME

New York City breaks bad again
Robert Pattinson and Benny Safdie
Directed by Josh and Benny Safdie

A24, an independent film studio, is like Weinstein or Focus but for the millenial set: their films are possessed of an edge and an immediacy, to say nothing of quality, that isn’t seen very often these days in the film market. "Good Time," which debuted this morning, is the latest title to come out of this studio. In this new film directed by Ben and Josh Safdie about a bank robbery gone wrong ... more >



From David Lynch to Sofia Coppola

Is social media a waste of time, as David Remnick said? Maybe so. But Twitter, Instagram and the rest make keeping up with other people's lives easy and free. Where the Cannes festivalgoer is concerned, a spur-of-the-moment video on Instagram by a filmmaker can potentially add insight into what they're experiencing. At the same time, it's important not to lose touch of the fact that social media ... more >


Wildly inventive “My art”

Starring Laurie Simmons, Robert Clohessy and Josh Safdie
Directed by Laurie Simmons

One of the best things about Tribeca (this film premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Festival recently) are the more character-driven independent films that get screened there. One example of this is “My Art,” written, directed and starring Laurie Simmons. Simmons of course falls into that underrated category of “Female Director” that thankfully Tribeca recognizes more and more each year. The story of ... more >