Mick Jagger as art dealer and Claes Bang (“The Square”) as artist team up in “The Burnt Orange Heresy” (review)

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Elizabeth Debicki, Donald Sutherland and Mick Jagger
Directed by Giuseppe Capotondi

It’s a strange time for all of us, and perhaps it’s little wonder that the crop of films being released direct to streaming has itself gotten weird. How else to explain a movie where Mick Jagger plays an arts dealer who may, and this is giving nothing away, actually be the devil in disguise? (in case you don’t guess his name, it is Joseph Cassidy. As Al Pacino observed as Satan in “The Devil’s ... more >



My favorite film at the Cannes Festival (so far)

[This film was awarded the Palme D'Or during the festival's closing ceremony on May 28th, 2017] Ruben Östlund's "The Square" raised the overall level of this still-young Cannes Festival last night. Definitely my favorite film, so far. Will Yorgos Lanthimos’s film "The Killing of a Sacred Deer,” which screens later in the festival, knock “The Square” off the pole position? Perhaps. But for now ... more >