Guy Pearce as dyed-in-the-wool forger in “The Last Vermeer” (OUR REVIEW)

This film was adapted from the book “The Man Who Made Vermeers: Unvarnishing the Legend of Master Forger Han van Meegeren” by Jonathan Lopez
Guy Pearce, Claes Bang and Vicky Krieps
Directed by Dan Friedkin

Han Van Meegeren was such a cunning, apt artist that he convinced the world his own paintings were actually painted centuries earlier by Dutch master Johannes Vermeer. In fact, such a believer in his own talent was Van Meegeren that during World War II, he sold one of his phony Vermeers to Hermann Göring himself. The postwar aftermath of this incredibly unlikely but true tale forms the core of ... more >

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

Film will be available for streaming starting today
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 >