Lisa Cholodenko

TAKE TWO – “Once upon a time in Hollywood”

Pitch perfect, maestro, pitch perfect
Leonardo Di Caprio, Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie
Directed by Quentin Tarantino

I think cinema, I love cinema, I see a great number of films during the year and always have. If asked to list great director names, I would reply, Fellini, Bergman, Fassbinder, Kurosawa and Kubrick. Though a hundred names would barely begin to cover it. But… and oh, yes, Tarentino. Despite not much enjoying his movies—too much violence, albeit often humorous, rivers of blood, and a permanent ... more >

Lana Del Rey song released

A perfect teaser for next week's Cannes premiere

The video clip for "Young and Beautiful" by Lana Del Rey was just released online. This is the first time the soundtrack for "The Great Gatsby" is heard. The film, which stars Leonardo Di Caprio, will open the Cannes Festival next Wednesday. In a nearly four-minute sequence done with restraint in a 1920s cinematic esthetic the "Video games" singer wonders whether loves can resist the passage of ... more >