Tag Archives: Cannes

The Artist (It Do Matter if You’re Black and White)

The Jazz Singer premiered on October 6, 1927 at the Warner Brothers flagship theater in New York City.  By this time, the cultural palette of the American and European bourgeoisie had become rather accustomed to film as a form of entertainment.  Though silent film with live orchestral accompaniment was the mainstay of the industry, recorded […]

Melancholia and the End of the World

Two years ago at Cannes, Lars Von Trier premiered his film Antichrist.  Despite loving most things Von Trier, I couldn’t bring myself to watch the film due to its plethora of tortuous (quite literally) and sexual depictions that made even Cannes critics cringe.  I’m no philistine, but the impression I got from reading dozens of […]