Oscars 2023: the revenge of the rooms against the platforms? – Les Inrocks

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If the nominations at the 95th Academy Awards are not expected before the end of January 2023, most of the films considered have had a theatrical release. For their part, after their resounding success at the 2022 Oscars, the platforms pale in comparison with films little seen or appreciated by critics. This may be an … Read more

“The White Lotus”, “Without filter” and “Glass Onion”: welcome to the Insta World – Les Inrocks

Discovering “Glass Onion” by Rian Johnson, one is struck by the similarities between the world given to see by the film and that of two other objects among the most seen of the past year: the event series “The White Lotus” and “Without Filter”, Palme d’Or at the last Cannes Film Festival and box office … Read more

Why the donkey is the best movie character in 2022 – Les Inrocks

Atomos ultrafrios vestidos con luz para simular teoria fisica

The animal has appeared in no less than three films this year, in very different forms. From “At random Balthazar“ to “Shrek”, from “Winnie the Pooh” to “Antoinette in the Cévennes”, from “Donkey skin” to “The man who killed Don Quixote”, the donkey is regularly summoned to the cinema (the same could be said of … Read more

What is “The Banshees of Inisherin”, favorite at the Oscars? – Les Inrocks

Oscar 2022 The Power of the Dog Belfast Coda… Tout.octet stream

The beefiest Irish in Hollywood return home for a play of ostentatious minimalism and boring folklore, despite some good leads. 1923 in a small island village not far from the Irish coast. In the distance the gunpowder of civil war rumbles, but here there is nothing to do except earn one’s tithe and spend it … Read more

How the second season of “The White Lotus” became a phenomenon – Les Inrocks

Todays ephemeris August 12 2022 What happened on August 12

Intense but fine, the second season of Mike White’s anthology has just ended with a bang, in the troubled waters of Sicily. Decryption of what has become the series of the year. Monday, December 12 and in the hours that followed, more than four million people in the United States – including replay – immersed … Read more

“The White Lotus” versus “Without filter”: two weights, two measures – Les Inrocks

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“The White Lotus” and “Without Filter” address the same themes (the egocentrism of rich people, relationships of domination), yet these two works are radically different. And not only by their format. We must first operate a little mourning by discovering the second season of The White Lotus : that of all the characters of the … Read more

Festivals and inflation: a mixed year and a confused future – Les Inrocks

Movie theater Oscars 2022 a selection focused on initiatory stories

After two years of shutdown or low activity due to the health crisis, festivals are reinvesting in the spring and summer seasons, brewing with people but drawing mixed results from 2022. Under the yoke of inflation, these events find themselves torn between a colossal increase in costs, fierce competition and climate issues. Investigation. “This year, … Read more

“I miss Godard”, the editorial by Jean-Baptiste Morain – Les Inrocks

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Can one write about cinema without knowing James Gray? How to talk about the films we see? In the editorial of the cinema newsletter of the week, Jean-Baptiste Morain questions himself and listens to “Le Masque et la Plume”. Godard died a month ago and I miss him. Why ? The other day, at a … Read more

Estates General of Cinema: an “appeal” in absence – Les Inrocks

Los otros escritores amenazados por el fundamentalismo

The profession met this Thursday, October 6 at the Arab World Institute for an afternoon of dense interventions but still ignored by their recipients, the CNC and the Ministry of Culture. A wind of revolt is stirring within independent French cinema, in this return to school which is seeing an accumulation of bad news in … Read more

How Susan Sontag shook the intellectual circles of her time with “Notes on Camp” – Les Inrocks

How Susan Sontag shook the intellectual circles of her time

In “Sontag – His Life and Work”, a monstrous biography retracing the life and work of this intellectual figure – who deciphered the 20th century while marking it in depth -, Benjamin Moser dwells on the impact of one of his essays, published in 1964. One evening in February 1965, Susan Sontag is dining at … Read more