Kent Jones

Maren Ade

By Kent Jones I have rarely been more surprised by a movie than I was by Maren Ade’s Everyone Else (2009). Most films that good come with some kind of buzz, and this one was undoubtedly no exception, but the buzz from Berlin had not reached me. I had never seen The Forest for the…
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Cannes 2007 | Continental Drifts: Flight of the Red Balloon (Hou Hsiao-hsien, France) My Blueberry Nights (Wong Kar-wai, Hong Kong/China/France)

By Kent Jones Diagnostic fever, a modern intellectual constant, is rampant in movie culture, and it’s positively contagious in Cannes. Which is why the festival often resembles a medical convention run amok—I have a feeling that actual MDs don’t go around spouting their diagnoses so freely. The second a screening is over, you can bank…
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