Tuesday, May 10, 2016

5 Off My Head - Pics of the Day

I just caught myself staring into space for what was either ten seconds or ten minutes - point being the medication propping me up today's got me a slight bit loopy right this minute so going into writing an extensive post is probably a fool's errand, but, well, I'm trying to keep myself from staring into space for ten minutes. Typing is helping! Anyway as I am sure you my fellow movie nerds are aware of Cannes is swift approaching and everybody that's everybody (meaning not you and not me, probably) and every movie that's every movie will be there -- some pictures from these maybe-masterpieces have been disseminated over the past couple days, and here are five that caught my eye, in no specific order.

1. Loving -- This picture from Jeff Nichols' next film reminds me that I totally missed Midnight Special in theaters, meaning I am a literal pile of shit. Loving stars Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga as the interracial couple that brought down the discriminatory marriage laws in the 1960s.

2. American Honey -- The new movie from Fish Tank director Andrea Arnold; this is the second shot from the film that I have seen, you can see the first one right here. I heard Andrea talk a bunch about this movie at the Tribeca Film Festival. You can see Shia LaBeouf there in the center of this shot; he's the most famous name.

3. Free Fire -- Ha ha tricked you, wanted to see if you were paying attention - this movie isn't playing Cannes but who the hell cares, it's exciting anyway. This is the first picture from Ben Wheatley's next film (following High-Rise) which stars, as you see there, Cillian Murphy, Armie Hammer, Brie Larson, and Sam Riley. Read our previous posts about this film here.

4. It's Only the End of the World - You probably recognize Marion Cotillard and Vincent Cassel, since they have recognizable faces or whatever. This is Xavier Dolan's new movie which if it's good enough will probably get a tongue-bath from the Cannes folks, it seems like time for Xavier doesn't it? I mean it's kind of always been time to give Xavier Dolan a tongue-bath. This movie also stars Lea Sedoux, Nathalie Baye, and Gaspard Ulliel.

5. Elle - Paul Verhoeven's rape-revenge thriller starring Isabelle Huppert is probably the movie I want to see more than any other movie in all the world or all of the possible worlds (at least that's not called "Jai Courtney's Sex Tape With Alex Pettyfer"). Here's the trailer, in case you missed it.

See more pictures from other movies over here.

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