Install Theme

Everybody Wants to be Us

Graduate Student at Loyola University Chicago. Check out the blog for what I'm currently obsessed with in film and culture. Michael Fassbender, Leonardo DiCaprio, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Winslet, Christian Bale, Jesse Eisenberg, David Lynch, David Fincher, Christopher Nolan, Martin Scorsese, and Daniel Radcliffe are regulars here.

#moonrise kingdom

"Moonrise" Kingdom" Opening Film for 65th Cannes Film Festival. 

Awesome Cast- especially Tilda “The Boss” Swinton.

(via aneducation)

The lineup for the 2012 Festival de Cannes is set.
Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom will open the festival on May 16th, while the final film by the late Claude Miller will close the event on May 27th. Starring Audrey Tatour in the title role, Thérèse Desqueyroux will conclude this year’s fest with a tribute to the director who died earlier this month.
Lineup includes films by Ken Loach, David Cronenberg, Lee Daniels, Michael Haneke, John Hillcoat, and Jeff Nichols.
In Competition:The Angels’ Share, directed by Ken LoachAfter The Battle (Baad el mawkeaa), directed by Yousry NasrallahBeyond the Hills, directed by Cristian MungiuCosmopolis, directed by David CronenbergHoly Motors, directed by Leos CaraxThe Hunt (Jagten), directed by Thomas VinterbergKilling Them Softly, directed by Andrew DominikIn Another Country (Da-Reun Na-Ra-E-Suh), directed by Hong Sang-sooIn the Fog (Im Nebel), directed by Sergei LoznitsaLawless, directed by John HillcoatLike Someone in Love, directed by Abbas KiarostamiLove (Amour), directed by Michael HanekeMoonrise Kingdom, directed by Wes Anderson (opening night film)Mud, directed by Jeff NicholsOn the Road, directed by Walter SallesThe Paperboy, directed by Lee DanielsParadise: Love (Paradies: Liebe), directed by Ulrich SeidlPost tenebras lux, directed by Carlos ReygadasReality, directed by Matteo GarroneDe Rouille et D’os, directed by Jacques AudiardTaste of Money (Do-Nui Mat) directed by Im Sang-sooVous N’Avez Encore Rien Vu, directed by Alain Resnais
Un Certain Regard:7 Dias en la Habana, directed by Benicio del Toro, Pablo Trapero, Julio Medem, Elia Suleiman, Juan Carlos Tabio, Gaspar Noe and Laurent Cantet11.25 The Day He Chose His Own Fate, directed by Koji WakamatsuAimer a Perdre la Raison, directed by Joachim LafosseAntiviral, directed by Brandon CronenbergBeasts of the Southern Wild, directed by Benh ZeitlinConfession of a Child of the Century, directed by Sylvie VerheydeDespues de Lucia, directed by Michel FrancoGod’s Horses (Les Chevaux de Dieu), directed by Nabil AyouchThe Pirogue (La Pirogue), directed by Moussa ToureLa Playa, directed by Juan Andres ArangoLaurence Anyways, directed by Xavier DolanLe grand soir, directed by Benoit Delepine and Gustave KervernMiss Lovely, directed by Ashim AhluwaliaMystery, directed by Lou YeStudent, directed by Darezhan OmirbayevTrois mondes, directed by Catherine CorsiniWhite Elephant (Elefante Blanco), directed by Pablo Trapero
Out of Competition:Therese Desqueyroux, directed by Claude Miller (closing night film)Hemingway & Gellhorn, directed by Philip KaufmanMadagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, directed by Eric Darnell and Tom McGrathMe and You (Io e Te), directed by Bernardo Bertolucci
Midnight Screenings:Dario Argent’s Dracula, directed by Dario ArgentoAi To Makoto, directed by Takashi Miike
65th Anniversary:Une Journée Particuliere, directed by Gilles Jacob
Special Screenings:A musica segundo Tom Jobim, directed by Nelson Pereira Dos SantosThe Central Park Five, directed by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahonPolluting Paradise (Der Mull im Garten Eden), directed by Fatih AkinJournal de France, directed by Claudine Nougaret, Raymond DepardonLes Invisibles, directed by Sebastien LifshitzMekong Hotel, directed by Apichatpong WeerasethakulRoman Polanski: A Film Memoir, directed by Laurent BouzereauVillegas, directed by Gonzalo Tobal

The lineup for the 2012 Festival de Cannes is set.

Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom will open the festival on May 16th, while the final film by the late Claude Miller will close the event on May 27th. Starring Audrey Tatour in the title role, Thérèse Desqueyroux will conclude this year’s fest with a tribute to the director who died earlier this month.

Lineup includes films by Ken Loach, David Cronenberg, Lee Daniels, Michael Haneke, John Hillcoat, and Jeff Nichols.

In Competition:
The Angels’ Share, directed by Ken Loach
After The Battle (Baad el mawkeaa), directed by Yousry Nasrallah
Beyond the Hills, directed by Cristian Mungiu
Cosmopolis, directed by David Cronenberg
Holy Motors, directed by Leos Carax
The Hunt (Jagten), directed by Thomas Vinterberg
Killing Them Softly, directed by Andrew Dominik
In Another Country (Da-Reun Na-Ra-E-Suh), directed by Hong Sang-soo
In the Fog (Im Nebel), directed by Sergei Loznitsa
Lawless, directed by John Hillcoat
Like Someone in Love, directed by Abbas Kiarostami
Love (Amour), directed by Michael Haneke
Moonrise Kingdom, directed by Wes Anderson (opening night film)
Mud, directed by Jeff Nichols
On the Road, directed by Walter Salles
The Paperboy, directed by Lee Daniels
Paradise: Love (Paradies: Liebe), directed by Ulrich Seidl
Post tenebras lux, directed by Carlos Reygadas
Reality, directed by Matteo Garrone
De Rouille et D’os, directed by Jacques Audiard
Taste of Money (Do-Nui Mat) directed by Im Sang-soo
Vous N’Avez Encore Rien Vu, directed by Alain Resnais

Un Certain Regard:
7 Dias en la Habana, directed by Benicio del Toro, Pablo Trapero, Julio Medem, Elia Suleiman, Juan Carlos Tabio, Gaspar Noe and Laurent Cantet
11.25 The Day He Chose His Own Fate, directed by Koji Wakamatsu
Aimer a Perdre la Raison, directed by Joachim Lafosse
Antiviral, directed by Brandon Cronenberg
Beasts of the Southern Wild, directed by Benh Zeitlin
Confession of a Child of the Century, directed by Sylvie Verheyde
Despues de Lucia, directed by Michel Franco
God’s Horses (Les Chevaux de Dieu), directed by Nabil Ayouch
The Pirogue (La Pirogue), directed by Moussa Toure
La Playa, directed by Juan Andres Arango
Laurence Anyways, directed by Xavier Dolan
Le grand soir, directed by Benoit Delepine and Gustave Kervern
Miss Lovely, directed by Ashim Ahluwalia
Mystery, directed by Lou Ye
Student, directed by Darezhan Omirbayev
Trois mondes, directed by Catherine Corsini
White Elephant (Elefante Blanco), directed by Pablo Trapero

Out of Competition:
Therese Desqueyroux, directed by Claude Miller (closing night film)
Hemingway & Gellhorn, directed by Philip Kaufman
Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, directed by Eric Darnell and Tom McGrath
Me and You (Io e Te), directed by Bernardo Bertolucci

Midnight Screenings:
Dario Argent’s Dracula, directed by Dario Argento
Ai To Makoto, directed by Takashi Miike

65th Anniversary:
Une Journée Particuliere, directed by Gilles Jacob

Special Screenings:
A musica segundo Tom Jobim, directed by Nelson Pereira Dos Santos
The Central Park Five, directed by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon
Polluting Paradise (Der Mull im Garten Eden), directed by Fatih Akin
Journal de France, directed by Claudine Nougaret, Raymond Depardon
Les Invisibles, directed by Sebastien Lifshitz
Mekong Hotel, directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir, directed by Laurent Bouzereau
Villegas, directed by Gonzalo Tobal

Movies for the 4th!

It’s an embarrassment of riches at the cineplex for July 4th weekends. With agonizing temparatures ahead, why not spend it in the blissfull air conditioning of the theater.  I still need to see “Brave” and possibly “Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter,” but I will be seeing most of these films in the next week and a half. Since the holiday is in the middle of the week, you have two weekends of movies to enjoy. 

This Weekend 

"Your Sister’s Sister"

Love this film starring Mark Duplass, Emily Blunt, and Rosemarie Dewitt.  It’s funny with unexpected twists that both wrench and warm your heart.

"Seeking a Friend for the End of the World" 

Charming, hilarious, and quite devastating at the end, “Seeking” showcases Steve Carell wonderful range (like in “Dan in Real Life) and also let Keira Knightly shine sans corset-period dress.  The soundtrack is also lovely. 

"Moonrise Kingdom"

A must see of the year.  Following two troubled kids on a journey to discover what they could be with someone who loves them. Music, performances, costumes, everything is beautiful. 

"Magic Mike"

Seeing this TONIGHT.  So excited.  It’s getting decent reviews as well.  In Soderbergh I trust. 

"The Invisible War"

A new documentary about sexual assault in the military.  The DOD figures that over 22,000 service women and men were raped last year.  The film as already had an effect, making it possible for survivors to report rape to superior officers.  Director Kirby Dick also made “This Film Is Not Yet Rated” and “Outrage”- two excellent films that dig into institutional secrecy, corruption, and hypocrisy.  

"To Rome With Love"

When I was in Rome with my fellow Ignatian Educators, I knew that Woody Allen would be there soon after to film his latest starring  Penélope Cruz, Jesse Eisenberg, Alec Baldwin, and Ellen Page.  It will be fun to go back to Rome with Woody Allen.

"Ted"

This film is like the really raunchy version of “The Velveteen Rabbit” and I can’t help wanting to check it out.  Also, Mark Walberg and Mila Kunis are two actors I enjoy.

July 6

"Beasts of Southern Wild"

Everyone is loving this film so I’m going to see if I love it too. 

"The Amazing Spider-Man"

Even though I wish this movie DID NOT EXIST, I may still see it. I’m a fan of almost every person in it and I adore the “Spider-Man” universe.  But I miss Raimi and Maguire intensely.  

"Savages"

Yeah. Oliver Stone.  Drug trade. Benicio Del Toro and Salma Hayek going sinister.  Totally seeing this. 

"Take This Waltz"

Directed by Sarah Polley and starring Michelle Williams, I have been very excited to see this drama about a woman struggling in her happy marriage with feelings for another man.  I think it’s available on VOD, but will be playing in Chicago on the 6th. 

Best of 2012

1) Silver Linings Playbook

2) Django Unchained

3) The Dark Knight Rises

4) Beasts of the Southern Wild

5) Lincoln

6) Zero Dark Thirty

7) Skyfall

8) The Master

9) Perks of Being a Wallflower

10) Looper

11) End of Watch

12) The Hunger Games

13) Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God

14) Moonrise Kingdom

15) Flight

© Everybody Wants to be Us

Theme by Dubious Radical