A Vibrant Year – My Favorite Films from the 2017 Cannes Film Festival

2017 Cannes Film Festival

What are the best films out of this year’s Cannes Film Festival? Which ones should you be taking an interest in? What films should be a priority for you to see? After 12 days at the 70th Cannes Film Festival, after 30 screenings, it’s time to present my 2017 list of my Top 5 Favorite Films. This was my 8th time back to this festival, and I love being there in the middle of all, committing fully to seeing as many films as I can. These five below are the ones that I adore, that connected with me emotionally or intellectually, and I hope everyone plans to check them out when they arrive in their neighborhood. They are worth the wait. There were many great films this year, and this is my final recap of the fest (with my list of all the films at the end). ›››

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Watch: When Films and TV Shows Reference the ‘Reference Master’ Quentin Tarantino

How often do you have to reference other films in your own films before your films start being referenced in other films? Go ask Quentin Tarantino.

From Fellini’s 8 1/2 to Fujita’s Lady Snowblood, Quentin Tarantino has paid homage to a plethora of different films and TV shows in his own work. I imagine watching one of his films is kind of like walking through the video store where he used to work, Video Archives in Manhattan Beach, just title after title of timeless and obscure pieces of cinema.

Tarantino has made his favorite and most influential films such a part of his own work that his penchant for referencing them has become, on its own, a source of reference for other filmmakers. In this entertaining supercut by video essayist Jacob T. Swinney you’ll get to see just how high Tarantino’s work has reached in pop culture.

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Watch /Film’s Peter Sciretta Talk About the ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Trailer at Star Wars Celebration

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By now, you’ve probably watched the Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer a few times and have all kinds of thoughts and opinions. We do, too – just look for our trailer breakdown very soon! But in the meantime, /Film’s editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta was invited on the official Star Wars Celebration stage to talk about the trailer and discuss its handful of reveals and many mysteries. And yes, you can watch it below.

For the discussion, Peter was joined by Eric Vespe of Ain’t It Cool, Germain Lussier of io9, and Michelle Buchman from Nerdist. Their discussion got off to a slightly chaotic (and very amusing) start, with Finn himself, John Boyega, crashing the stage and taking over as they were analyzing the very first shot. Of course, getting interrupted by a lead actor from the Star Wars movies while at a Star Wars convention has got to be on a geek’s bucket list, right?

Naturally, Peter was able to capture the moment. We’ve included another image as well, so Peter will have definitive proof that he shared the Star Wars Celebration stage with John Boyega:

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But now, let’s turn our attention to the main event, where this quartet of geeky film bloggers watches the trailer together, pausing every so often to speculate and discuss and analyze everything that’s going on. Using the video embed below, scroll about 39 minutes from the start of the live stream to watch the whole discussion!

If you want more from today’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi shenanigans, you can read our post about everything we learned from the panel and check out Rian Johnson’s photos from the set. The film itself will hit theaters on December 15, 2016.

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Win a Trip for 2 to the Golden Globes By Watching Short Films

Vote for your favorite in the Moët Moment Film Festival and get entered to win two seats at the next Golden Globes.

A couple months ago, we let you in on Moët Moment Film Festival’s 60-second film contest on the theme of “This is Your Moment.” Now, even if you didn’t enter a film, you still have a chance to win. Anyone over 21 who votes for a top ten film during the online voting period will be entered to win a trip for two with Moët to the 2018 Golden Globes. Even better? As the films are only 60 seconds, you can watch all of them in only ten minutes, and you can cast a new vote (which gets you a new entry) every single day until voting ends on April 12.

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