Notes from the Road

May 2012

Cannes 2012: Day 11 & 12 - ‘Mud’ + ‘Beyond the Hills’ + The Best of the Fest

Cannes finishes with up-and-comer Jeff Nichols' Mud and Romanian Cristian Mungiu's Beyond the Hills and we rank the best of Cannes 2012.

Cannes 2012: Day 10 - ‘Cosmopolis’ + ‘11.25’ +‘The Taste of Money’

David Cronenberg directs and writes this adaptation of Don DeLillo’s Cosmopolis, Koji Wakamatsu's take on Yukio Mishima in 11.25, and the really weak The Taste of Money from Korea's Im Sang-soo.

Cannes 2012: Day 9 - ‘Student’ + ‘In the Fog’

Day 9 sees Kazakhstan's Darezhan Omirbaev adapt Crime and Punishment with Student and Sergei Loznitsa’s meditation on the often numbing day-to-day routine of war, In the Fog.

Cannes 2012: Day 8 - ‘On the Road’ + ‘Post Tenebras Lux’

Mexican filmmaker Carlos Reygadas' Post Tenebras Lux is the most visionary film of this year's Cannes festival. Meanwhile Walter Salles takes on Jack Kerouac’s cult coming-of-age novel, On the Road.

Road Testing Sony’s Bloggie Sport Camera (Review)

Sony's Bloggie Sport camera may not register as a must have gadget unless you want a rugged unit that can survive a fall and can go underwater.

Cannes 2012: Day 7 - ‘Killing Them Softly’ + ‘Holy Motors’

Cannes rolls along with Andrew Dominik’s anticipated return, Killing Them Softly, and Holy Motors, the first film from Leo Carax in 13 years.

Cannes 2012: Day 6 - ‘You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet’ + ‘Barbara’

Day six brings perhaps the final film from French legend Alain Resnais, whose You Ain’t See Nothin’ Yet has a shot at the big prize. Meanwhile New German Cinema movement director Christian Petzold returns with Barbara.

DanceFest and Dance Parade 2012: 19 May 2012 - New York

Perfect weather made Dance Parade 2012 an enjoyable free outdoor activity.

Caveman: 17 May 2012 – Brooklyn Museum, New York

Brooklyn Museum program opens doors to new music fans.

Cannes 2012: Day 5 - ‘Amour’ + ‘In Another Country’ + ‘Like Someone in Love’

Day five witnesses a trio of films from some of the artform's leading lights: Michael Haneke returns with Amour, Hong Sang-soo competes with In Another Country, and the incomparable Abbas Kiarostami produces a new masterwork.

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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