Tag: palme d’or winners

IN THEATERS (SF) – “Shoplifters”

Shoplifters (2018; Dir.: Hirokazu Koreeda) GRADE: B+ By Daniel Barnes *Opens Friday, November 23, at the Landmark Embarcadero in San Francisco. When the domestic drama Shoplifters won the Palme d’Or last Summer at Cannes, right on the heels of a string of solid but same-y domestic dramas from Japanese filmmaker Koreeda (including Like Father, […]

MAY = NATIONAL TEACHERS MONTH (Daniel’s Pick)

The Class (2008; Dir.: Laurent Cantet) GRADE: A- By Daniel Barnes While Hollywood films are typically and predictably dismissive of school teachers (and all public servants, really) as pedants, snobs, fascists, and/or layabouts, there also exists a mostly icky vein of educator-as-hero stories. Movies ranging from Goodbye, Mr. […]

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