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Cannes Film Festival 2016

The Harvard Crimson sends two of its writers—Tianxing V. Lan '18 and Steven S.K. Hao '18—to the French Riviera to cover the Cannes Film Festival.


Artist Spotlight: Palehound

The Harvard Crimson discussed musical beginnings and inspirations with Ellen Kempner, the artist behind Palehound.

Artist Spotlight: BØRNS

The Harvard Crimson sat down with BØRNS, who will be playing at Boston Calling, to talk about his plans for his upcoming tour and the ways his past performances have affected him.

On Campus

A Wonderful “World of Dissocia”

The powerhouse performance of Chloe A. Brooks ’19 and a compelling ensemble blended witty humor, bouts of profound pain, and love, ultimately raising lingering questions about the multifaceted depths of the protagonist's mental illness.

Visual Research: Galison Brings Together Art and Science in Scholarship, Filmmaking

Peter L. Galison, professor, museum director, and documentary filmmaker, explores the intersections of art and science.


Cannes Daily Round-Up: Day 4

Arts staff writers Steven S.K. Hao '18 and Tianxing V. Lan '18 recap screenings from the fourth day of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.

Cannes Daily Round-Up: Day 5

Arts staff writers Steven S.K. Hao '18 and Tianxing V. Lan '18 recap screenings from the fifth day of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.


From the Bookshelves: Edward Tulane and Talking About Love

Feel love for which you lose and pay and suffer. Feel love that strikes you as difficult and fraught. Love until it breaks you. Then love until someday, it finally puts you back together.

‘Eligible’ a Successful Play on Austen

While its plot might be similar (albeit with much-needed contemporary twists) and its characters might possess the same names, it does not try to evoke poetic phrases or present mind-shattering commentary on the world. Instead, Sittenfeld has successfully crafted a fun, engaging romp whose greatest mission is to excite any Jane Austen fan.


This Time, 'The Nice Guys' Don’t Finish Last

If you’re expecting a daring and paradigm-shifting maverick of a film, this is not the movie for you. At the same time, the world needs films that simply make audiences laugh, and “The Nice Guys”—superbly executed and blissful to the point that it refuses to take even itself seriously—is just that.


'Loving' a Dramatic yet Tender Affair

Jeff Nichols's newest film—his second this year after “Midnight Special,” which debuted at the Berlin International Film Festival in February—is not so much about Loving v. Virginia as it is about the love story behind it. What results is among the director’s best work, beautifully acted and eloquently reticent.


'The Handmaiden' Pretty Vacant

“Mademoiselle (The Handmaiden)” impresses with its eye-catching cinematography, daring sex scenes, and plentiful plot twists. However, it fails in its most fundamental aspect: It possesses no genuine emotion or believable story. Beneath its beautiful veneer, the film is hollow.


'I, Daniel Blake' Powerful, Unflinchingly Honest

“I, Daniel Blake,” simply shot and minimally edited, is drenched in visceral and unadulterated realism. It is also one of the most powerful and moving films in recent memory.


'The Student' Thrills and Enlightens

​In “Uchenik (The Student),” Russian director Kirill Serebrennikov paints a haunting picture of a student’s violent descent into religious fanaticism and the horrific consequences that follow. But “The Student” is not a cautionary tale against piety—it is an admonition of obsession, and a powerful one at that.


'Café Society' Serves up Middling Charm


Cannes Daily Round-Up: Day 1


'Staying Vertical' Bizarre but Fascinating


Cannes Daily Round-Up: Day 2


'Slack Bay' a Delightfully Absurd Affair


'The BFG' Eschews Story for Effects

“The BFG” is a charming and captivating spectacle with strong performances to boot, but unfortunately it is unable to strike a balance between unadulterated fantasy and computer-generated wonder.


'American Honey' Satisfyingly Bittersweet

Instead of telling a story, "American Honey" tells of life itself.


'Endless Poetry' an Exuberant Celebration of Life and Art

If every Harvard student were required to watch Alejandro Jodorowsky's “Endless Poetry,” one imagines that the number of students pursuing art might triple.


Cannes Daily Round-Up: Introduction

Cannes is never only about films. It's also about celebrities showing off the new fashion trends up north in Paris, millionaires hosting wild parties along the beach, businessmen making deals with artists, and actor- and actress-wannabes wandering the streets vying for the attention of producers.


'Sieranevada' Filled with Sound and Fury

Maybe the film does provide a salve to all the problems in the world: “You’ll be surprised by how calm people get after their bellies are full, and how quickly you forget about 9/11 after you get laid.”


Cannes Daily Round-Up: Day 3


'Money Monster' Delivers Solid—If Uneven—Thrills


Artist Spotlight: Andrew Wyatt of Miike Snow


Artistic Guide to Harvard: Nature Spots

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