Tag Archives: Gus Van Sant

Cannes Review – The Sea of Trees

Arthur Brennan (Matthew McConaughey) travels to Aokigahara Forest at the base of Japan’s Mount Fuji, with the notion of killing himself. The forest is famous for being one of the most beautiful places in the world to kill oneself, and as Arthur settles on his decision to end it all, he encounters Takumi Nakamura (Ken Watanabe), a man who seemingly had the same idea as Brennan but, gravely injured and with a change of heart, is trying to find his way out of the forest. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Promised Land

Steve (Matt Damon) and Sue (Frances McDormand) travel to a small town to convince the residents to allow a large corporation to frack for natural gas on their land. It is not long before horror stories of fracking around the country come to light, and Dustin (John Krasinski) comes to town to defend the purity of the land. Continue reading

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