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Neil McGlone

Neil McGlone is a film advisor, consultant, and researcher at various film festivals. He is also a contributor to Sight & Sound.

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A Cinema of Conscience: Ken Loach and Paul Laverty at Karlovy Vary
A Cinema of Conscience: Ken Loach and Paul Laverty at Karlovy Vary

Director Ken Loach and his longtime screenwriting partner Paul Laverty, recipients of this year’s Crystal Globe award at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, speak about the complex relationship between politics and cinema.

By Neil McGlone

On Film / Interviews
Jul 21, 2017
Seventy Years of Cannes: Dheepan in 2015
Seventy Years of Cannes: Dheepan in 2015

I’m capping off my weeklong look at Cannes festivals past by revisiting the 2015 winner, Dheepan. Director Jacques Audiard accepted the Palme d’Or for this devastating portrait of the refugee crisis in Europe and took the opportunity to shout out…

By Neil McGlone

On Film / Short Takes
May 28, 2017
Seventy Years of Cannes: The Wind That Shakes the Barley in 2006
Seventy Years of Cannes: The Wind That Shakes the Barley in 2006

Today’s journey back through Cannes history takes me to the festival’s fifty-ninth edition, when Ken Loach won the Palme d’Or for The Wind That Shakes the Barley—a film currently playing in a limited engagement on the Criterion Channel at Fil…

By Neil McGlone

On Film / Short Takes
May 27, 2017
Seventy Years of Cannes: Taste of Cherry in 1997
Seventy Years of Cannes: Taste of Cherry in 1997

The vast majority of Cannes top-prize recipients have been either European or American, which makes it all the more worthwhile to note those winners that come from historically underrepresented nations. At the 1997 ceremony, Iran’s flourishing film…

By Neil McGlone

On Film / Short Takes
May 26, 2017
Seventy Years of Cannes: Kagemusha in 1980
Seventy Years of Cannes: Kagemusha in 1980

Cannes kicked off the 1980s with a Palme d’Or win for a giant of Japanese cinema entering the final stages of his career. Akira Kurosawa’s Kagemusha (the title of which literally translates as “shadow warrior”) follows a small-time thief who …

By Neil McGlone

On Film / Short Takes
May 24, 2017
Seventy Years of Cannes: The Tin Drum in 1979
Seventy Years of Cannes: The Tin Drum in 1979

For my top-prize pick from the 1970s, I’ve chosen a film that enjoyed great commercial success while also stirring up international controversy. Though it was one of the highest-grossing German films of the decade, Volker Schlöndorff’s adaptatio…

By Neil McGlone

On Film / Short Takes
May 24, 2017
Seventy Years of Cannes: Blow-Up in 1967
Seventy Years of Cannes: Blow-Up in 1967

Continuing my trip through Cannes history, today I’m focusing on one of the most celebrated works of Italian master Michelangelo Antonioni, who became an international sensation partly thanks to the booing and heckling he endured at the Cannes prem…

By Neil McGlone

On Film / Short Takes
May 23, 2017
Seventy Years of Cannes: The Wages of Fear in 1953
Seventy Years of Cannes: The Wages of Fear in 1953

To toast the seventieth anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival, which has been in full swing since last Wednesday, I’m spending this week looking back on a top-prize winner from each decade of the festival’s history, dishing up details on the fi…

By Neil McGlone

On Film / Short Takes
May 22, 2017
From Pen to Screen: An Interview with Charlie Kaufman
From Pen to Screen: An Interview with Charlie Kaufman

The acclaimed writer-director discusses his early days growing up in New York, his transition from acting to screenwriting, and his unique creative process.

By Neil McGlone

On Film / Interviews
Aug 9, 2016