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Happy End Michael Haneke

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Nicholas Bell and I will be in the trenches (to be precise: Day 9 / week 2 ) of Cannes Film Festival when is one year shy of the legal drinking age. Back when I started this project, Michael Haneke’s pounding Code Unknown was measuring up against Wong Kar-wai’s In the Mood for Love, Edward Yang’s Yi Yi, Roy Andersson’s Songs from the Second Floor and Lars von Trier’s (what would be the Palme d’Or winning) Dancer in the Dark on the croisette.

In that seventeen year span, Haneke has added a pair of Palme d’Or wins and we’ve gone through some aesthetic changes. While we’re still in the beta launch phase, you’ll quickly notice that overall, the new 6.0 makes for a much better  reading and viewing experience. But we’ve changed more than just the drapes.

While it served us well for almost a decade plus, we’ve moved away from our Saul Bass inspirited logo design in favor of a more H. G. Wells inspired Things to Come font type. In the color emotion guide, orange is deemed extroverted and optimistic and our ionization assessment of film is visually captured in the positive/negative charge embedded within the logo.

Here are some previous incarnations of the site over the years.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric splits his time between his home base in Montreal, NYC, and is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. Top 3 from 2016: Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt), Things to Come (Mia Hansen-Løve), Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade)

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