Hilary Swank's next Oscar nomination might be for "The Homesman." The drama, which premiered to strong reviews at this year's Cannes Film Festival, comes from director Tommy Lee Jones, and stars Swank as a frontierswoman tasked with transporting three other women to Iowa. Show More Summary
Foxcatcher is already getting Oscar buzz since its debut at the Cannes film festival and, recently, at Toronto's, where we saw the film as well. The movie is directed by Moneyball's Bennett Miller, but unlike that film, which was also...Show More Summary
Having debuted at the Cannes Film Festival with premieres in Toronto and New York to come, David Cronenberg's latest film Maps to the Stars, starring Julianne Moore, Robert Pattinson, John Cusack and Mia Wasikowska, had its U.S. distribution rights picked up by Focus World with plans to release sometime in 2015.
After earning the prestigious Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year, Nuri Bilge Ceylan's latest film Winter Sleep will roll out to theaters late this year for an Oscar qualifying run in limited theaters, expanding into more into early 2015. Show More Summary
Palme Thursday is A.A. Dowd’s monthly examination of a winner of the Palme D’Or, determining how well the film has held up and whether it deserved the highest prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival. Pulp Fiction (1994) Film festivals...Show More Summary
Is Jack Chan retiring soon from acting in movies? There’s been plenty of confusion on that topic lately ever since the Cannes Film Festival a couple of years ago where Chan announced he was taking a break from big action movies. Now he’s clarifying that statement, saying his stunt work is not quite dead… yet.
After debuting at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, director David Cronenberg's latest film Maps to the Stars is headed to theaters in the United Kingdom this fall, and that means we get a new official trailer from across the pond while we wait to see when the film might end up hitting the big screen in the United States. Show More Summary
The Cannes Film Festival is never short on buzzy works by high-profile directors and A-list stars. But one of the biggest crowdpleasers this year wound up being a film that had mostly flown under the radar until its premiere. Directed...Show More Summary
Daniel Wolfe has been off directing feature films lately, with his first feature Catch Me Daddy premiering at the Cannes Film Festival this year. But Wolfe originally cut his teeth in music videos for the likes of Plan B and he returns to the genre triumphantly this week, with a compelling short film for Paolo Nutini's new track Iron Sky.
Briefly: I'm happy to report good news for one of my favorite films of the year. Mommy, the latest film from Quebecois filmmaker Xavier Dolan which rocked the Cannes Film Festival earlier this summer, has been picked up for a US release by Roadside Attractions. Show More Summary
Yes! The first trailer for my favorite film of the Cannes Film Festival this year has finally debuted. Xavier Dolan is a 27-year-old filmmaker from Quebec who has already made five films, and his latest is one titled Mommy. StarringShow More Summary
On tap for you this morning we have the first trailer for Atom Egoyan's THE CAPTIVE, a thriller starring Ryan Reynolds which screened as part of the main competition section at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Reynolds isShow More Summary
Back when the film premiered at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, we got a teaser trailer for The Captive starring Ryan Reynolds. Now that the film is poised for a release in the United States this fall, a new theatrical trailer for Atom Egoyan's film has arrived, showing off more of the mystery thriller. Show More Summary
As The A.V. Club’s film editor A.A. Dowd has already stated, Two Days, One Night was one of the best films at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Though it didn’t take home the Palme D’Or, the film’s directors, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne,...Show More Summary
Palme Thursday is A.A. Dowd’s monthly examination of a winner of the Palme D’Or, determining how well the film has held up and whether it deserved the highest prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival. Winter Sleep (2014) “This is aShow More Summary
The movie "Black Orpheus," which won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1959 and an Academy Award for foreign-language film, will become a Broadway musical under the creative guidance of George C. Wolfe and playwright Lynn Nottage.
Peter Davis’ landmark documentary Hearts And Minds was completed at a very particular moment in the history of the Vietnam War. The film had its world premiere at the 1974 Cannes Film Festival—less than a year after the Case-Church Amendment ended direct U.S. Show More Summary
Here’s a new look at Channing Tatum in one of his upcoming movies, ‘Foxcatcher.’ This movie earned a standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival. It’s a highly-anticipated release. Channing, Steve Carell, and Mark Ruffalo star in ‘Foxcatcher.’ RELATED: See another ‘Foxcatcher’ trailer. I can’t believe the physical transformation all of these guys went through […]
Late last summer, we got word that Steven Spielberg had picked up the Cannes Film Festival hit Japanese drama Like Father, Like Son from filmmaker Hirozaku Kore-Eda's for a remake here in the United States. Now the Americanized version...Show More Summary
In 2013, Steven Spielberg was president of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival. He was there to enjoy movies, give prizes, but he also conducted a little business. One of the films there, called Like Father, Like Son, got a lot of attention. Show More Summary