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. The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg (1964)...Show More Summary
The event, run by Russian state film archive Gosfilmofond, is set to take place in May and feature movies rejected by major international festivals, many of which "have become biased," Gosfilmofond's head says. read more
When Maurice Pialat's film "Under the Sun of Satan" won the Palme d'Or at Cannes in 1987, the crowd at the Palais des Festivals reportedly was so upset, it responded with boos and catcalls.
After playing Cannes this summer and the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this month, Takashi Miike‘s latest flick is on the way to theaters in October, and it looks positively insane. Yakuza Apocalypse is a crime thriller with a whole lot of martial arts action, and this one also has vampires for some reason. Show More Summary
Forty years ago the Festival of Festivals started in Toronto, ostensibly a showcase of cinema from other international fests like Cannes, Berlin, and Venice. As it evolved into becoming TIFF — The Toronto International Film FestivalShow More Summary
"Everything changed in a blink of an eye." Cohen Media Group has debuted the official US trailer for Deniz Gamze Ergüven's Mustang, a film that premiered at Cannes and has been winning awards at other festivals as it plays this year....Show More Summary
From its explosive premiere at the Cannes Film Festival to another smash North American launch last weekend at Toronto, director Denis Villeneuve’s new thriller Sicario is simply sensational stuff. It should be no surprise, since this...Show More Summary
Can we discuss anew what a lovely adult Elle Fanning is becoming? I am not sure my old-lady sensibilities will be able to handle it when she’s of age to be in a racy indie romp that premieres in Cannes, or something. And we’re inching in that direction here: She has the whole soulful thing down, though. Read More...
Kristen Stewart has been making the rounds of plenty of film festivals lately: Sundance for "Camp X-Ray," Cannes for "Clouds of Sils Maria," Toronto for the Alzheimer's drama "Still Alice." And that was just In 2014.
"There's no story in a car accident... so people have to make one up." Motlys presents this new full-length Norwegian trailer for Joachim Trier's Louder Than Bombs, a drama that first premiered at the Cannes Film Festival this year.Show More Summary
One of the most highly-anticipated movies to come out of Korea is The Beauty Inside. As a result of major praise for its viewing at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, the movie secured distribution rights to 11 countries throughout Asia....Show More Summary
One of the great things about the Toronto International Film Festival is that it allows those of us who don’t go to Cannes a chance to catch up on its greatest hits. In fact, the three films that won the biggest prizes on the Croisette...Show More Summary
The film drew rave reviews at the Cannes Film Festival
"How many times have you been in love?" The Weinstein Company has debuted a new full-length trailer for Todd Haynes' Carol, which first premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and just played at the Telluride Film Festival this past weekend. Show More Summary
Kristen Stewart is a regular fixture on the film festival circuit, it seems, and this year is no exception: here she is at the Venice Film Festival. Her new movie ‘Equals,’ which she co-stars in with Nicholas Hoult, is showing there. I’m looking forward to learning more about the movie, but for now, check out […]
With a festival like Colorado's own Telluride, the concept of writing a "preview" is more or an anomaly compared to the likes of Toronto, Cannes, Venice, etc. For this delightfully sneaky cinema soiree, the films are planned as a surprise right up until game time, when the schedules are physically available. Show More Summary
It may have won the Jury Prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, but don’t go confusing The Lobster with some kind of stuffy French-award-winner. …Read More
The Venice Film Festival has begun, and while Cannes may be the crown jewel when it comes to red carpets, Venice is providing some seriously chic competition. While red-carpet stars like Diane Kruger and Elizabeth Banks are already turning heads in breathtaking looks, the street (er, canal) style is equally enviable - and easy to replicate too. Show More Summary
An international star who excelled in Hollywood roles as well as those in her native Sweden, actress Ingrid Bergman would have turned 100 years old today. Bergman was recently honored during the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, an image of the Notorious star (photographed by David Seymour) used for the poster. …Read More
Rialto Pictures has acquired North American theatrical rights to Ingrid Bergman – In Her Own Words, the feature-length documentary about the the film icon which played the Cannes Film Festival in May. The pic, which premiered there to...Show More Summary