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The 41st Annual Telluride Film Festival Preview

Every major film festival cultivates a privileged aura. Sundance asserts he primacy of the American independent and heralds the wonder of the breakthrough discovery. Cannes celebrates the cultural prominence of film as a fabric of French cultural life. Show More Summary

Cannes Palme d’Or Winner ‘Winter Sleep’ Drama Gets First US Trailer

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

Telluride Film Festival to screen 'Birdman,' 'Rosewater,' 'Wild'

When Hollywood wants to shout about a movie, it travels to Cannes or Toronto. When it wants to launch a few well placed whispers, it journeys to an isolated box canyon in southwestern Colorado.

Palme Thursday: Pulp Fiction brought guns, gimps, and glory to the Cannes Film Festival

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

Jackie Chan Retiring? No, But Actor’s ‘BIG’ Action Movie Stunts Will Be Dead Soon Enough

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.

David Cronenberg Finds Hollywood in 'Maps to the Stars' UK Trailer

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

‘Pride’ Trailer: Miners and LGBT Activists Unite in Cannes Crowdpleaser

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 returns to videos with Paolo Nutini promo

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.

‘Sarah Prefers To Run’ Sells After Cannes, Outfest Bows

EXCLUSIVE: French Canadian drama Sarah Prefers To Run has been acquired by distribution platform Film Festival Flix following its U.S. debut at Outfest. Chloe Robichaud wrote and directed Sophie Desmarais in the story of a college-bound...Show More Summary

Roadside Attractions Picks Up Xavier Dolan's 'Mommy' for US Release

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

Gay Director Xavier Dolan Releases Trailer For Prize-Winning 'Mommy': Video

last monthLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

At only 25, French-Canadian director Xavier Dolan has a whopping 5 films under his belt, not to mention various awards and accolades. For example, his newest work, Mommy was awarded the Cannes festival's Jury Prize this year. Dolan is also...

‘Mommy’ Trailer: Get a Peek at Xavier Dolan’s Cannes Smash

Like any film festival, Cannes has its share of hits, misses, and polarizing oddities that manage to be both hits and misses. But one of the few out-and-out successes this year was Xavier Dolan‘s Mommy. It inspired a flood of glowing reviews, and it charmed festivalgoers all the way to the Cannes jury prize. Show More Summary

First Music-Filled Trailer for Xavier Dolan's Cannes Fave 'Mommy'

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

Intense trailer for The Captive, starring Ryan Reynolds & Rosario Dawson

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

Someone is Watching Ryan Reynolds in US Trailer for 'The Captive'

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

Coming Distractions: Trailer for The Dardenne Bros.’ Two Days, One Night is appropriately sparse

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

CBS Films Acquires Pride, Starring Bill Nighy and Imelda Staunton

2 months agoFilm / New Releases : Coming Soon

CBS Films announced today that it has acquired U.S. rights to Pride, which recently premiered at the 2014 Cannes International Film Festival. It will open in theaters on September 19th.

Palme Thursday: Winter Sleep was the favorite to win Cannes before anyone had even seen it

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

'Black Orpheus' to become a Broadway musical

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

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.

Drafthouse Films Acquires Groundbreaking Cannes Award-Winner THE TRIBE

2 months agoOdd : Badass Digest

Blowing away critics and audiences alike, the radically ambitious film has been called “an unprecedented cinematic accomplishment” by Indiewire, while The Guardian heralds it “the great discovery of this year’s festival.”

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