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. La Dolce Vita (1960) There’s no...Show More Summary
The luxury giant announced a five-year commitment to the Cannes Film Festival.
After world premiering Abel Ferrara's sex scandal pic Welcome To New York in an unconventional way at the Cannes Film Festival last May, French powerhouse Wild Bunch is launching Europe's first “e-distribution” company. The aim is to...Show More Summary
The must-see ‘Force Majeure,’ which won the Jury Prize in Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival, follows a family of four on a disastrous skiing trip in the French Alps.
The new event is scheduled during the film festival. A coincidence? I think not.
Early reports out of Cannes Film Festival noted that Foxcatcher has a pair of Oscar worthy performances in Channing Tatum and Steve Carell. These are two names we really haven’t seen mentioned at all in the Oscar races in years past, despite both being prominent figures in the industry for more than a few years. Show More Summary
US censors have once again been accused of homophobia after British drama Pride was hit with a restrictive rating. The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) handed the Cannes film festival hit an NC-17, which means no one under the age of 17 can legally view it in cinemas. The move prompted...
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 Tree Of Wooden Clogs (1978)...Show More Summary
Pam Bailey interviews twin brothers Mohammed and Ahmed Abu Nasser, who are better known as Arab and Tarzan. Their film "Condom Lead" was the first film by Gazan Palestinians shown at the Cannes Film Festival and it will soon be screened at the DC Palestinian Film and Arts Festival opening in Washington,
The Weinstein Co acquired Russell Crowe's feature directing debut at the Cannes Film Festival in May, where 12 minutes of the film was screened. I saw footage of The Water Diviner at Cine Europe in Barcelona in June and there is definitely an epic feel to the picture based on what was shown there. Show More Summary
Meet Xavier Dolan from Quebec, Canada. He's currently 25 years old with five films under his belt, four of them premiering at the Cannes Film Festival. I've been following Xavier closely since catching Heartbeats, his second film, at Cannes back in 2010. Show More Summary
The unveiling of the official Cannes Film Festival poster has become just as exciting as learning about the selections. The festival poster has always attracted the attention of cineastes everywhere, but the striking … Read More
Compared to Cannes and Toronto, the New York Film Festival is a more aggressively curated affair. It’s possible to catch all 30 features in the main slate, a number that rose to 31 this week with the addition of CITIZENFOUR, Laura Poitras’s documentary on her meetings with Edward Snowden. Show More Summary
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
Unlike its major international brethren Cannes, Venice, Sundance, and Berlin, the Toronto International Film Festival is noncompetitive—meaning there’s no jury that hands out prizes. This makes some degree of sense: As the “festivalShow More Summary
Everyone knows Cannes for its famous film festival. When the stars and paparazzi have departed, it’s an even weirder place—with rich Russians and topless old ladies—but still enchanting.
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
Canadian tuxedos have nothing on the serious fashion that's coming out of our northern neighbors this week. The Toronto International Film Festival has risen to the ranks of Cannes and Sundance with a serious lineup of stars in stunning dresses. From Julianne Moore and Kate Bosworth to the ever-adorable Chloë Grace Moretz, these TIFF looks have us saluting the maple leaf.
Sundance and Cannes have come and gone, and the Toronto International Film Festival has finally arrived, which means Hollywood's hottest stars are heading north to show off their newest films (and beauty looks). Amanda Seyfried is already...Show More Summary
Downtown Toronto is intimidatingly flat and laid out on a rhomboid grid that ensures that a visitor—especially a longtime Chicagoan like myself, used to thinking in terms of north, south, east, and west—will quickly find themselves inventing...Show More Summary