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
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
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 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.
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
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
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...
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
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
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 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.
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.”