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Palme Thursday: A clunky title can’t dilute the power of this ambitious “peasant epic”

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

A conversation with Gaza’s ‘boy wonders’ Arab and Tarzan

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 Water Diviner’ Trailer: Russell Crowe’s Epic Feature Helming Debut

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

CIFF Review: Xavier Dolan’s Mommy Falls Just Short!

Xavier Dolan’s fifth film, Mommy, tells a tale of tough love with some fresh ideas – like shifting aspect ratios to underscore mood, tone and point-of-view. It’s an ambitious, intense film that won this year’s Cannes Jury Prize, but may have been blessed with an underwhelming selection in competition. When her son, Steve (Antoine Olivier […]

Video Interview: Quebecois Actor & Director Xavier Dolan Lets Loose

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

CIFF Review: Li’l Quinquin – Absurdist Comedy From 2-Time Cannes Grand Prix Winner!

Bruno Dumont won the Cannes Grand Prix twice – for dramas Flanders and Humanité – so of course he next film would be a 197-minute absurdist comedy about a Gallic Dennis The Menace and a series of brutal murders in a small French coastal town. Li’l Quinquin is the kind of kid who fires off […]

Original ‘I Spit On Your Grave’ Director Returns to Franchise For ‘Deja-vu’

We broke the news on the first sequel to the remake, and also exclusive word back in April that I Spit On Your Grave 3 was being pre-sold at the Cannes market. While CineTel Films had yet to hire a writer or director, they had committed to a third round of rape-reveng. The third film, […]

A Visual History of the Cannes Film Festival Poster

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

‘Mommy’ To Rep Canada In Foreign-Lingo Oscar Race; Belgium Picks ‘Two Days, One Night’

Canadian wunderkind director Xavier Dolan scored the Jury Prize in his first time in the main Cannes Competition earlier this year with Mommy. The film has now been selected to represent Canada in the Foreign Language Oscar race. While...Show More Summary

Recap: Examining this year’s lineup at the New York Film Festival

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

Check Out The Stylish First Poster For 'The Homesman'

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

Newswire: Benedict Cumberbatch-starring The Imitation Game wins Toronto

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

The Magic of Cannes—Sans Red Carpet

2 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

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.

So, How's Channing? What People Are Saying About the Foxcatcher Performances

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

Jessica Chastain Joining Xavier Dolan’s First English-Language Film

Quebecois writer/director/actor Xavier Dolan has been making acclaimed films in Canada for the last few years, and his most recent, Mommy, was a huge hit at Cannes this past May. Mommy was up for the Palme d’Or, and while it didn’t take that prize, Dolan did win the Jury Prize for the film. Show More Summary

Watch: First US Trailer for Tommy Lee Jones' 'The Homesman' Drama

Before the film debuted at Cannes earlier this year, Tommy Lee Jones' latest directorial effort The Homesman was teased with a trailer. Now the film is poised for release in theaters this fall, and the first official US trailer has arrived, showcasing some seemingly impressive performances from both Jones himself and Hilary Swank. Show More Summary

Julianne Moore Loses Her Mind in 'Maps to the Stars' Canadian Trailer

"Secrets kill." We've gotten glimpses of David Cronenberg's twisted and raw depiction of Hollywood with a trailer from the United Kingdom, a trailer from before the film premiered at Cannes, and also a couple other trailers before that. Show More Summary

Oh, Canada Is Really Bringing the Style at the Toronto Film Festival

3 weeks agoLifestyle / Fashion : FabSugar

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.

Toronto Spotlight: ‘Foxcatcher’s Bennett Miller On Wrestling with Psychosis And Dislocated People In His Non-Fiction Films

Many saw Foxcatcher when Bennett Miller and Sony Pictures Classics premiered it at Cannes. I saw it yesterday at Toronto, and the tale about two Olympic Gold Medalist brother wrestlers who get entwined with the bizarre Du Pont family scion John is just as soul crushing when it veers from a quirky character study to tragedy. Show More Summary

Forget Fashion Week - the Best Beauty Looks Are North of the Border

3 weeks agoLifestyle / Beauty : BellaSugar

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

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