Month: May 2010

Spain’s leading newspaper is reporting that Javier Bardem has won Best Actor for his performance in Biutiful. ¬†Manuel translates for us: It says: ‚ÄúBardem conquers the Croisette. He won the Best Male Performance award. The jury has recognized him for ...

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I just can’t, for the life of me, manage to predict these. ¬†For one thing, I didn’t see everything, but for another thing – it’s such a toss-up. ¬†There is no way to predict it. ¬†Guy, over at InContention, does ...

Erik Anderson at ICS has laid out his predictions. Not for nothing, Cedric (@onthecroisette) has been reporting on who is still in town and who isn’t, as a way of trying to figure whom was asked to stay for the ...

I didn’t find out about this petition until a few days ago, but Steve Pond at The Wrap covered it. ¬†They have a Facebook group, which reads: To: The Organisers of the Cannes Film Festival As people who care about ...

One of the big head-scratchers for me at Cannes, it being my first time and all, was the vastly different opinions offered up on Biutiful. I still find it one of the great mysteries that I seemed to have watched ...

As we wait with baity bated breath for the Palme d’Or and other major awards to be handed out tomorrow night, Steve Pond at The Wrap has the rundown on tonight’s preliminary prizes from other Cannes juries: HaHaHa, a Korean ...

Thanks to Sonny for the lob: “Inception and the world cup at the same time‚Ķ i must be dreaming‚Ķ” As Reuben volleyed: “Directed by Alejandro Gonz√°lez I√±√°rritu. Safe to say he‚Äôs having a good week.” Nike today unveils an action-packed ...

Kevin Costner may have been ridiculed the world wide for Waterworld. But the actor’s financial investment over the past couple of decades has resulted in a possible fix for the devastating oil spill off the Gulf of Mexico: Costner has ...

From The Big Picture:

A few articles have come out about how this year’s fest might turn out. Also check out this BBC article about which Palme d’Or winners come from which countries. Listening to Kenneth Turan on NPR this morning, he made the ...

While Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives scores high praise in the 11th hour at Cannes, Apichatpong Weerasethakul talks about this week’s devastating violence and destruction in the Thai capital. “I feel worried about my home town in ...

Let’s get down to it, shall we? There wasn’t a No Country for Old Men at Cannes this year, at least not as far as I could tell. For one thing, the best films there weren’t in the English language, ...

Roger Ebert, practically royalty at the Cannes film fest, is on to something when he talks about “real movies”: We should start a Campaign for Real Movies. These also would not be carbonated by CGI or 3D. They would be ...

Since I usually cover Cannes from afar, it was interesting to me to watch how the consensus formed. Whenever we would read news and reports from Cannes, or any other festival, btw, we are putting our trust in the consensus. ...

We first heard about the tantalizing Love Ranch in October 2008. Here’s hoping the long-delayed film is as gaudily tawdry and brazen as the trailer makes it look. Inspired by the story of Joe and Sally Conforte, proprietors of the ...

IFC Films, the leading American distributor of independent and foreign films, announced today that the company is acquiring U.S. rights to two films: Xavier Dolan’s HEARTBEATS which is screening in Un Certain Regard at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, and ...

That headline quote is from Fair Game director Doug Liman — so naturally it’s entirely unbiased. When we ran a teaser clip last week, there were some who felt Naomi Watts gave off a chill that was overwhelmed by Sean ...

USAToday’s Anthony Breznican says Carlos is a harrowing journey at the side of a murderous predator, as director Oliver Assayas tracks the elusive mercenary with the objective clarity of a nature documentary. The sheer ambition of this film may intimidate ...

Erik Anderson of the International Cinephile Society treks to Cannes and hooks us up with a few succinct impressions of significant films. ANOTHER YEAR (Mike Leigh) Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter are visited by Mike Leigh in this gorgeous, engaging ...

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