Month: May 2011

Xan Brooks, Guardian The mile-o-meter is ticking all the way back to the 1980s on Drive, an existential heist movie that doffs its cap to the back catalogues of Walter Hill, John Carpenter and Michael Mann. Directed with savvy aplomb ...

Variety has the news: Aki Kaurismaki’s ”Le Havre,” Pierre Schoeller’s ”The Minister” and Jeff Nichols’ ”Take Shelter” shared awards Saturday at Cannes from the Fipresci Intl. Federation of Film Critics. Also announced Saturday, Cannes’ Ecumenical Jury awarded its main Prix ...

The Minister (L’exercice de l’√âtat) has been awarded the Fipresci prize as best film in Un Certain Regard. Another clip after the cut.

After the cut, MTV.com explains how hard it was to find this image. Some days it’s safer to stay away from Twitter and bide our time.

Winning Grand Prize in the Critics Week competition, Take Shelter is a psychological thriller directed by Jeff Nichols, starring Michael Shannon and Jessica Chastain. The only American feature film vying for the Critics Week honor, Take Shelter premiered at Sundance ...

  I got burned in back in April when I showed you a bogus set of posters for The Skin I Live In that turned out to be fan-made, so I was wary about publishing this one if I couldn’t ...

The Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw says Pedro Almodovar’s The Skin I Live In “has a fanatical intensity… It is twisted and mad, and its choreography and self-possession are superb… ” The Skin I Live In is adapted from the 2003 novel ...

(sunshiny happyfaces crumbling in 3… 2… 1…) As a result of yesterday’s comments by director Lars von Trier during a press conference for Melancholia, Cannes Film Festival organizers have made the following announcement: ‚ÄúThe Festival de Cannes provides artists from ...

It’s only my second year at Cannes but I already recognize so many faces from last year. I prefer to drift in and out of this world without anyone really knowing who I am. Plenty of people I know from ...

Searching for answers, waiting for miracles – these seem to be the themes that make up many of the best films so far to play here at the Cannes Film Festival and Melancholia is certainly one of the best of ...

Another collection of Sasha’s seaside photojournalism.

The climax of the Cannes Film Festival, at least from this American’s point of view, was yesterday’s screening and gala for Terrence Malick’s Tree of Life. It started out being the most anticipated title, and it ended up being the ...

Watching so many films flash before our eyes in Cannes presents a kaleidoscope of perspective shifts contrasting the cultural differences between countries. While The Beaver purely crystallizes America in 2011, Le Havre is purely a snapshot of France. Both films ...

International version above. Domestic trailer with a variation on music cues and different dialogue after the cut.

If behavior at some of the screenings in Cannes sounds rowdy, you should see the press conferences — especially when publicity-shy prey manage to evade some of the hyenas. The Playlist has a few ravenous examples: Moderator Henri Behar asked ...

p Look for the first teaser trailer tomorrow. Full-sized views of both international and US poster, after the cut.

Some films aren’t designed to be watched and absorbed in two hours. They need repeated viewings over the years; they beg for their audience to grow along with them, their meaning evolving over time. Stanley Kubrick’s 2001 is one of ...

The premiere screening for The Tree of Life is underway right now. We should begin seeing first reports from Cannes on Twitter in about 2 hours (1:30 a.m. PT). While we wait, a few more photos from Sasha’s travelogue gallery.

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