Les Amours Imaginaires gets standing ovation in Cannes

21-year-old Xavier Dolan received a standing ovation at the Cannes Fest this weekend for his second film, Les Amours imaginaires. CTV reports: “I’ve been in interviews the whole day so I’m just starting to read the reviews,” [Dolan] told The Canadian Press...
Posted On 16 May 2010

Cannes Diary, Day 5

So far, there have been no standing ovations and no loud booing. The only film that got mildly booed was the pretty awful La princesse de Montpensier. The Tavernier film was a difficult sit, despite the much-commented upon beauty of the cast. It is a limp romance novel at best...
Posted On 16 May 2010

Owen G’s Gives Another Year Four Stars

On one of our many walks about town, where people know and approach Jeff Wells of Hollywood-Elsewhere, we bumped into the one and only Owen Gleiberman of EW. He kind of talked a bit about Mike Leigh and why he doesn’t belong to any kind of cult that would have Leigh as its...
Posted On 16 May 2010

Cannes Diary, Day 4

There are only a few places a blogger person can afford. We don’t really go to restaurants because we work for ourselves and therefore have no expense account. I know one very high profile blogger who vows never to pay for food. He eats at parties and things and manages...
Posted On 15 May 2010

Cannes Review: Woody Allen and Mike Leigh

Two films screened this morning on Cannes. One is absolutely great, and the other is okay, but not anything truly exceptional. Mike Leigh’s wonderful Another Year is the strongest film I’ve seen here, but given the amount of films that have screened, and those still yet to...
Posted On 15 May 2010