Cannes 2010

From ICSfilm.org, how someone who’s been going to Cannes for 17 years, Cedric Succivalli,¬†ranked the films he saw. 01. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives ***** 02. Of Gods and Men ****1/2 03. On Tour ****1/2 04. Certified ...

Palme d’Or: Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives Grand Prix: Of Gods and Men Best Actor: Javiery Bardem, Biutiful AND Ellio Germano for La Nostra Vita Best Actress: Juliette Binoche, Copie Conforme Screenplay: Poetry by Lee Chang-dong¬†(great choice!) ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Todd McCarthy, writing for Indiewire, is the first up with a review of the five hour Carlos. Either he’s a fast writer or he’s seen the movie in advance. The screening here in Cannes just got out. I haven’t heard ...

Where Jeff Wells goes, trouble often follows. He is not a PC type and therefore, he often gets into a bit of trouble by writing his emotional reactions – hell, we all do. Steve Pond wrote up a funny bit ...

In many ways, I feel like an imposter here, slightly embarrassed to be a “blogger” with “my own site.” So I tend to downplay as much as possible or not even mention it at all. It’s one thing to be ...

There are three Oscar gets coming out of Cannes: Another Year, Blue Valentine and Biutiful. The unstoppable Weinsteins have Blue Valentine and now SPC has Another Year. They handled An Education last year. The only one up for grabs now ...

A few more great pics at Daemon movies EW’s Dave Karger said he was deeply moved by Blue Valentine, the film starring Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams: I‚Äôve just come out of a screening of¬†Blue Valentine, starring Ryan Gosling and ...

It occurred to me while watching a well known blogger droop forward in sleep here in the wifi cafe that we are all operating as avatars in one way or another. Our online personas are so small, no comparison to ...

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