Woody Allen Speaks About Owen Wilson, Elaine's and the Meaning of Life

I really enjoyed Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris.  It, along with The Artist, and Tree of Life and Le Havre represented, to me, a great contrast to the usual hard-hitting fare offered up at Cannes this year.  But more than that, they ushered in a gust of fresh air –...
Posted On 02 Jun 2011

Watch Cannes Critics Week films for free on MUBI

MUBI is showcasing dozens of features and short films through June 30. The selected movies will be free for the first 1000 views. A lot of unfamiliar titles on offer, so if anyone discovers a gem please post a brief capsule review in the comments. We’ll feature your best...
Posted On 25 May 2011

Terrence Malick pops in at The Tree of Life premiere

(View full-size on the Flickr stream of the photographer, colonelchi. Enlargement after the cut) Photographic evidence of a rare sighting of the elusive Terrenece Malick at during the ovation at the end of The Tree of Life for its Cannes premiere. FilmDetail points us to details...
Posted On 25 May 2011

Oscar Check – Cannes, 2011

Can the Tree of Life go all the way to Oscar’s Big Ten?  It’s a tough one, and ultimately a little depressing to think about in all honesty.  Coming out of the Cannes Film Fest, it seems that the year’s best films would be selected over the course of the year...
Posted On 23 May 2011

Oscilloscope picks up We Need to Talk About Kevin

Oscilloscope Laboratories has picked up distribution rights to Lynn Ramsey’s We Need to Talk About Kevin following its Cannes premiere. Oscilloscope acquired Meek’s Cutoff earlier this year and is building a solid reputation showcasing quality indie productions. They...
Posted On 23 May 2011

The Tree Of Life set for wide release July 8th

Lucky residents of New York and Los Angeles will be able to see Terrence Malick’s Palme d’Or winner The Tree of Life in theaters this Friday. Over the next 6 weeks the film will expand to major markets across the country before finally opening wide on July 8th. The...
Posted On 23 May 2011

Kirsten Dunst successfully runs another gauntlet

Réaction de Jean Dujardin suite Prix… euh, après la coupe… (thanks phantom)
Posted On 22 May 2011

Malick's The Tree of Life wins Palme d'Or in Cannes

Palme d’Or: The Tree of Life (Terrence Malick) Grand Prix (a tie): Le Gaumin au Velo (Dardennes brothers) & Once Upon a Time in Anataolia (Nuri Bilge Ceylan) Best Director: Nicholas Winding Refn (Drive) Best Actor: Jean Dujardin (The Artist) Best Actress: Kirsten Dunst...
Posted On 22 May 2011

Terrence Malick favored to win the Palme d’Or?

The Guardian‘s Vanessa Thorpe says some believe Cannes has been desperate to give Terrence Malick the prize for 30 years. Hanging over the jury’s last-minute deliberations on the Riviera is an even bigger question. Will the favourite, Terrence Malick, turn up to...
Posted On 22 May 2011

Cannes 2011: Drive, clip & reviews

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 by the Danish film-maker Nicolas Winding Refn,...
Posted On 22 May 2011