Cannes 2011

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 ...

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 ...

(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 ...

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 ...

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 handled Wendy ...

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 ...

Réaction de Jean Dujardin suite Prix… euh, après la coupe… (thanks phantom)

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) ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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