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