Cannes Announcement Coming Soon

2014 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL LINEUP via BBC OPENER “Grace of Monaco” (Olivier Dahan) COMPETITION “Adieu au langage” (Jean-Luc Godard) “The Captive” (Atom Egoyan) “Clouds of Sils Maria” (Olivier Assayas) “Foxcatcher” (Bennett Miller) “The Homesman” (Tommy Lee Jones) “Jimmy’s Hall”...
Posted On 17 Apr 2014

Cannes Wish List, Oscar Crossover

Cannes and Oscar couldn’t be more polar opposite from each other. To make a sweeping statement about the difference, I’d say that the Oscar race isn’t about the movies: it’s about the industry that votes on the movies. Their choices illuminate who they...
Posted On 19 Mar 2014

Poster for Seduced and Abandoned

At first I didn’t like the way this group of names was arranged on the risers of the red carpet stairway. But on second thought to see celebrity mingled with genius sums up much of what Cannes is all about.
Posted On 28 Oct 2013

No Oscar slot for Blue is the Warmest Color?

Deadline is reporting that Palme d’Or winner Blue is the the Warmest Color will miss the window of opportunity to be eligible as France’s Oscar submission. The Oscar rep selection committee at French film body the CNC requires that a film go out nationally in France...
Posted On 01 Jul 2013

Predicting the Palme d’Or for the 66th Cannes Film Fest

As I read the various articles on predicting the Palme d’or, a few titles rose to the top.  The Film Comment Cannes roundtable is an interesting read overall.  You’ll find the predictions vary widely, though most are hewing closely to: 1. Like Father, Like Son by...
Posted On 26 May 2013

10 must-see movies at Cannes

Todd McCarthy talks with Scott Feinberg about highlights of the 66th Cannes Film Festival.
Posted On 14 May 2013

Forest Whitaker and Orlando Bloom in Zulu to Close Cannes Fest

The 66th Festival de Cannes will close on 26th May with a screening of the thriller Zulu, shot entirely on location in South Africa by Jérôme Salle and adapted from the novel of the same name by Caryl Férey. The action takes place in Cape Town, in a South Africa still...
Posted On 12 Apr 2013

French seagull shoots Cannes aerial epic

Cheeky seagull borrows GoPro video camera in Cannes and improvises in-flight Documentary Short Subject. Debut Cinematographer/Director/Star, master of the long take, naturally leaves us hanging with one of those artsy ambiguous French endings.
Posted On 27 Jun 2011

Cannes 2011: Gus Van Sant's Restless to Open Un Certain Regard

You have to love a film festival that would give Van Sant’s Elephant their top award. ¬†Could you get any farther away from the Oscar race if you tried? The Oscars are about money, power and popularity. Don’t ever let anyone tell you any different. ¬†It is we who gaze...
Posted On 13 Apr 2011