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Cannes 2011

Cannes 2011 reviews: Le Havre and The Beaver

Watching so many films flash before our eyes in Cannes presents a kaleidoscope of perspective shifts contrasting the cultural differences between countries. While The Beaver purely crystallizes America in 2011, Le Havre is purely a…

Cannes 2011 review: The Tree of Life

Some films aren‚Äôt designed to be watched and absorbed in two hours. They need repeated viewings over the years; they beg for their audience to grow along with them, their meaning evolving over time. Stanley Kubrick‚Äôs 2001 is one of…

Cannes review, The Artist: Love and a Bit with a Dog

There really aren‚Äôt adequate words to describe the way one feels after watching Michel Hazanavicius‚Äô The Artist. Appropriately enough, words fail. When The King‚Äôs Speech‚Äôs ad campaign led with ‚Äúsome movies you feel‚Äù I wanted…

Cannes 2011 review: Michael

(Watch the trailer for Michael below).) Markus Schleinzer‚Äôs deeply disturbing portrait of a child molester is one of several films at Cannes this year that depict children being treated cruelly. Polisse is another, but Ma√Øwenn's film…

Cannes 2011: Weinstein Back another Brit Flick

Hollywood Reporter just announced that The Weinstein Co, fresh off their win this year with, say it with me now The King' Speech, is ready to give the industry what it wants: more British people. They will handle the Meryl Streep's Oscar…

Oscar Check: Cannes 2011

It's still early and the Cannes Film Fest has only just begun to show its offerings, but already it's looking like a much better slate than last year. For the first time, women directors have a real shot at dominating the competition,…