Cannes 2011

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 snapshot of France. Both films ...

If behavior at some of the screenings in Cannes sounds rowdy, you should see the press conferences — especially when publicity-shy prey manage to evade some of the hyenas. The Playlist has a few ravenous examples: Moderator Henri Behar asked ...

Some films aren’t 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’s 2001 is one of ...

The premiere screening for The Tree of Life is underway right now. We should begin seeing first reports from Cannes on Twitter in about 2 hours (1:30 a.m. PT). While we wait, a few more photos from Sasha’s travelogue gallery.

There really aren’t adequate words to describe the way one feels after watching Michel Hazanavicius’ The Artist. Appropriately enough, words fail. When The King’s Speech’s ad campaign led with “some movies you feel” I wanted to cringe. But here I ...

Sasha is seeing this right now (08:30 Cannes time). Lustrous poster after the cut.

It’s only been five days and already I feel like a resident of the seaside community of Juan-Les-Pins. In my fantasy, I’m someone who lives outside of Cannes but commutes into work every day. I wake up around 5am, drink ...

(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 draws a distinct moral ...

Read Sasha’s Cannes review of Michael.

[UPDATE: four more photos added to the street scene gallery on page 2.] Coming to France is a lot like having an affair. The love at first sight turns to passion, lust and undeniable true love. Suddenly, your world back ...

[Extended editions of two reviews hosted on Awards Daily associate Cannes platform, The Wrap.] Polisse French filmmakers don’t appear to live under the same constraints as American filmmakers do. They usually are given enough room to tell their story however ...

No official release date yet, but Amazon.com has a pre-order page and publicity material for the 70th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray restoration of Citizen Kane, with a new DVD remaster of The Magnificent Ambersons set to be released simultaneously. Ambersons is ...

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 ...

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 ...

Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne’s The Kid with a Bike.

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