Cannes Film Festival Reviews, Interviews & More

2014 Cannes Film Festival Announces Full Lineup

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The 2014 lineup for the Cannes Film Festival has been announced.   The fest, which runs from May 14th to the 25th, will open with Olivier Dahan’s Nicole Kidman-starring Grace of Monaco, will feature such films as David Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars, Tommy Lee Jones’ The...

The 2013 Cannes Film Festival Lineup Has Been Announced

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Film fest fans, prepare to get an eyeful—the full lineup of the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.  And, as can be expected, it’s a rather prestigious list, made up of films by such hotshots as the Coen Brothers, Steven Soderbergh, Sofia Coppola, Roman Polanski, Alexander Payne, James Toback, and Nicholas Winding Refn.  Check out the full list...

Full 2012 Cannes Film Festival Lineup Announced

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The 2012 Cannes Film Festival full lineup has been announced this morning, and it’s a strong slate of films from such cinematic hotshots as Wes Anderson, David Cronenberg, Michael Haneke, John Hillcoat, Dario Argento and more.  The 65th annual lineup is marked both by the powerful filmmakers included, as well as for a few conspicuous absences.

Paolo Sorrentino's This Must Be the Place Has Sean Penn in Robert Smith...

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Another Cannes "In Contention" title is Paolo Sorrentino‘s This Must Be The Place. The film follows Sean Penn as an older musician who's now getting old and is out of sorts. Something of a Lost in Translation vibe. The film also stars Kerry Condon, Judd Hirsch, Frances McDormand, Harry Dean Stanton and Shea Whigham, and features music by...

New Pictures from Lynne Ramsey's We Need to Talk About Kevin

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With Cannes gearing up, we're starting to see more from some of the films that will be "In Contention" this year. Lynne Ramsey's We Need to Talk About Kevin is one of the most exciting as it's been almost a decade since her last feature film, 2002's Morven Callar. The new film stars Tilda Swinton and John C. Reilly, and has yet to be picked...

2011 Cannes Film Festival Lineup Announced

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The Cannes Film Festival has announced the competition lineup for 2011 and it’s a stunner, featuring a hotshot collection of directors that range from Terrence Malick, the Dardenne brothers, Pedro Almodovar, Lars Von Trier, Nanni Moretti, and Woody Allen according to The Hollywood Reporter.   Robert De Niro will be heading up the...

Terrence Malick's Tree of Life Cannes-Bound

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The speculation on when the world would see Tree of Life - Terrence Malick's latest film, which stars Brad Pitt and Sean Penn - became a great sport of inside baseball until Fox Searchlight picked it up and announced a May release date. For Tree of Life there were likely to be two periods of release: Cannes or award season....

Robert De Niro Named President of 2011 Cannes Jury

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The new year is in full swing and it's time to start prepping for the various festivals that will take place in a few months. One of the biggest of the bunch is Cannes and today they've made an important announcement regarding this year's event. According to THR, they've appointed Oscar winner Robert De Niro as the President of the 2011 Cannes Jury.

Quinto and Spacey Sign Onto Margin Call

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Deadline is out at this years Cannes Film Festival and have just come up with a new casting exclusive. One of the latest reports from the festival has to do with long time thespian Kevin Spacey and recent Spock-sensation, Zachary Quinto with a new first time director. Apparently Spacey is almost done with his theater run in London and Quinto's Spielberg production that was in the works just...

2010 Cannes Film Festival Line Up Announced

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A few weeks ago it was announced that Ridley Scott's adaptation of the English classic Robin Hood would kick off this year's Cannes Film Festival on opening day. Now the rest of the slate has been revealed and it features a slew of highly anticipated films that will all make their debut at the prestigious event. Along with Scott, several other well known directors...

Ridley Scott's Robin Hood to Open Cannes

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Ridley Scott's latest feature film, Robin Hood will have the honor of opening this year's Cannes Film Festival according to the Los Angeles Times. It was announced Friday morning that the newest adaptation of the English hero will premiere on the Croisette to kick-start the festivities.

Tim Burton Heads Cannes Film Festival Jury

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Acclaimed director Tim Burton has just been given some new responsibilities. According to the Associated Press, he will head the 2010 Cannes Film Festival Jury. It was recently announced that the Gothic filmmaker would be the one to the lead the judging process at this year's festival, and in typical Burton fashion, he was low key but thankful for the honor.

Possible Time Cut for Inglourious Basterds

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After Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, Universal decided that the film needed some adjustments and sent Tarantino back into the editing room. According to The Wrap, The Weistein Company (Inglourious Basterds production company) wants Tarantino to cut 40 full minutes from the film. The question is, are they...

Michel Gondry's Documentary Will Make it to Theaters

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Startup distributor Oscilloscope has picked up the rights to Michel Gondry's new project, The Thorn in the Heart a documentary which recently wrapped the Cannes Film Festival. Gondry seemed excited at the prospect of his new distributors... “So I called up my best friend Etienne and told him, ‘Guess who’s distributing my...

Winners of the 2009 Cannes Film Festival

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The 2009 Cannes Film Festival has come to an end and some films have achieved massive success and awards, and others will be disappearing into independent film limbo. Although I'm sure we'll talk about those films in our Cannes Film Festival roundup, for now, let's concentrate on the Cannes successes. Below are the winners of both prizes and distribution. The Grand Prix...

Inglourious Basterds Is Headed Back to the Editing Room

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Inglourious Basterds premiered at the Cannes Film Festival a few days ago to mixed reviews. Apparently the movie was lacking a few key elements, so to better the film, Universal wants some edits made. Director, Quentin Tarantino stated the film is, "[going] to the editing room post-Cannes to make some edits that might...

The Good and the Bad of Cannes 2009

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You know it to be perhaps the preeminent film festival in the world, yet unless you're a Weinstein, keeping up with the 70-odd features showing at this year's 62nd annual Cannes Film Festival might not be easy.  For your convenience (and entertainment), we've compiled a short list of some of the better-reviewed, lesser-reviewed, and all-together buzzworthy (for better or worse...) films to...

New Inglourious Basterds Clip With Tarantino Intro

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Yesterday, we saw the first three TV spots and today we posted the first reviews for Inglourious Basterds, and now we get the crem della crem of TV spots. Not only is this an awesome scene, in which we finally get to see a bit of the blood splatter (or should I say spray), but we get an introduction to the clip from Director Quentin Tarantino, right before he...

Inglourious Basterds: Cannes Film Festival Roundup

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Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds was shown to the International press at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. Overall the film has gotten mixed reviews; some absolutely loved the film, and others absolutely hate it. Brad Pitt seems to be the main cause of concern and praise. Personally, I've always thought that Pitt is better...

Posters from Cannes Film Festival

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Well, Cannes Film Festival is about to begin, but before it does, studios are trying to entice audiences, filmmakers, and distributors, to see their films with the cunning use of posters! Alex Billington from FirstShowing took a little walk down the Croisette, the famous street in which everything will soon take place, in order to check out some of the artwork being displayed....