Cannes 2013 First Impression: ONLY GOD FORGIVES Is A Hyper-Violent Feast For The Senses

Few films are as anticipated around Twitch as Nicolas Winding Refn's follow-up to Drive and re-teaming with Ryan Gosling, Only God Forgives. The film has had its premier at Cannes and boy is it going to be divisive. More... More »

Watch The Trailer For Jodorowsky's LA DANZA DE LA REALIDAD

An old master makes his long awaited return to the big screen with La Danza de la Realidad, and while it must be said that CGI visual effects and digital photography are not particularly Alejandro Jodorowsky's friends long time fans... More »
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Cannes 2013 Review: Sci-Fi Horror Flick LAST DAYS ON MARS Is As Lifeless As The Planet Itself

After the screening of Last Days on Mars in the director's fortnight competition, many were wondering why exactly the clunky, derivative Mars-zombie movie was programmed at a high-class festival like Cannes. Fair enough, but the bigger, even more nagging question... More »

Cannes 2013 Review: BEHIND THE CANDELABRA Plays A Familiar Tune

It's become somewhat common for HBO to premiere their bigger movies at notable festivals and Cannes makes perfect sense for Steven Soderbergh's so-called final film, Behind the Candelabra. It also makes sense that the Matt Damon and Michael Douglas... More »

Clive Owen, Mila Kunis And Billy Crudup In First Trailer For Guillaume Canet's BLOOD TIES

Fresh from its premiere in Cannes, the first trailer has arrived for Blood Ties. The first English language offering from acclaimed French director Guillaume Canet, Blood Ties stars Clive Owen, Mila Kunis, Billy Crudup, Marion Cotillard, Zoe Saldana, James Caan... More »
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Cannes 2013 Review: Takashi Miike's SHIELD OF STRAW Gets Middling Results From High Concept

There are so many ways in which Takashi Miike's Shield of Straw falls short of being the knockout that it could have been, it's hard to know where to start. The script alone could easily inspire a novella detailing all... More »

Cannes 2013 Review: BLOOD TIES Knots Up 1970s New York

To call Guillaume Canet's Blood Ties a love letter to the 1970s is a bit of an understatement. The Clive Owen, Billy Crudup brothers-on-opposite-sides-of-the-law drama absolutely oozes with 1970s nostalgia from its impeccable costume and production design to its almost... More »

Cannes 2013 Review: BORGMAN Fiendishly Recounts The Time The Devil Went Up To Holland

The titular character of Alex van Warmerdam's Borgman does not have horns, nor does he command grotesque demons spawned from hellfire. Emaciated, clothed in rags with long hair and a beard, he actually looks a lot like Jesus at first.... More »

Cannes 2013: Dark Sky Films And Snowfort Pictures Gaze Together With STARRY EYES

Prominent indie production house Dark Sky Films and upstart Snowfort Pictures are combining forces to produce the 70s style influenced horror film Starry Eyes. Starry Eyes tells the story of Sarah Walker, a determined and desperate actor who would do anything... More »

Cannes 2013 First Impression: INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS Makes the Bad Times Fun

The Coen Brothers return with the 1960s-set Inside Llewyn Davis, a delightful tragicomedy about a musician just trying to get a break. Oscar Isaac plays the titular Llewyn and this is very much his show from beginning to end.... More »

Cannes 2013 Review: BLUE RUIN Or, Revenge Is A Pain In The Ass

Besides the fact that I doubt we'll see a more deft, thrilling genre film this year, I'm very pleased that Jeremy Saulnier's Blue Ruin addresses a number of issues that revenge films have been overlooking for decades. For example, after... More »

Cannes 2013 Review: Anurag Kashyap's UGLY Is a Riveting Thriller About Awful Things

Anurag Kashyap's follow-up to the widely admired Gangs of Wasseypur announces itself with a cacophony of discordant noise screeching over an attempted suicide. It's almost as if Kashyup decided to warn viewers up front, this one won't be easy. And,... More »

Cannes 2013: Weinsteins Trot Out Lineup, Slightly Less Exciting Than Last Year

Harvey Weinstein said it himself at this year's Weinstein Company Cannes showcase, "2012 was a year as good as any year we had at Miramax." The three films highlighted at last year's event (Django Unchained, Silver Linings Playbook, and... More »

Cannes 2013: Quinzaine Organizers Denounce Iranian Filmmaker

A bit of controversy over at the Directors' Fortnight sidebar (or Quinzaine des réalisateurs) yesterday when Iranian director Alireza Khatami made some pretty scathing remarks for the stage about the Taiwanese film Taipei Factory. As reports: Khatami said that... More »

Cannes 2013: Why Would Someone Want To Blow Up Christoph Waltz?

A live broadcast of Canal Plus show Le Grand Journal - broadcasting from the Martinez beach during Cannes - was interrupted today when two blanks were fired into the air by a man holding what appeared to be a grenade... More »
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CHAPTER 4: THE PHILOSOPHY OF ANNA KARINA AND BUTT PLUGSI'm sitting outside at a small Café that my editor told me to meet him at. I'm a 10 minute walk from the Marche Du Film convention hall and I'm still... More »

Watch A Clip From Jeremy Saulnier's BLUE RUIN

Back on Wednesday Twitch was proud to present the first teaser for Jeremy Saulnier's Cannes selected revenge thriller Blue Ruin and with the premiere edging nearer a new, extended clip from the film has now arrived as well.A beach bum... More »
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Hong Kong Hits The Marche! New Posters For Donnie Yen Starrers SPECIAL IDENTITY And THE ICEMAN COMETH Plus Dante Lam's THAT DEMON WITHIN

You want poster art? The Cannes Marche Du Films - the sales market component of the Cannes Film Festival - has got poster art. Lots and lots and lots of poster art. And popping up over the last twenty four... More »
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Cannes 2013: First Clip From Jim Mickle's WE ARE WHAT WE ARE Quietly Teases

"I wish we were like everyone else." Ah, what young girl hasn't said that to her older sister at one time or another? But the family at the bloody heart of Jim Mickle's We Are What We Are really is... More »

Cannes 2013 Review: Ozon's YOUNG AND BEAUTIFUL Finds New Problems With Sexual Awakenings

Just when it seemed that every single movie about teen girls coming to terms with their sexuality had already been made, here comes François Ozon's Young and Beautiful (Jeune et Jolie), a well-observed, often fascinating exploration of a 17-year-old girl's willful entry... More »
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