Cannes 2013: First Teaser for LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON

If you're one of the fans anxiously awaiting the first word on the newest picture from Hirokazu Kora-Eda, the man behind such critically acclaimed films as Nobody Knows, Still Walking, and I Wish, you might want to check out the first... More »
  

CINEMA HOLOCAUST ON THE FRENCH RIVIERA, PART 1: THOSE GOD DAMN FILM BLOGGERS

MIKE'S JOURNAL. MAY 13. MORNINGI wake up sometime around five AM. My flight to France doesn't leave until five PM. I should be there for security check in sometime around 3PM. There is no reason for me to be up... More »
By Mike Dugal   
  

Cannes 2013 Review: THE BLING RING Pawns Character for Coolness

It's difficult to talk much about Sofia Coppola's latest The Bling Ring without addressing this year's other cute-teens-as-criminals film Spring Breakers -- so let's just get the comparisons out of the way right off the bat. While both films... More »
  

Cannes 2013: A Cheeky Look At The Cast Of NYMPHOMANIAC

Banned or not, you can't have a Cannes festival entirely devoid of some Lars Von Trier-related shenanigans. The Hollywood Reporter today showed a still, released in Cannes by production company Zentropia, of the cast of Von Trier's upcoming "sex film"... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

FEAR & LOATHING AT CANNES, PART 1: A MAN'S HANDSHAKE SAYS EVERYTHING

CHAPTER ONE: THE BIGGER THE SIDEBURNS, THE BIGGER THE ASSHOLE. I've hit the big time now. I've finally made it. I'm in like Flint from here on out. I'm boarding a plane to France where I'll be attending the Cannes... More »
  

Watch The Stellar Cannes Teaser For Jeremy Saulnier's BLUE RUIN

If you think you know what American indie director Jeremy Saulnier is all about from his splatter comedy Murder Party then let me tell you this: You don't know anything. Saulnier will be in Cannes with his sophomore picture, Blue... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Cannes 2013 Preview: Midnight, Un Certain Regard, and Everything Else

Today is the day! The 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival kicks off this evening with the European premiere of Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby . Both European Editor Brian Clark and I have been setting the stage with our... More »
  

Watch The Cannes Trailer For Erik Matti's ON THE JOB Now!

If it feels like we've been tracking Erik Matti's Filipino, based on true events hitman thriller On The Job forever now, it's pretty much because we have. And with the film soon to premiere as part of Director's Fortnight in... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Bruce Dern Talks, Jukebox Plays "Sugar Sugar": First Clip From Alexander Payne's NEBRASKA

Set to premiere at Cannes ahead of its theatrical release later this year, Alexander Payne's Nebraska is sure to start the critics talking. (Twitch's Festivals Editor included it in our review of the Competition titles.) The first clip from the... More »
  

Watch A Pair Of Clips From Jarmusch's ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE

Are you ready for a little vampire action, Jim Jarmusch style? The iconoclastic indie director heads to Cannes with his Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston starring vampire picture Only Lovers Left Alive and while plot information remains relatively scarce a... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Cannes 2013 Preview: The Official Competition

Yesterday European Editor Brian Clark and I took you through the Critics' Week and Directors' Fortnight sidebars and today we turn our attention to the main event, the competition for the coveted Palme d'Or at the 66th Annual Cannes... More »
  

Watch The Astounding International Trailer For Ari Folman's THE CONGRESS

How do you follow a ground breaking film like Waltz With Bashir? If you're Ari Folman you break more ground with the next one, the next one in this case being a loose adaptation of Stanislaw Lem's The Futurological Congress... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Cannes 2013 Preview: Critics' Week and Directors' Fortnight Sidebars

It's that wonderful time of the year again where brightest stars of the film world take to the French Riviera to unveil their latest masterpieces -- with a few duds likely thrown in as well. Yes it's almost time... More »
  

Watch The Coen Brothers' INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS Cannes Trailer

The Coen Brothers are headed to Cannes with Inside Llewyn Davis and they've got a new trailer to celebrate that fact. This one plays largely as an extended version of the earlier offering with a good deal of repeated footage... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

3 New ONLY GOD FORGIVES Clips Give The People What They Want

The people in this case being those who didn't wish Drive was more like The Fast and The Furious. Indeed, here are three new clips from Nicolas Winding Refn's Cannes-selected Only God Forgives. While I don't want to spoil even... More »
  

Jarmusch's ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE Added To Cannes Competition

Only Lovers Left Alive - the Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston starring vampire picture from inconoclastic indie director Jim Jarmusch - has been announced as a late addition to the competition lineup at the Cannes Film Festival. Jarmusch was last... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Cannes 2013 Director's Fortnight Includes Films By Alejandro Jodorowsky, Jim Mickle, Anurag Kashyap

Time will tell, but as of now, The Cannes Director's Fortnight program this year looks like a more well-rounded, eccentric group of films than the competition. It's a lineup where, for example, Jim Mickle's Sundance selected cannibalism tale We Are... More »
  

Cannes 2013: AIN'T THEM BODIES SAINTS Leads Critics' Week Sidebar

With much speculation that David Lowery's Sundance crimer Ain't Them Bodies Saints would sneak into a top spot at Cannes, there were a few raised eyebrows when the film was absent from the announcement last week. Never fear Riveiera-goers,... More »
  

Ari Folman's THE CONGRESS To Open Director's Fortnight

It was back in 2008 that Ari Folman burst on to the international scene with Waltz With Bashir, a dazzling animated documentary that marked Folman as an enormous, unique talent and absolutely someone to watch with great interest going forward.... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

New Trailer For Refn's ONLY GOD FORGIVES Features Fresh Footage, Fresh Violence

Freshly announced in competition at the Cannes Film Festival, a new international trailer for Nicolas Winding Refn's Only God Forgives has arrived online boasting a decent amount of new footage, an increased focus on the story and a bit more... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
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