Last week saw the official unveiling of the Cannes slate of titles In Competition, an exciting time for devotees of art film. It’s like Christmas morning for cinephiles, as the lid is lifted on a treasure trove of new releases from international...
Cannes Film Festival
If you are going to the Cannes Film Festival this year, I hate you.
It turns out that in Hollywood, all you need to do to command the respect of your elite group of peers is direct a new project every five or six years. It doesn’t even matter if your filmography is marred with stretches of talking-animal-based...
I had the great fortune to see Pixar’s Up for the first time at the Cannes Film Festival, when it premiered there in 2009. Cannes is basically the best place on Earth to see a movie; the main theater at the festival has perfect projection and sound and the film’s 3D was so good my palms started sweating during the climactic setpiece because it felt like I was thousands of feet in the air. I’m not going back to Cannes this year (DAMMIT) but those in attendance will get a chance to have a similar experience when Pixar’s newest movie, Inside Out, makes its world premiere at the festival over a month before it opens in theaters.
'Only God Forgives,' starring Ryan Gosling before his "break from acting," is prepping to make its premiere at this year's Cannes, the same place 'Drive' debuted in 2011. The film festival is just around the corner (May 16), so to prepare you for what we're about to see, here's are two all-new trailers, featuring some pretty intense footage.
While much of the anticipation for Netflix's upcoming original content ends up dominated by the May 26 release of 'Arrested Development' season 4, acclaimed director Eli Roth's new series 'Hemlock Grove' will offer subscribers horror like they've never seen before, pushing the boundaries of even cable's most mature content. The new series premieres in its entirety on April 19, but how would you like an early look at the gruesome transformations and twisted story from Eli Roth himself?
You'll see 'No' sometime after its limited release date on February 15th. I had the good fortune to watch it on February 4th, the day after the Super Bowl, our country's unofficial national holiday for advertising; the one day of the year when viewers go to the bathroom during the entertainment programming so they won't miss the commercials. We take Super Bowl ads seriously as art as well as commerce, and maybe even as reflections of our country's headspace at a given moment. That's all beneficial context with which to view 'No,' Pablo Larrain's inspirational but clear-eyed historical drama about a real moment in time when good advertising toppled a horrible dictator.
Remember a while back when Kanye West went on a late-night Twitter tirade, promising everything from a live-action ‘Jetsons’ movie and his “Cosby Show sweater” memories to a “seven screen experience,” whatever that may be. Well, credit to Kanye, because this week at the Cannes Film Festival, one of those promises comes to fruition.
The official line up for the 2012 Cannes Film Festival was released this morning, promising such awards-worthy titles as ‘Lawless,’ ‘On the Road,’ ‘Killing Them Softly’ and … ‘Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted?’