Cannes Film Festival

Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ Will Premiere at the Cannes Film Festival

by Matt Singer April 16, 2015 @ 8:42 AM
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' Trailers Unleash the Devil Before It Hits Up Cannes

by Nick Romano April 18, 2013 @ 9:06 AM
Wild Bunch
'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.

Netflix's 'Hemlock Grove': Eli Roth's New Series Will "F--- Up an Entire Generation"

by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 9, 2013 @ 1:40 PM
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?

'No' Review

by Matt Singer February 13, 2013 @ 10:00 AM
Sony Pictures Classics
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.

Kanye West Bringing His Film To the Cannes Film Festival. Wait, What?

by Sean O'Connell May 18, 2012 @ 9:34 AM
Getty Images
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.