Tag: cannes

Cannes 2017 Dispatch: NEXT VR Round Up

To call the Cannes Film Festival one of the most elitist film festivals on the calendar is not an unfair assessment. This is doubly true when it came to this year's first ever VR entry into the official program. It...

Cannes 2017 Dispatch: A Tour of the Marché

It's been a long while since we last explored the wacky posters on display at Cannes. Amazingly enough, some of those same 2012 posters are still hanging around. But the annual wander through the labyrinthine halls of the Marché du...

Cannes 2017 Dispatch: Official Awards Exclaim Expectations Met

The buzz throughout the week at this year's Cannes Film Festival seemed mostly dominated by a sense of waiting for one film from the Palme d'Or competition that would really break out. In the end, that one clear favorite never...

Cannes 2017 Dispatch: A Strong Year for the Sidebars

The main attraction at what might be the world's most bifurcated film festival is certainly the Palme d'Or competition. But there is always a film or two that finds a fair amount of buzz out of one of the primary...

Cannes 2017 Review: CLAIRE'S CAMERA, Hong Sangsoo's Low-Key Cannes Holiday

Love him or hate him, Hong Sangsoo has been remarkably consistent with his films, which both offer viewers a familiar framework and new variations on his favorite themes. His 20th work Claire's Camera debuts this weekend as a Special Screening...

Cannes 2017 Dispatch: Competition Embraces the Weird

For a festival notorious for taking itself way too seriously, the opening salvo of the Palme d'Or competition has been filled with movies that are actually pretty weird. Of course, that's incredibly refreshing. Not to say that it isn't nice...

Cannes 2017 Preview: 12 Picks from the Sidebars, Midnight, and Out of Competitioners

The Cannes Film Festival officially kicks off tonight! Yesterday we pointed out a few films in the Official Competition and Un Certain Regard. Today we conclude our previews by picking out some highlights from the rest of the official selection...

Cannes 2017 Preview: 12 Picks from the Official Competition and Un Certain Regard

It's Festival de Cannes time yet again and right beside the swanky yachts and expensive outfits, there is all kinds of money being spent on moving pictures as well. But while those deals are going down in the basements and...

MARLINA THE MURDERER IN FOUR ACTS: Watch The Trailer For Mouly Surya's Cannes Selected Latest

With its sweeping vistas and blade-wieiding protagonist on a roaming quest for justice it's hard not to see Mouly Surya's Marlina The Murderer In Four Acts as some sort of neo-Western with more tha a small tip of the hat...

THE MERCILESS: Watch The Trailer For The Cannes Selected Korean Crime Thriller

Director Byung Sung-hyun is on his way to Cannes with latest effort, The Merciless, in the official midnight selection. And given the general strength of Korean crime thrillers over the past decades expectations are rather high. Should they be? The...

THE BEGUILED Trailer Offers Stylish Blood And Sex In A Boarding School For Girls

I am not sure how much of the trailer for Sophia Coppola’s new film, The Beguiled, constitues as spoiler or not. I have never read Thomas P. Cullinan’s novel, "A Painted Devil," nor have I seen the Don Siegel/Clint Eastwood...

Frontières 2017: Call For Submissions in Now Open!

Filmmakers of the World, the time has come to get your aspiring new film projects in for Frontières@Fantasia in Montreal this July and your work-in-progress projects to Frontières Goes to Cannes in May.    Some of the best places to...

AMERICAN HONEY Gets a New Boss-filled Trailer

One of our favorite films at this year's Cannes fest was Andrea Arnold's Americana-soaked celebration of youth, American Honey. Ahead of its September 30 stateside release, A24 has released a new teaser for the film that features Bruce Springsteen (alongside...

Cannes 2016: Next's VR Programming Round Up + The Quest For Monetization

Like most major film festivals these days, Cannes has jumped into the exploration of VR programming as well. The market sidebar dubbed Next has been around for a while, but this year was expanded to a much more prominent location...

Cannes 2016 Review: Jeff Nichols' LOVING Is A Minor Key Masterpiece

There may be no more subtle, beautiful and accomplished film this year than Jeff Nichols' Loving. There might also be no film more in need of help being championed, a work surely going to be stampeded in a year where...

Cannes 2016 Review: ELLE, A Sordid, Provocative Masterwork

Paul Verhoeven is one of the more unique directors in cinema history. As perhaps the most famous Dutch auteur, he's gone from ribald little European films to the biggest of Hollywood bangs, incorporating his unique wit, visual sense and narrative...

THE RED TURTLE: Watch The First Trailer For The Ghibli Produced Animated Film

Fresh from its premiere in Cannes - you can read Ryland Aldrich's review of the film here - the first trailer for Dudok de Wit's The Red Turtle has arrived online and it's not hard at all to see why...

Cannes 2016 Review: THE RED TURTLE Sublimely Tugs Our Strings

Human emotions can be fragile, unpredictable things. However, they can sometimes also be pretty damned predictable. Show someone a kitten and they'll feel an emotional pang. Show a human going through the stages of life from youth to life's logical...

Cannes 2016 Review: HELL OR HIGH WATER Does Outlaw Justice Darn Right

Bank robbers. Texas Rangers. A sun-drenched landscape. Oil derricks. Tumbleweeds. A loose cannon ex-con. A brother just trying to do the right thing. An aging lawman on the doorstep of retirement. Throw it all in a blender and you're bound...

Cannes 2016 Review: AMERICAN HONEY Captures A Generation's Spirit With Aplomb

Only a few times in a generation does a film speak to youth in a lasting and powerful way. Films like Rebel Without A Cause, Easy Rider, and Kids all tapped into their respective contemporary consciousnesses with the effect of...