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Cannes Film Festival
Miles Teller, Caleb Landry Jones and Nathan Phillips will be among the up and comers headlining films set to screen in the Directors’ Fornight sidebar at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Teller, who recently starred in “The Spectacular Now” and “Divergent,” leads Damien Chazelle‘s “Whiplash,” a drama about a budding jazz drummer whose passion is challenged by a brutal music instructor (played by J.K. Simmons). The film debuted at this year’s Sundance Film Festival where it nabbed both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award in the U.S. dramaticRead More
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Rumors have abounded for months, and we even picked our Top 10 wishlist, but today, the 67th Cannes Film Festival has announced its 2014 lineup – and although it’s high on European fare, there are still to come great inclusions for Hollywood’s rising stars. The biggest stars on the Croisette this year will be “Twilight” actors Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, who will be back at the festival following their debuts at the festival in 2012, and in competition in “Map To The Stars” and “Sils Maria,” respectively. The films’Read More
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The Cannes Film Festival is arguably the most high profile festival in the world, and is certainly one of our favorite times of the year. We are just a day away from finding out the official selection of the 2014 festival, but before Thierry Frémaux makes his picks known, we gathered a list of the films we hope will be announced to be part of the May 14 – 25 festivities. There’s some sure things, some maybes and some not a chance in hells in here, but hey, it isRead More
It was the talk of Cannes, and next month, U.S. audiences (well, some of them) will finally get to see Abdellatif Kechiche’s controversial, 3-hour NC-17 rated drama“Blue is the Warmest Color,” with the first U.S. trailer debuting today from Sundance Selects. French actresses Lea Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos (a frontrunner for “most misspellings” this Oscar season) play a young couple whose roller coaster love affair is chronicled. The film won the Palme d’Or at Cannes, as well as a special acting prize for the two actresses, though its Oscar chancesRead More
Plenty of new footage abounds in the newest trailer for Cannes hit “Inside Llewyn Davis”, the latest from Joel & Ethan Coen. The 1960s set folk music drama, which our own Rebecca Lewis called “a melancholy yet genuinely funny and enjoyable story”, stars Oscar Isaac as a down on his luck folk musician encountering classically colorful Coen characters on his journey, including Carey Mulligan as a vengeful ex-girlfriend, her new musician husband, as played by Justin Timberlake, blues man John Goodman and his driver, the perpetually on the road GarrettRead More
Following critical acclaim after it’s premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Ryan Coogler’s “Fruitvale Station”, premiered in Europe at the Cannes Film Festival amid a lot of hype and anticipation. Starring Michael B. Jordan, Octavia Spencer and Melonie Diaz, the film takes a look at 24 hours in the life of Bay Area man Oscar Grant, a young man who was subjected to police brutality in the early hours of New Year’s Day in 2009, and we were pleased to add to the acclaim, calling for the Academy toRead More
Following critical acclaim after its premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Ryan Coogler’s “Fruitvale Station” premiered in Europe at the Cannes Film Festival amid a lot of hype and anticipation. The film takes a look at 24 hours in the life of Bay Area man Oscar Grant, a young man who was subjected to police brutality in the early hours of New Year’s Day in 2009, and we were pleased to add to the acclaim, calling Coogler’s debut film “quiet, collected [with] no histrionics to add unnecessary tension”. DuringRead More
Sebastian Silva’s “Magic Magic” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in the Midnight category, implicating that this is a horror film. And it is – but only in the ways of the human psyche, of how we can be too self-absorbed and selfish to realize when life is becoming a horror for others. Silva sets up “Magic Magic” with a serene, bright scene, his camera panning over a still ocean and gorgeous landscape. This is the calm before the storm, and we soon meet an unsure and nervous Alicia (playedRead More
Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck are star-crossed lovers in the first trailer for David Lowery’s hit Sundance and Cannes western romance “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints”, embracing, separating and longing for each other after an arrest for a crime spree separates them just as she gets pregnant with their child. Much has been made of the beauty of this film and the brilliant cinematography by Bradford Young is clearly evident in this first glimpse of it, as are the strong acting choices by the impressive cast. Our own Rebecca Lewis gaveRead More
A tale of an outlaw couple set against the backdrop of 1970s Texas, “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” immediately drew comparisons to Terrence Malick’s “Badlands”, but this, director David Lowery’s breakout hit, is a brave, raw and visually stunning film that never tries to imitate the classics despite being clearly influenced by them. “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” is a slow-burning romantic crime drama that unfolds against the gorgeous Texas plains through the lens of DP Bradford Young, who well earned a Special Jury Prize from Sundance for his cinematography. “I loveRead More