Tuesday, May 23, 2017

WAITING FOR GODARD

May 22, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Six years ago, Michel Hazanavicius brought his silent, black-and-white movie The Artist to the Cannes Film Festival and was drenched with critical praise. The film did not receive the festival’s top award, the Palme d’Or (although its star, Jean Dujardin, was named best actor), but it did go on to receive a slew of Oscars, […]

SCHWARZENEGGER: THE TERMINATOR WILL BE BACK

May 21, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Arnold Schwarzenegger, who headed directly to Southern California’s Muscle Beach when he arrived in the U.S. nearly 50 years ago, was back at the beach again this weekend. Only this time the beach was on the French Riviera, at the Cannes Film Festival, where he was promoting a documentary, Wonders of the Sea 3D, which […]

WONDERFUL CRITICAL RESPONSE TO “WONDERSTRUCK” AT CANNES

May 19, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Director Todd Haynes’s Wonderstruck successfully struck wonder in the eyes of most critics as it opened Thursday as the first film screened in competition at the Cannes Film Festival. Several of those critics predicted that it will also be among next year’s Oscar contenders. “Wonderstruck Stakes Oscar Claim” headlined Gregg Kilday’s review in the Hollywood […]

CANNES’ OPENER: SOME CRITICS RELISH IT; OTHERS SPIT IT OUT

May 18, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Hollywood movie premieres ain’t what they used to be. The days when a film’s debut at movie “palaces” attracted stars wearing dresses created by famous coutouriers just for the event (and often never worn again), arriving in limousines and descending onto a red carpet as dozens of press photographers captured their beauty for people to […]