Saturday, May 25, 2019

87-YEAR-OLD JERRY LEWIS IN FRANCE FOR SCREENING OF NEW MOVIE

May 23, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Jerry Lewis returned to the country where he is regarded as a veritable cinematic deity. At the Cannes Film Festival, where his film Max Rose is being screened out of the main competition, the 87-year-old comedian said that he had to put everything he had done in the past “in a trunk” in order to […]

ROBERT REDFORD HAILED AT CANNES

May 22, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Robert Redford has received overwhelming praise for his performance in J.C. Chandor’s independent film, All Is Lost, which screened out of competition at the Cannes Film Festival today (Wednesday). Daily Variety described it as an “emotionally resonant one-man showcase for Robert Redford.” Britain’s Guardian newspaper called it a “tour de force performance.” The London Independent […]

COEN BROS. FILM BECOMES CANNES FRONTRUNNER

May 20, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The Coen brothers, Joel and Ethan, have directed the most talked-about film at the Cannes Film Festival thus far and are clearly the frontrunners at this point for the festival’s prestigious Palme d’Or trophy. Stories about talented entertainers who have faced punishing hardship before achieving success have been a stock item in Hollywood since the […]

IRANIAN DIRECTOR FARHADI WOWS CANNES WITH THE PAST

May 17, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Iranian director Asghar Farhadi’s latest film, Passé (The Past), his first film shot outside his native country, received a warm reception from the audience at the Cannes Film Festival today (Friday), where it is competing for the prestigious Palme d’Or award. His previous film, A Separation, about a couple preparing for divorce, won the best […]

CANNES FILM FESTIVAL’S JACOB TO RETIRE

May 8, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Gilles Jacob, regarded as the driving force behind the Cannes Film Festival, arguably the world’s most influential and celebrated film festival, has announced he will step down in 2015 upon completing his current three-year term. In an interview with the newspaper Nice Matin, the 83-year-old Jacob said, “I promised my wife several times I’d stop. […]

GATSBY TO OPEN CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

March 12, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, starring Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role, has been selected to open the 66th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 15, the Festival announced today (Tuesday). The Australian director, who last appeared in Cannes in 2001 when his Moulin Rouge! was selected for the opening honor, observed in a statement […]

STEVEN SPIELBERG AGREES TO HEAD CANNES JURY

February 28, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

After being courted for more than thirty years to head the jury at the Cannes Film Festival, Steven Spielberg has agreed to do so when the annual film competition takes place from May 15 to 26. In a statement, Festival President Gilles Jacob said that ever since he screened E.T. as a world premiere in […]

SWEDISH FILMMAKERS TO SELL THEIR MOVIE ONLINE THEMSELVES

November 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Much has been written about the need of the motion picture industry to change its business model. But a tiny Swedish film company is attempting to do just that, and, if it’s successful, could establish a template for major studios to follow. In a news release on Thursday, the producers of Johannes Nyholm’s award-winning indie […]

PATTINSON URGES END TO MOVIE RATINGS

June 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

In the age of the Internet, age restrictions at movie theaters no longer make sense, Twilight start Robert Pattinson has told the London Sun. Seeming to anticipate the R rating (a 17 rating in the U.K.) that his upcoming movie Cosmopolis, received this week for its sex scenes, Pattinson noted that such scenes automatically trigger […]

KEN BURNS FILM STUNS CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

May 25, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Arguably the most powerful film presented at this year’s Cannes Film Festival was screened with virtually no promotion and out of competition Thursday night. The film, The Central Park Five, by Ken Burns, America’s leading documentary filmmaker (The Civil War, Baseball, The War) and his daughter Sara and son-in-law David McMahon, tells the story of […]

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