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CANNES OPENER CHARMS CRITICS

May 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

At a time when the major studios seem to be vying to produce the most expensive and gigantic blockbusters in history, a slight, charming film about a pair of tweens discovering first love appeared to captivate critics as it opened the Cannes Film Festival today (Wednesday). At a news conference, the stars of Wes Anderson’s […]

HUGO NAMED BEST FILM BY NATIONAL BOARD OF REVIEW

December 1, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Martin Scorsese’s Hugo has been named best film of the year by the National Board of Review. and Scorsese, best director. The organization, composed of some 100 knowledgeable film enthusiasts, filmmakers, academics, and students, selected George Clooney as best actor for his performance in The Descendants and Tilda Swinton as best actress for We Need […]

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN WINNER AT LONDON FEST

October 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Lynne Ramsay’s We Need to Talk about Kevin, has been named best picture at the BFI London Film Festival. The film, which received much praise when it debuted at Cannes in May, was described by BFI jury chairman John Madden as “a sublime, uncompromising tale of the torment that can stand in the place of […]

AT CANNES: THEY’RE TALKING ABOUT KEVIN

May 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Lynn Ramsay’s We’ve Got to Talk about Kevin, the first film to be screened in competition at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, certainly got a lot of those who saw it talking. In particular, the performance of Tilda Swinton, who plays the devastated mother of a teenager who has shot up his school like the […]

MALICK’S TREE OF LIFE TO BE PLANTED AT CANNES

April 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Terrence Malick’s much awaited The Tree of Life, starring Brad Pitt and Sean Penn, is among the films selected to compete for the Palme d’Or, the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival, which opens on May 11. (The film had been expected to compete at the festival last year but was not completed in […]