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Movie Reviews Inglourious Basterds

Critics attending the Cannes Film Festival are mostly expressing disappointment over Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds. An unsigned review on the Hollywood Reporter website says, "The film is by no means terrible -- its running time...

Tarantino At Cannes How I Won The War

At a time when the whole world is engaged in debate over the use of torture in wartime, Quentin Tarantino has brought his latest film, Inglourious Basterds to the Cannes Film Festival showing scenes in...

Twilight Star Robert Pattinson Signed Up For Breaking Dawn

Robert Pattinson has confirmed there will be a fourth instalment in the Twilight film franchise, with Breaking Dawn to follow New Moon and Eclipse.The 23-year-old actor was appearing at the Cannes Film Festival during a...

By on 20 May 2009

Pr Stunts Clog Cannes Roads

Hollywood may not be well represented among the films showing in competition at the Cannes Film Festival this year, but its PR efforts are on almost daily display, with some stunts drawing crowds so large...

£45 Film Makes An Impact At Cannes

A film made for just 45 could be the surprise star of this year's Cannes Film Festival.Directed by Welshman Marc Price, zombie flick COLIN takes a new slant on a classic genre by telling the...

£45 Film Makes An Impact At Cannes

A film made for just 45 could be the surprise star of this year's Cannes Film Festival.Directed by Welshman Marc Price, zombie flick COLIN takes a new slant on a classic genre by telling the...

By on 19 May 2009

Hot Box Office, Cool Sales

The box office may be performing far better than the Dow, but you'd never know it from accounts about business at the Cannes Film Market, which is staged concurrently with the Cannes Film Festival. According...

Critics Not Taken With Taking Woodstock

Ang Lee's Taking Woodstock , which debuted at the Cannes Film Festival over the weekend, failed to touch off anything approaching the admiration among critics that his recent Brokeback Mountain and Lust, Caution did. A...

Cantona: Ken Loach Reminded Me Of Sir Alex

Eric Cantona has claimed Ken Loach's style of directing was reminiscent of Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson's approach to management.The former footballer, who has since forged a successful acting career, plays himself in Loach's...

By on 18 May 2009

Found In La Mancha?

Producer Jeremy Thomas has confirmed widespread rumors that he and Terry Gilliam are at work reviving Gilliam's disaster-plagued 2000 production of Don Quixote . The story of the ill-starred movie -- plagued by weather disasters,...

Campion Makes Cannes Call For Feminine Film

Director Jane Campion has called for more female film-makers to impact upon the Cannes Film Festival and world cinema.The Kiwi helmer, in competition for this year's Palme d'Or at the annual celebration of film, said...

By on 15 May 2009

Terry Gilliam Unable To Resist Don Quixote

Director Terry Gilliam has confirmed that he is again attempting to bring The Man Who Killed Don Quixote to the silver screen.The former Monty Python member famously sought to tell a tale of the legendary...

By on 15 May 2009

Movie Reviews Up

Film critics attending the Cannes Film Festival, who ordinarily hone their scathes on the opening-night film (in 2006 The Da Vinci Code , the last U.S. film to open the festival, was loudly booed at...

Singapore Raises Investment In Films

Singapore has used the Cannes Film Festival as an unusual platform to announce a government-backed $156-million media investment program. The Media Development Authority said on Tuesday that the funds will be in addition to the...

Who Pays For 3d Glasses?

The major movie studios and theater owners may have reached an equitable agreement on digital projection in which the studios pay theaters a "virtual print" fee -- essentially the same amount that they would have...

Cannes Film Market Healthy

Jrme Paillard, who oversees Cannes's March du Film, the business end of the Cannes Film Festival, maintained that contrary to distressing reports of studio marketing cutbacks at Cannes and fewer hotel and yacht rentals in...

Animation Comes Of Age At Cannes

The Cannes Film Festival opened today (Wednesdy) on a high note, both literally and figuratively, with the screening of Disney/Pixar's Up for the press in the morning and the invitational screening this evening. There appeared...

Cannes Applies Makeup

The 62nd annual Cannes Film Festival is due to open on Wednesday with a screening of Disney/Pixar's Up . And while the usual last-minute preparations were underway at the Festival Palace, with workers laying new...

Venic To Honor Pixar

Yet another leading European film festival is set to honor the geniuses behind Disney-Pixar's computer-animated movies. The Venice Film Festival said over the weekend that the newly created 3D versions of Toy Story and Toy...

Weinsteins Seek To Halt Cannes Screening

The Weinstein Company may attempt to prevent Lionsgate from screening Precious , which received the Audience Award and the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival this year, in the Un Certain Regard section...

Cannes Competitors To Receive Online Showcase

Gilles Jacob, president of the Cannes Film Festival, has offered the festival's website as a showcase for the first five minutes of each of the 20 films participating in this year's competition. In a statement,...

Cannes Film Festival Names Competing Films

Quentin Tarantino will have the distinction of being the only American-born filmmaker to be competing in the 62nd annual Cannes Film Festival this year. Tarantino, who won the festival's prestigious Palme d'Or in 1994, will...

Tarantino And Cantona Up For Palme D'or

Quentin Tarantino's new film and a drama featuring former footballer Eric Cantona are among productions vying for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.Cannes chiefs Gilles Jacob and Thierry Fremaux unveiled a list of...

By on 23 April 2009

Inglorious Basterds 'Heading For Cannes'

The forthcoming QUENTIN TARANTINO film INGLORIOUS BASTERDS it set to be shown in competition at the Cannes Film Festival in May, it has been revealed.Featuring the acting talent of BRAD PITT, MIKE MYERS and DIANE...

By on 02 April 2009

Director Grey Blasts His Star, Joaquin Phoenix

Director James Grey is blaming Joaquin Phoenix for the box-office failure of his recent movie, Two Lovers , which has taken in just $1.63 million after five weeks in limited release, despite largely positive reviews...

Japan Dominates Asian Film Awards

Japanese filmmakers dominated the winners' list at the Asian Film Awards Monday, with Kiyoshi Kurosawa's Tokyo Sonata taking the best film award. (It also received the jury prize in the Un Certain Regard section of...

Director Scott Receives Bfi Fellowship

Acclaimed British director Ridley Scott has become the 62nd recipient of a British Film Institute (BFI) fellowship, it has been announced.Scott, who directed Thelma and Louise and Gladiator, joins big names such as Clint Eastwood,...

By on 21 March 2009

Animated Movie To Open Cannes For First Time

Disney/Pixar's Up will have its world premiere as the opening film of the 62nd Cannes Film Festival on May 13, becoming the first animated film as well as the first 3D film ever to open...

Romanian Abortion Drama Wins Bbc World Cinema Prize

4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days has been named as the winner of the BBC4 World Cinema award.Cristian Mungiu's film, which won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes film festival in 2007, collected another prize...

By on 28 January 2009

Mafia Movie Gomorrah Misses Out In Oscar Race

Acclaimed Italian film Gomorrah will not be named best foreign language film at the 2009 Oscars, it has been confirmed.The Academy today announced its shortlist of nine nominees for the award, with Matteo Garrone's expose...

By on 14 January 2009

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