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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

Isabelle Huppert Named President Of Cannes Jury

French actress Isabelle Huppert has been confirmed as the president of the jury for next year's Cannes Film Festival.The 55-year-old, a two-time winner of the best actress prize at the prestigious festival, succeeds Sean Penn...

By on 02 January 2009

Movie Reviews Changeling

Clint Eastwood's Changeling received mostly solid reviews for the director and for Angelina Jolie, its star, when it debuted at the Cannes Film Festival last May. They do not fare so well with the U.S....

Soderbergh: Cleo Will Be Like An Elvis Musical

Steven Soderbergh has said his planned film about Cleopatra will be similar to "an Elvis musical".It was reported earlier this week that the Ocean's Eleven director hopes to pair the Catherine Zeta Jones with Hugh...

By on 26 October 2008

Ultimatum Was Not The End For Jason Bourne

A fourth Jason Bourne film seems even more of a certainty after a screenwriter was signed to pen the next flick in the franchise.Oscar-winner Matt Damon has played the amnesiac secret agent on three occasions,...

By on 17 October 2008

Movie Reviews Blindness

Director Fernando Meirelles, who reportedly reworked Blindness after it was savaged by critics at the Cannes Film Festival last May -- and who has been under attack in recent days by organizations of the blind,...

Palme D'or Winner The Class In Running For Oscar

The Class, the winner of the Palme d'Or at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival, is to represent France for next year's foreign language film Oscar.Laurent Cantet's film follows the lives of a Parisian school's inhabitants...

By on 19 September 2008

Audrey Tautou To Play Coco Chanel In New Biopic

Audrey Tautou is to star as fashion legend Coco Chanel in an upcoming biopic, it has been confirmed.The Amelie actress will play the iconic designer in Coco Avant Channel, a Warner Bros production set for...

By on 27 August 2008

Cannes Winner To Open New York Film Festival

Entre les Murs ( The Class ), the surprise winner of the Palme d'Or at his year's Cannes Film Festival, has been selected to open the 46th New York Film Festival on Sept. 26, the...

Cannes Winner To Open New York Film Festival

Entre les Murs ( The Class ), the surprise winner of the Palme d'Or at his year's Cannes Film Festival, has been selected to open the 46th New York Film Festival on Sept. 26, the...

Jack Black To Return To Class For School Of Rock Sequel

Jack Black will return to the classroom for a sequel to School of Rock, it has been confirmed.Paramount Pictures is developing a sequel to its 2003 hit, with Black, director Richard Linklater and producer Scott...

By on 14 July 2008

Eastwood To Lee: Shut Your Face

Spike Lee has responded to Clint Eastwood's criticism of his two films about the World War II battle of Iwo Jima, Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima. At the Cannes Film Festival...

Clint Eastwood Says Spike Lee Should 'Shut His Face'

Clint Eastwood has reacted angrily to Spike Lee's claim that there were too few black actors in Eastwood's films.Lee had criticised Eastwood's second world war movies Flags of Our Fathers and Letters From Iwo Jima...

By on 06 June 2008

Angelina Jolie Birth Rumours Dismissed

A representative for Angelina Jolie has dismissed rumours sweeping the internet that she has given birth to twins.Reports emerged today that the Hollywood actress gave birth to two baby girls while staying in the French...

By on 30 May 2008

Sharon Stone Apologises For Earthquake 'Karma' Remarks

Sharon Stone has issued an apology after being criticised for suggesting that the recent earthquake in China may have been caused by bad "karma".The Basic Instinct actress told reporters at the Cannes film festival that...

By on 29 May 2008

Sharon Stone Attacked For Karma Comments

Sharon Stone has been criticised in China after she suggested that the recent earthquake may have been caused by bad "karma".The Basic Instinct actress had told reporters at the Cannes film festival that the disaster,...

By on 28 May 2008

Indiana Jones And The Chart-topping Debut Weekend

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull has topped the US box office chart after taking a massive $126 million (£63.7 million) in its first four days on release.The fourth film in the...

By on 27 May 2008

Surprise Winner At Cannes Film Festival

Director Laurence Cantet's Entre les Murs (The Class), a film about a year in the life of suburban Parisian students, was the surprise winner of the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival Sunday. It...

The Class Wins Palme D'or At Cannes

French film The Class, about life in a Paris school, has won the Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival.Using real students and teachers the film follows the lives of the school's inhabitants for...

By on 26 May 2008

Lily Allen Responds To Cannes Reports On Blog

Lily Allen has responded angrily to tabloid rumours that she had indulged in over-the-top partying while at the Cannes film festival.The Smile star had been photographed swimming topless and some commentators had claimed she had...

By on 24 May 2008

Tarantino's Advice: Don't Go To Film School

Director Quentin Tarantino had this advice for aspiring filmmakers: take the money they have saved to go to film school and use it to make their own movie instead. "Trying to make a feature film...

Cannes Winner Likely A Dark Film

The Cannes Film Festival jury will have a roster of mostly mercilessly gloomy films from which to select this year's Palme d'Or winner this weekend. Film buyers looked at them at screenings during the past...

Highlander Remake On The Way

The seemingly endless list of films to receive a remake is set to get another addition, as it has emerged that cult fantasy flick HIGHLANDER is to get a makeover.The 1986 film is to be...

By on 23 May 2008

Lara Croft Beats Indiana Jones In Motorbike Poll

A chase scene from Tomb Raider has been named the favourite movie moment for motorcycling fans, with Indiana Jones failing to even make the top five. Despite the fourth film in the franchise - Indiana...

By on 23 May 2008

Will Soderbergh's Che Be Released?

Steven Soderbergh's four-and-a-half-hour film Che had its debut at the Cannes Film Festival Wednesday night. The film, which stars Benicio del Toro in the title role of Argentine-born Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara, received mixed reviews,...

Movie Reviews: Indiana Jones And The ... Crystal Skull

Film critics who held off their reviews of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull when it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival last weekend are having a go at it today (Thursday),...

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