CANNES: Todd Haynes’ ‘Wonderstruck’ Receives Standing Ovation

It seems “Wonderstruck” is living up to its name. The film, which is directed by Todd Haynes, debuted at Cannes Film Festival on Thursday – first to press in the morning, and later to festival goers in the evening. “Wonderstruck” is based on Brian Selznick’s (“Hugo”) award-winning book of the same name. The film stars Millicent Simmonds, […]

Cannes Rewind: 10 Essential Palme d’Or Winners

In just a matter of hours, the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival will open with Arnaud Desplechin’s “Ismael’s Ghosts,” kicking off an 11-day celebration of contemporary film. Amid the cinephilia, most of the attention will be focused on a select 19 films competing for the coveted Palme d’Or, the most prestigious film festival prize in […]

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2017 Cannes Film Festival Lineup – Lots of Nicole Kidman and ‘Wonderstruck’

The lineup was announced today for the Cannes Film Festival, where we’ll get our first looks and reactions to several films that may be vying for Oscar attention this year. Some of the notables include the Opening Night film “Ismael’s Ghosts” from Arnaud Desplechin and starring Academy Award winner Marion Cotillard. Todd Haynes’ highly anticipated […]

WATCH: New ‘AMERICAN HONEY’ trailer from A24, featuring Bruce Springsteen anthem “Dream Baby Dream”

The anthemic Bruce Springsteen ballad sets the tone for the new AMERICAN HONEY trailer. Overflowing with electric, primal energy, AMERICAN HONEY is an immersive, exhilarating odyssey of heartbreaking beauty—a generation-defining movie that celebrates the defiant resilience of young people looking for a place they belong, chasing their own version of the American Dream. “American Honey” opens in theaters September […]

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Cannes Jury Prize Winner ‘American Honey’ Gets Release Date

  Writer/director Andrea Arnold‘s “American Honey” has been given an early awards season release date of Sept. 30. The film will open in Los Angeles and New York on that date, and will expand nationwide after that. The film, which is being distributed by A24, won the Jury Prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. […]

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INTERVIEW: Nicolas Winding Refn talks style and ‘The Neon Demon’

It’s both a disarming and strangely twisty an experience to interview a director like Nicolas Winding Refn, who knows and is at ease with the fact that they’re work is divisive. The eccentric filmmaker is well aware that some people hate his movies, something he’s very comfortable talking about, as I learned a few days […]

Cannes Film Festival Winners Include Xavier Dolan, Olivier Assayas, and Asghar Farhadi

The Cannes Film Festival handed out their awards this weekend.  We’ll be having a follow-up piece to assess the Oscar chances.  Look for that later today. Palme d’Or I, Daniel Blake, dir: Ken Loach Grand Prize Xavier Dolan, It’s Only The End Of The World Best Director TIE Cristian Mungiu, Graduation Olivier Assayas, Personal Shopper […]

Sony Pictures Classics Soars on the Croisette with ‘Toni Erdmann’, ‘Julieta’ and More

NEW YORK – Sony Pictures Classics has once again been a prevalent force in Cannes with their four highly critically acclaimed films, topped off by winning two awards last night.  This kicks off what promises to be an exciting year ahead for the company, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary. TONI ERDMANN won the Fipresci Competition Award, the […]

Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 194: Separation of Life from Art, Video Games Turned Movies, and Circuit Madness Final 2

Welcome to another edition of the Awards Circuit Power Hour, our weekly podcast diving deep into all things film, television, and entertainment. On the agenda: New trailers of the week that include “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,” “The Accountant,” and “Indignation.” We talk about some our favorite love stories and future video games we want […]


Cannes Review Round-Up: ‘The BFG’ Lands But Not With the Big Thud It Intended

At the Cannes Film Festival today, Steven Spielberg‘s highly anticipated “The BFG” premiered, and the early word seems to be mixed. From an awards standpoint, we were looking for this to possibly run the gauntlet in some of the technical races like Visual Effects, Cinematography, and even perhaps Score by 50-time nominee John Williams.  With […]

Cannes Film Review: ‘Café Society’ Proves Another Hit for Woody Allen and Kristen Stewart

Legendary filmmaker Woody Allen is often cited, both positively and negatively, for cribbing liberally from his own back catalogue. With his latest outing Café Society, which just debuted at the Cannes Film Festival, he’s instead opted to utilize the feel of his prior works, with fantastic results. Not only is this just a supremely entertaining […]

Interview: “Rams” director Grímur Hákonarson talks Iceland and winning at Cannes

Grímur Hákonarson’s sophomore film Rams, about two brothers who haven’t spoken to each other in 40 years but live in neighbouring farms in the countryside of Iceland that have to band together to save their beloved sheep, won the Un Certain Regard award at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. The film has now been submitted for the […]