MIDNIGHT IN PARIS: Woody Allen “Light” in the City of Lights

As charming as it may be, “Midnight in Paris” is not among Allen’s best. Even though it has most of the director’s trademarks (a neurotic, insecure main character; existential angst; infidelity and a touch of magic), it lacks the moral fiber and deep philosophical questioning of his better works. Gil Pender (Owen Wilson), a successful […]

Cannes’ List of Winners

Palme d’Or (Golden Palm): ‘The Tree of Life” by Terrence Malick (United States) Grand Prize: Shared between “The Kid with the Bike” by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne (Belgium) and “Once Upon a Time in Anatolia” by Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Turkey) Jury Prize: “Poliss” by Maiwenn (France) Best Director: Nicolas Winding Refn for “Drive” (Denmark) Best […]

Cannes: Films in Competition

Films In Competition  Pedro Almodóvar La Piel Que Habito (The Skin I Live In)  BertrandBonello L’Apollonide Souvenirs de la Maison Close (House Of Tolerance)  Alain Cavalier Pater  JosephCedar Hearat Shulayim  (Footnote)  Nuri Bilge CeylanBir Zamanlar Anadolu’da  (Once Upon A Time In Anatolia)  Jean-PierreEtLucDardenneLe Gamin Au Vélo (The Kid With A Bike)  MichelHazanaviciusand Aki Kaurismäki The […]

Cannes: Opening Night Ceremony

 The 64th edition of the Cannes Film Festival is in full swing today. The opening ceremony took place last night (May 11) at the Grand Théâtre Lumière located in the legendary Avenue de la Croisette in the small French Riviera town. Hosted by the young and beautiful French actress Mélanie Laurent, (“Inglorious Basterds” “Beginners”), the […]

Cannes: Feature Films Jury

    FEATURE FILMS JURY Robert DE NIRO, President – Actor, Director / USA; Martina GUSMAN Actress and producer / Argentina; Nansun SHIProducer / Hong Kong – China; Uma THURMAN Actress, scriptwriter, producer / USA; Linn ULLMANN Writer, journalist, literary critic / Norway; Olivier ASSAYASDirector / France; Jude LAW Actor, producer / UK; Mahamat Saleh […]

Cannes 2011:Short Films Competition

The Short Films Competition  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aD_AiNAco8k&feature=featuredSHORT As with feature films, the prime distinction in the Short Film Competition is aPalmed’Or. This competition for new works of up to 15 minutes in length has launch the career of many filmmakers who found a place in the official selection a few years later.  Among themJaneCampion,XavierGiannoliand Nuri Bilge Ceylan. […]

David Hasselhoff Rounds Out Cast of Piranha 3DD

David Hasselhoff heads back to the water in this year’s PIRANHA 3DD.  He joins the previously announced cast which includes Ving Rhames, Christopher Lloyd, Paul Scheer, Gary Busey, Katrina Bowden, Danielle Panabaker, Matt Bush, Chris Zylka and David Koechner. Trading in the sandy beaches of “Baywatch” for terror at The Big Wet Water Park, Hasselhoff […]