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Michael Fassbender at the 2015 Cannes film festival

Cannes Film Festival Day 11: Final Predictions

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In its final hours, the Cannes film festival is slowly turning into a desert reminiscent of Mad Max: Fury Road. Barely surviving on Nespresso coffee capsules, festival-goers and journalists are exhausted and the screening rooms are not as crowded as they were on peak days. Now that it’s time to forecast these much-anticipated awards, we will deliver two lists: One […]

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Gérard Depardieu at the 2015 Cannes film festival

Cannes Film Festival 2015 Day 10: A selection lost in the desert

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Now that there’s only one movie left to catch in competition (Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth), it seems to be a good time to start conjecturing about the winners. According to the buzz, any of the latest entries from the following filmmakers is a strong contender: Jia Zhangke, Sorrentino, Hou Hsiao Hsien, Jacques Audiard, Todd Haynes and Nanni Moretti. What all these […]

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Klara Kristin at the 2015 Cannes film festival

Cannes Film Festival 2015 Day 8 ½: Sex in 3D

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Following Jia Zhangke’s Mountains May Depart which ended on a standing ovation, one of the festival’s most-anticipated films, Gaspar Noé’s 3D romp Love was finally screened, keeping Cannes’ perverts journalists up in the wee hours as it debuted 45 minutes late, around midnight. The movie was introduced by the festival’s president as well as the filmmaker and his cast who came […]

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The Cohen Brothers at a Cannes film festival 2015 press conference

Cannes Film Festival 2015 Day 8: Festival Favorites

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It’s already been a week since the festival opened and people are already claiming they know which film will get the much-coveted Palme d’Or, even though the subject of their praise seems to vary from one festival-goer to another. Nanni Moretti’s Mia Madre, Paolo Sorrentino’s Youth and Todd Haynes’ Carol seem to be in the lead while, on our end, […]

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Benicio Del Toro at the Cannes film festival 2015 press conference for Sicario

Cannes Film Festival 2015 Day 7: Gloomy Times

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A Cannes film festival without an animated movie wouldn’t be the same and this year is no exception, Pixar bringing us its latest production Inside out. The same could also be said about thrillers, Denis Villeneuve’s Sicario following previous years’ entries such as Killing The Softly, We Own the Night and Captives. Somewhat less pompous than its predecessors, Sicario creates […]

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Vincent Lindon at a Cannes film festival 2015 press conference.

Cannes Film Festival 2015 Day 6: Mid-Festival Recap

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We’re already half way through the festival and it’s still too early to give some award predictions.  What is sure is that we’re already feeling the fatigue. What we can say so far is that two movies left an indelible mark: Laszlo Nemes’s Son of Saul and George Miller’s Mad Max : Fury Road, the latter being out of competition. […]

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Vincent Cassel at the 2015 Cannes film festival

Cannes Film Festival 2015 – Day 5: My King and My Mother

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Maïwenn’s My King received quite a warm welcome at the end of its early morning – at least by Cannes’ standards – screening. Built on flashbacks, the script centers on a woman who, while being hospitalized for a ski accident, has reminiscences of old affair with a narcissist man. My King is mostly worth watching for Vincent Cassel’s performance as […]

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Matthew McConaughey & Naomi Watts at the 2015 Cannes film festival

Cannes Film Festival Day 4: Laughs and Tears

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Today’s Cannes event wasn’t about Sea of trees’ press conference, where neither Gus Van Sant, Matthew McConaughey nor Naomi Watts were able to shake off their film’s disappointment. Rather it was the screening of Nanni Moretti’s minimalist Mi Madre which offered the most touching moments. A mix of comedy and drama, the film centers on the last days of a movie director’s […]

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Standing Tall

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Malony is your typical troubled kid from Dunkirk. Frail, blond with light eyes, he skips school to steal cars and doesn’t fit the clichéd immigrant profile: we quickly understand that director Emmanuelle Bercot wants to avoid stigmatizing part of the population, Standing Tall focusing instead on those people whose jobs are to save kids. Through Malony’s 10-year learning journey, the filmmaker […]

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Tale of Tales

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For his new film, the decidedly surprising filmmaker Matteo Garrone (Gomorra) revisits Neapolitan poet Giambattista Basile’s tales, showing once again he’s not averse to taking risks. Unfortunately, this time around, his ambitions fall short. When watching Tale of Tales, it becomes clear that Mr. Garrone’s intent was to shake a film genre’s foundations:  Here, the princess does not wait to […]

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Cannes Film Festival 2015

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The 68th Cannes film festival was taking place from May 13th to May 24th 2015 in Cannes, France. Read our movie reviews below and check out our Cannes festival blog for exclusive pictures, commentaries and behind-the-scenes. FESTIVAL BLOG Mad Max‘s Tom and Hardy and Charlize Theron in Cannes A disappointing 3rd day at the Cannes Film Festival Day 4: Laughs and Tears […]

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John C. Reilly at a Cannes film festival press conference.

Cannes Film Festival 2015: Day 3

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This third day at the 2015 Cannes film festival proved to be pretty disappointing. Starring John C. Reilly, Yorgos Lanthimos’s Lobster was a weird, icy work taking place in a totalitarian society. While Woody Allen’s wannabe existential Irrational Man also failed to impress, the biggest let down came from Gus Van Sant, his over-thought ghost story The Sea of Trees even […]

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Mad Max: Fury Road's Tom Hardy at a Cannes film festival 2015 press conference

Mad Max: Fury Road’s Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy at the Cannes Film Festival

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The second day of the 2015 Cannes film festival provided for some visually arresting moments.  Following a disappointing opening day with Emmanuelle Bercot’s demagogic Standing Tall and Matteo Garrone’s easy Tale of tales, Mad Max: Fury Road (read our review here) was certainly today’s highlight, even though it was out of competition, George Miller proving he was able to reinvent […]

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