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Cannes Film Festival: Dheepan

Dheepan

Directed by Jacques Audiard Starring Jesuthasan Antonythasan, Kalieaswari Srinivasan, Claudine Vinasithamby and Vincent Rottiers by Joanna Orland Jacques Audiard’s latest film Dheepan is a powerful drama about three strangers who are brought together through the hardship of war.  To escape war torn Sri Lanka, refugee Yalini finds nine year-old Illayaal to pose as her daughter […]

Cannes Film Festival: The Assassin

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Directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien Starring Shu Qi, Chang Chen, Zhou Yun and Tsumabuki Satoshi by Joanna Orland While I can certainly appreciate The Assassin‘s elegance, I sadly cannot enjoy it.  The film excels in its beauty and grace, but completely neglects to engage its audience in this slow-burning but beautiful work by Taiwanese director Hou […]

San Andreas World Premiere: Live Stream

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Come back at 6pm for the live stream of the San Andreas World Premiere in London. This event will be attended by the stars of the film, including Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino and Alexandra Daddario.

Cannes Film Festival: Walt Disney & Disney.Pixar Animation Presentation by John Lasseter

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On May 20th, Walt Disney and Disney.Pixar Animation Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter gave a two-hour presentation on the future projects of the animation studios.  Presented at the 68th Cannes Film Festival, Lasseter humorously began by presenting his own brand of Rosé wine, before taking the audience through the studios’ impressive film plans for 2015 […]

Cannes Film Festival: The Lobster

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Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos Starring Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Jessica Barden, Olivia Colman, Ashley Jensen, Ariane Labed, Angeliki Papoulia, John C. Reilly, Léa Seydoux and Ben Whishaw by Joanna Orland The Lobster is a most cynical commentary on both romance and single life in modern society.  No film can make you feel as brilliantly awful […]

Cannes Film Festival: Youth

Youth

Directed by Paolo Sorrentino Starring Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz, Paul Dano and Jane Fonda by Joanna Orland Stunning, nostalgic, powerful and divisive, Italian director Paolo Sorrentino has created a dazzling piece of cinema with his latest English language film Youth – a film difficult to review as it must be experienced, not described. […]

Moomins On The Riviera

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Directed by Xavier Picard and Hanna Hemilä Starring Maria Sid, Mats Långbacka, Kristofer Gummerus In UK Cinemas Friday May 22nd, 2015 by Paul Foxcroft I’m at the BFI.  The place is swarming with enthusiastic children and tolerant parents. A clutch of BFI staff jog past me, one asks of another “Are your guns ready?”; I have […]

Tomorrowland: A World Beyond Press Conference

Tomorrowland

by Charlie Cauchi George Clooney lit up the lavish Claridges Ballroom this afternoon, where he appeared to promote his latest movie Tomorrowland: A World Beyond. Effortlessly stylish in a leather jacket and jeans ensemble, Clooney was joined by his co-stars Britt Robertson (Cake; The First Time) and Raffey Cassidy (Snow White and the Huntsman; Dark […]

Cannes Film Festival: The Sea of Trees

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Directed by Gus Van Sant Starring Matthew McConaughey, Ken Watanabe and Naomi Watts by Joanna Orland The McConaissance Era has come to an abrupt halt with the latest dramatic Matthew McConaughey vehicle The Sea of Trees. Directed by former Palme d’Or winner Gus Van Sant, The Sea of Trees is a melodramatically dull piece of […]

68th Cannes Film Festival Photo Gallery

Parker Posey at He For She panel.

Cannes Film Festival May 15-20, 2015