Cannes 2011 Archive

  • AV Festival: Las Acacias

    AV Festival: Las Acacias

    4/5
    On the one hand, Las Acacias sits comfortably into what we’ve been calling “slow cinema” for the past fortnight or so. All three of the broad, interdependent propositions of the tradition as put forth by Matthew Flanagan seem present here: an undramatic narrative, an emphasis on the unbroken “non-event”, and stillness – in the camera’s [...]

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  • Drive Review

    Drive Review

    5/5
    History has shown that if you choose to get into the car with Nicolas Winding Refn you’re in for quite a ride. He showed this with Bronson, where Tom Hardy played Britain’s most insatiable and inimitable criminal, and now he shows it again coaxing another brilliantly nuanced performance from an equally gifted – and equally man [...]

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  • Four Great Woody Allen Moments

    Four Great Woody Allen Moments

    It is easy to forget what a great director Woody Allen is after a recent spate of misfires (Vicky Christina Barcelona aside). His latest, Midnight in Paris opened at Cannes last week to average reviews, with many critics accusing him of using every cliche in the book. Nevertheless he is one of the all time greatest [...]

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  • Colin Firth and Emily Blunt join forces

    Colin Firth and Emily Blunt join forces

    Recent Oscar winner Colin Firth is to star opposite Emily Blunt in a comedy about identity stealing con artists. The film, as yet untitled, will be directed by film newcomer Dante Ariola, whose previous credentials include television adverts for Adidas, Nike and Coca-Cola. The English couple will take on the roles of two disheartened loners [...]

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  • Rourke, Rockwell and Walken are Psychopathic

    Rourke, Rockwell and Walken are Psychopathic

    In Bruges director Martin McDonagh’s upcoming feature has gained three more big-name cast members. Mickey Rourke, Christopher Walken and Sam Rockwell will star alongside Colin Farrell in McDonagh’s dark comedy Seven Psychopaths, according to news from the Cannes Film Festival. The madcap tale tells the story of a screenwriter (Farrell) struggling with a serious case [...]

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  • Paul Thomas Anderson to direct Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix

    Paul Thomas Anderson to direct Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix

    News comes Monday that Paul Thomas Anderson is set to direct the as-yet-untitled project formerly known as The Master, and that The Weinstein Company has bought its worldwide distribution rights heading into Cannes later this week. The film, fully financed by Megan Ellison‘s Annapurna for around $35 million, has Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix [...]

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