Film Festivals

Toronto International Film Festival Announces Exciting 2015 Line Up

Tiff logo 2015

The TIFF Bell Lightbox, the Toronto International Film Festival’s year-round home, was bustling with excitement and anticipation at the first press conference pertaining to the 2015 Festival.  It was bustling so much in fact that a fire alarm went off ...

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BFI London Film Festival 2015 Opening Night Gala Announced

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Britain’s flagship film festival has unveiled the picture to kick-start the 2015 cinematic celebration, and boy is it a great one. The BFI have confirmed that Suffragette will screen as the Opening Night Gala of the 59th London Film Festival ...

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68th Cannes Jury Rewards Homegrown Talent

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An eclectic mix of films won prizes at the closing ceremony of the 68th Cannes Film Festival, but there was one clear theme – celebrating French cinema. The Coen brothers-led jury gave the coveted Palme d’Or to acclaimed auteur Jacques Audiard ...

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Cannes Film Festival Review: ‘Inside Out’

Inside Out

Pixar reminds audiences of what it does best with Inside Out, a heartstrings-tugging and dazzling animation about growing up, family and the ‘little voices’ in our head. Writer-director Pete Docter (Monsters, Inc., Up) imagines the human brain as a sort ...

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Cannes Film Festival Review: ‘The Lobster’

The Lobster

Has any contemporary filmmaker approached the themes of dating and relationships with such delicious cynicism as Yorgos Lanthimos? In his English-language debut, the Oscar-nominated Greek director (Dogtooth) puts a darkly comedic spin on modern mating rituals and society’s emphasis on ...

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Cannes Film Festival Review: ‘Carol’

Carol

The love that dare not speak its name is explored with wonderful sensitivity by Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara in Carol, the latest period drama by acclaimed director Todd Haynes. Based on the 1952 novel The Price of Salt by ...

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Cannes Film Festival Review: ‘Amy’

Amy Winehouse

Asif Kapadia does a superb job of capturing Amy Winehouse’s raw talent, her highs and lows, and triumphs and tragedies in this beautifully crafted documentary. The BAFTA Award-winning director expertly weaves together more than a decade’s worth of personal videos and ...

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Cannes Film Festival Review: ‘Tale Of Tales’

Tale of Tales

Early on in Tale of Tales, Salma Hayek’s pearl adorned queen eats the giant, bloody heart of a sea monster, which was killed by her late husband, in an effort to become pregnant and produce an heir. Yes, this scene is ...

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Xavier Dolan To Mentor Aspiring Filmmakers In New Competition

Xavier Dolan

68th Cannes Film Festival jury member Xavier Dolan found time in his packed schedule to announce the launch of a new competition to help guide and nurture aspiring filmmakers. The 26-year-old wunderkind unveiled ‘Be True to Your Pleasure’ with Magnum’s digital ...

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Movie Adverts Dominate Cannes

Hunger Games advertising

During the two weeks when the world’s media and film industry bigwigs descend on Cannes, the seaside town becomes one giant advertising space for cinema. Massive posters and billboards hang along La Croisette and even adorn the exteriors of luxury 5* ...

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