Cannes Film Festival

Cate Blanchett, “You Don’t Have To Be A Lesbian To Play A Lesbian” “It’s Called Acting”

Cate Blanchett, “You Don’t Have To Be A Lesbian To Play A Lesbian” “It’s Called Acting”

Cate Blanchett denied on Sunday a report she’d had affairs with women as the Cannes Film Festival swooned over her portrayal of a wealthy married woman who falls in love with an ambitious New York shopgirl in director Todd Haynes’s “Carol”. The film, which has won rave reviews from critics and audiences, shows Blanchett’s title […]

Amazon Gets A Woody, Allen Thinks It is A Mistake

Amazon Gets A Woody, Allen Thinks It is A Mistake

Woody Allen has admitted he made a “catastrophic mistake” signing up to create a TV series for Amazon’s online video service. The 79-year-old was commissioned to write and direct the six-part untitled show earlier this year. “I’m doing my best with it, but I should never have gotten into it,” he said at the Cannes […]

“Winter Sleep” Awarded Cannes Palme d’Or

The richly ruminative Chekhovian drama “Winter Sleep” was awarded the Palme d’Or on Saturday, bestowing the Cannes Film Festival’s top honor on an intimate, wintery epic set on Turkey’s Anatolian steppe. Director Nuri Bilge Ceylan accepted the award, handed out by Quentin Tarantino and Uma Thurman at the French Riviera festival. In his speech, Ceylan […]

Ryan Gosling Directorial Debut, lost in a river of metaphors

Hollywood actor Ryan Gosling burned up the screen at the Cannes film festival with his directorial debut on Tuesday, but critics’ reaction was reminiscent of the filling of a barf bag. Gosling’s “Lost River”, premiered at Cannes on Tuesday night, includes images of blazing buildings that should have included the film negatives. But early comments […]

Robert Pattinson “Low expectations, but over-delivers”

For the past year, Robert Pattinson has been trying to disappear. He says he’s been actively avoiding having his photo taken, trying to erase a tabloid persona. “I’m just trying to not be in stupid gossip magazines, basically, and I think the best way to do it is never be photographed ever,” says Pattinson. “As […]

Katzenberg Says “We roll big here” At Cannes

Sitting on the terrace of the Carlton Hotel on the Cannes coastline, Jeffery Katzenberg gazes out at the teeming Croisette. It’s familiar territory. “We roll big here,” he says. “We’ve been doing this a long time.” Katzenberg has been a Cannes Film Festival regular for two decades. He’s frequently premiered DreamWorks’ summer releases here, held […]