Film Festivals

“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 […]

Bryan Cranston In Monster Hit

Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor Johnson attend the European premiere of ‘Godzilla’ at Cannes Bryan Cranston says he’s excited to be part of “Godzilla 2014” but almost turned down the role because he was still working on “Breaking Bad” and thought he had to follow with “something serious.” In a recent interview about […]

Berlin International Film Festival

And the Festivals begin, we start the season with The Berlin International Film Festival the first of the year’s major European film festivals The “Berlinale,” centers on the presentation of 23 selected movies, 20 of them running for the top Golden Bear award. Berlin: an exciting, cosmopolitan cultural hub that never ceases to attract artists […]