Film Festivals

Marrakech Film Festival Adds Transgender Star

It was a slow night on the red carpet at the opening of the Marrakech film festival for the photographers and everyone was complaining over the lack of celebrities. Then a car pulled up and out stepped Noor Talbi, Morocco’s most famous belly dancer. The photographers went wild. Darling of the jet set and a […]

Toronto International Film Festival

Robert Downey Jr’s drama, The Judge, has opened the 39th Toronto International Film Festival in Canada. The actor took to the red carpet along with co-stars including Robert Duvall and Vera Farmiga at the gala premiere at the city’s Roy Thompson Hall. The film sees Downey Jr star as a successful Chicago lawyer who returns […]

“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 […]