Film Festivals

Toronto Film Festival Screens The Two Last Cory Monteith Films

The final two movies made by late Glee actor Cory Monteith will both screen at this year’s Toronto Film Festival. Organisers previously announced the September event would host the premiere of All the Wrong Reasons, a Canadian ensemble drama in which Monteith appears as a department store manager. Now McCanick, a US crime drama in […]

Venice Film Festival Announced

New films from Stephen Frears, Terry Gilliam and Jonathan Glazer will have their world premieres at this year’s Venice International Film Festival. In celebration of the 70th edition of the Venice Film Festival, the Biennale di Venezia has created the special project, Venezia 70-Future Reloaded.  70 movie directors from all over the world have been […]

Lesbian Drama Wins Cannes Prestigious Palme d’Or Award

*UPDATE* The Cannes Film Festival’s top award, the prestigious Palme d’Or, went to Abdellatif Kechiche’s lesbian romance “Blue Is the Warmest Color: The Life of Adele”.   Steven Spielberg,  who presided over the jury, took the unusual move of awarding the Palme not just to Kechiche, but also to the film’s two stars, Adele Exarchopoulos […]

Cannes: Robert Redford gets ovation for “All Is Lost”

Robert Redford has received a standing ovation for his performance in All Is Lost at the film’s Cannes premiere. The Oscar-winning actor and director, who portrays a sailor lost at sea, is the only actor in the largely speech-free production. It is the second movie from director JC Chandor, whose first feature Margin Call (2011) […]

Ryan Gosling Violence Film “Only God Forgives” Divides Cannes

Ryan Gosling‘s new film Only God Forgives has divided critics at the Cannes Film Festival with its extreme violence. There were walk-outs and boos at its screening earlier but it has still earned some glowing reviews. Gosling plays a drug smuggler in Bangkok who is compelled by his mother to avenge his brother’s death. Peter […]

Cannes Film Festival 2013

Cannes started off the 2013 season with heavy early rain but that did not put off some lengthy queues for the first screening of The Great Gatsby in 3D. As usual, there were the usual sighs and moans of discontent as the accredited press, segregated by the color of their passes – which meant some […]