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Grace of Monaco – Review

Grace of Monaco – Review

Director: Olivier Dahan - Starring: Nicole Kidman, Tim Roth, Frank Langella, Milo Ventimiglia, Parker Posey, Paz Vega, Derek Jacobi, Robert Lindsay, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, André Penvern ...

Jimmy’s Hall – Review

Jimmy’s Hall – Review

Director: Ken Loach - Starring: Barry Ward, Simone Kirby, Jim Norton, Andrew Scott, Brían F O'Byrne, Aisling Franciosi...

Cannes you get the message from film?

Cannes you get the message from film?

Some people call it the film industry, others refer to it as the entertainment business but these terms could be said better to describe the film market at Cannes, than the festival. The likes of Sex Tape, The Expendables 3, and the latest Hunger Games and Transformers films are certain to do a lot ...

Brit Timothy Spall among Cannes winners

Brit Timothy Spall among Cannes winners

With two British films among the eighteen in the official competition in Cannes, the chances of an award were high and Timothy Spall was named the best actor of the festival, as he grunted his way through Mike Leigh’s sumptuous biopic of the nineteenth century painter JMW Turner. He’d be...

Overlapping Dark Themes at the Cannes Film Festival

Overlapping Dark Themes at the Cannes Film Festival

Following a limping opening with the controversial biopic “Grace of Monaco,” that was panned by the critics, condemned by the royal family of Monaco, and avoided by its American distributor Harvey Weinstein who was glaringly absent from the red carpet, the 67th Cannes Film Festival picked up ste...

There’s more to Cannes than glitz

There’s more to Cannes than glitz

With many of the biggest names in the world of film descending on Cannes to be photographed on the red carpet at the festival screenings and to press the flesh at the subsequent parties, you could be excused for thinking the annual gathering every May is more about style than substance. But with onl...

Carell wrestles with drama in Cannes contender Foxcatcher

Carell wrestles with drama in Cannes contender Foxcatcher

In Knocked Up, Kathryn Heigl’s character is commended for the rare achievement of managing to make Steve Carell look like an ass-hole. Capote and Moneyball director Bennett Miller manages to make him look a whole lot worse than an ass-hole, in Foxcatcher, his Palme d’Or-nominated third...

BFI’s pride at best of British in Cannes

BFI’s pride at best of British in Cannes

BFI staff posing in “Pits and Perverts” T-shirts to promote Pride, closing the Directors Fortnight at Cannes 2014 On Monday over lunch, the head of the BFI Film Find, Ben Roberts, proudly boasted to a group of British reviewers about the work the organisation has been doing over the past...

Loach and Leigh to go head to head in Cannes

Loach and Leigh to go head to head in Cannes

Two British directors will be up against each other for the prestigious Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Both Cannes veterans – indeed Palme d’Or winners – this will be Ken Loach’s eighteenth time screening a film at the festival. Indeed, despite it...

Grace to open Cannes 2014

Grace to open Cannes 2014

Olivier Dahan’s biopic of Grace Kelly, Grace of Monaco, has been picked to open the 67th Cannes Film Festival. Monaco’s Royal Family has questioned the historical accuracy of the film, which stars Nicole Kidman in the title role. Earlier, eyebrows were raised in the industry when The We...

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