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Cannes 2011

French Director Bruno Dumont on Outside Satan: "No God but Cinema"

Karin Badt | Posted 01.21.2012 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

It is not an easy film to understand, nor does one ever grasp the complete story, if there is one. But it is remarkably hypnotizing and rests in one's visual memory for a long time afterwards.

To Cannes With Love,

Peggy Siegal | Posted 09.07.2011 | Entertainment
Peggy Siegal

I have seen 14 movies that expand the imagination, mirror our society and convince us that cinema is the very best reason to visit Cannes. Twelve days of four of hours sleep a night leaves me in a state of total cinematic euphoria and social exhaustion.

Live From Cannes: The Future According To Eric Schmidt

Dylan Byers | Posted 08.23.2011 | Technology
Dylan Byers

Google chairman talks of the next trillion-dollar industry.

The Future According To Eric Schmidt

Adweek | Posted 08.23.2011 | Home

On stage Wednesday at Cannes Lions, Eric Schmidt seemed like the kind of man--perhaps the only man, other than Steve Jobs--who could effortlessly conv...

Cannes IAF: Top Winners In Film Since 2000

Posted 10.18.2013 | Entertainment

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity is taking place this week, celebrating the best and brightest minds of the advertising industry ...

A Conversation with "Nazi" Lars Von Trier About Melancholia

Karin Badt | Posted 07.26.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Although he has perhaps destroyed his future at Cannes, Lars Von Trier's Melancholia is one of his best films. Von Trier exposes his inner wounds with wild imagination, and this is why he earns respect, despite his notorious provocative personality.

Don't Wait to See Tree of Life -- It May Be Too Good to Stick Around

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 07.24.2011 | Entertainment
Jesse Kornbluth

Why, a week after seeing it, am I still haunted by this movie? Why do the images float through my dreams? Why can't I look at our daughter without thinking of the children in Malick's film?

Dardenne Film Kid With a Bike Shares Grand Prize at Cannes: "The Best Solution," says Robert De Niro

Karin Badt | Posted 07.24.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

The Dardenne brothers are an institution at Cannes: they have had several films in the competition in the last fifteen years, and have won the Palme d'Or twice: "We have a love story with Cannes."

Jean Dujardin Wins Best Actor Award at Cannes

Karin Badt | Posted 07.24.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Jean Dujardin does a memorable job in rendering emotion, his face either full of pride or despair. The other forte of this little gem is that its form never stops astonishing you.

Cannes 2011: Julia Leigh's Sleeping Beauty: Female Sexual Perversity Under the Spotlight

Karin Badt | Posted 07.23.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

We were treated to two brothel films in the Cannes competition this year. Whether you understand it or not, Sleeping Beauty is a movie that gets under your skin.

Cannes 2011: Director Takashi Miike Speaks About Samurai Ritual Suicide

Karin Badt | Posted 07.22.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Takashi Miike's new film Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai -- in three D -- starts with an intriguing (although unbearably long) ritual scene of hara kiri...

Cannes 2011 Finale: Malick's Tree Of Life Triumphs With Top Prize

Michael Giltz | Posted 07.22.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Ultimately, I judge a festival by the number of good movies I saw. This year I saw 40 movies and one out of every four was good or great. Who can ask for anything more?

A Conversation With Nicolas Winding Refn and Ryan Gosling About Drive: A Modern Fairytale at Cannes

Karin Badt | Posted 07.21.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Gosling came to the table, lanky in a striped tank top, surprising me with his boyish and open manner, so different from the character he plays in the film.

Cannes 2011: Hot French Pop Star Benjamin Biolay Stars in "Bachelor Days Are Over"

Karin Badt | Posted 07.20.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

First-time director Katia Lewkowicz wrote her film for him: Benjamin Biolay, one of the most popular contemporary singers in France. "He's captivat...

Kaurismaki's Le Havre May Win Cannes Prize

Karin Badt | Posted 07.20.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Being with this director is like being with one of his films: a lot of pointed silence, interjected with unexpectedly whimsical funny lines.

Cannes 2011: Sean Penn's Weirdly Wonderful New Performance

Michael Giltz | Posted 07.20.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

This movie sounded like a train wreck: an aging rocker goes on a quest to hunt down the Nazi that tormented his father in Auschwitz. Out of this unpromising description comes one of the most eccentric performances of Penn's career.

Roger Corman Shares Success Stories About Young Francis Ford Coppola, Ron Howard and Jack Nicholson in Cannes Masterclass

Karin Badt | Posted 07.19.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Roger Corman is a mythic hero in the movie business for his indisputable achievements and generosity. Yesterday his generosity continued: at age 85, he gave a Master Class to young would-be American filmmakers on how to be a success.

Cecile De France on Clint Eastwood and the Dardenne Brothers

Karin Badt | Posted 07.18.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

"I need three criteria to make a film," de France said with a full smile. "To like the character, to work with great directors, and to love the story. When Dardenne or Eastwood call you, of course you say yes."

Cannes 2011: Rising Star Jessica Chastain Plays "Grace" in Malick's Tree of Life

Karin Badt | Posted 07.16.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Chastain, the winsome, fresh-spirited redhead who plays in two films at Cannes this year, is said to be the new rising star on the film scene.

Cannes 2011: The Four Star Review -- Terrence Malick's The Tree Of Life

Michael Giltz | Posted 07.16.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

This film is brilliant. Let's get that out of the way. That's not to say it isn't polarizing, as it looks certain to be the most hotly debated film of the festival.

WATCH: Diana Documentary 'Unlawful Killing' Premieres At Cannes

AP/The Huffington Post | By JILL LAWLESS | Posted 07.15.2011 | Arts

CANNES, France -- According to a provocative new documentary at the Cannes Film Festival, Britain's royals are racist "gangsters in tiaras" and Prince...

Cannes 2011: 3-D Sex From Hong Kong

Karin Badt | Posted 07.15.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

While artsy auteur films are the trademark of Cannes, some movies here have a less than lofty goal: to make money. The new Hong Kong 3-D erotic movie, 3D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy, is a case in point

Speculation, Survival & Shepard: Highlights This Week

Posted 07.13.2011 | Arts

It's been quite a week in arts news: a series of contemporary art auctions at Christie's, Sotheby's and Philips de Pury proved the art market is far f...

Cannes 2011 Day Two: Angry Kids, Dying Kids and Kids in Danger!

Michael Giltz | Posted 11.15.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

No film has broken out with huge buzz, but everyone seems to want to cut them slack. Critics see so many movies they are always desperately hungry for something even remotely good and entertaining.

Top 5 Films At Cannes 2011

Posted 07.12.2011 | Arts

Right now all eyes are on the French Riviera. The 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival rolled out its red carpet and opened on May 11th with Woody Allen's...