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Erica Abeel | Posted 12.21.2016 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

I, Daniel Blake, with its affirmation of human dignity, speaks to the economic moment with poignant accuracy and could scarcely be timelier. Crowned b...

Cannes Jury Greeted with (Some) Boos from Press

Karin Badt | Posted 05.22.2016 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Journalists tonight were surprised by the awards given out by the Cannes jury--a jury which included actors Kirsten Dunst, Vanessa Paradis and Donald ...

A Tale of Two Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal and Dev Patel in Dubai

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 12.19.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

I may sound like I'm gushing when I write that meeting the wise, striking Dev Patel and listening to a talk with the handsome, funny Jake Gyllenhaal were the highlights of this year's Dubai International Film Festival for me. And make no mistake, I am.

"Jimmy's Hall": The Long Haul

Michael Berkowitz | Posted 07.30.2016 | Entertainment
Michael Berkowitz

"Jimmy's Hall" is the type of movie that your parents, church, government, bosses and landlords warned you about. The film, nominated for the Cannes Film Festival's highest honor, the Palme d'Or, shows how standing up to the powers that be may not always be rewarding.

Movie Directors and Mount Rushmores: Eleven Country's Best Filmmakers

Jon Eig | Posted 07.17.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

The Mt. Rushmorification of social discourse is destroying any semblance of nuanced, sophisticated analysis. And I'm right there with it, doing what I can to continue the trend.

The Cannes Diaries: Ending on a High Note with Jimmy's Hall

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 07.24.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Cannes was full of unusual discussions and strange happenings.

The World's Remotest Film Festival: FiSahara Unveils 10th Edition Programme

Stefan Simanowitz | Posted 11.24.2013 | Arts
Stefan Simanowitz

The Oscar-winning actor Javier Bardem described the Sahara International Film Festival, which will take place in the Sahrawi refugee camps in the Sahara desert next month, as "nothing short of a miracle."

Breakfast With Screenwriter Paul Laverty: On Ken Loach's The Angels' Share and Margaret Thatcher

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.13.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Meeting Paul Laverty at the Nomad Hotel over a latte and chocolate croissant, I have to tell this lawyer turned writer in no uncertain terms that one of his collaborations with director Ken Loach, The Wind that Shakes the Barley, is on my list for best movie I wish never to see again.

Popcorn Preview: The Angels' Share

Leslie Sisman | Posted 05.19.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: The Angels' Share (2012) Cast includes: Paul Brannigan, John Henshaw (Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1974), Siobhan Reilly (Book of Blood),...

After 42 Years, Banned 'Save The Children' Documentary Premieres | Neil Smith | Posted 10.24.2011 | Impact

A 1969 documentary by Ken Loach, made for and later banned by Save the Children, has been shown to an audience of critics and colleagues in London. T...

Mighty Movie Podcast: Iciar Bollain and Paul Laverty on Even the Rain

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Columbus did not land in Bolivia. But a Spanish film crew has chosen that country to shoot their historic recreation of that event because, well, it's cheaper.

HuffPost Review: Even the Rain

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

We deal with crises in our everyday life - or what we think of as crises. But sometimes we need to be jarred out of the cocoon of our own lives to see...

HuffPost Review: Great Directors

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The title of the film Great Directors is exceptionally misleading, given that its real title should be People Whose Films I Like and Who Agreed to Be Interviewed By Me on Camera For This Movie.

Nice Girls Don't Stay for Breakfast: Robert Mitchum and Great Directors

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Bruce Weber's documentary-in-progress Nice Girls Don't Stay for Breakfast about actor Robert Mitchum shows the Hollywood tough guy of Westerns and noirs as a shy, modest, non-celebrity.

Cannes 2010 Day Ten and Eleven: Not So HaHaHa

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

There you are back in the US watching the Shrek franchise implode and shaking your head as MacGruber, the TENTH attempt in a row to spin off a decent ...

Cannes 2010 Preview Video: Stroll Down the Croisette!

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

2010-05-12-pullpic2.jpgRobin Hood debuts on Wednesday at Cannes, though in a rather deflating move, it's been screened for critics everywhere and already reviewed. But enough griping. The festival looks very promising.

Cannes Buzz: Which Film Will Win?

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

All charismatic, powerful men ruthlessly destroy other people's lives as they cheer on "Vincere!"

Ken Loach's "Looking for Eric" Premieres at Cannes: A "Crowd-Pleaser" with Eric Cantona

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

"No I don't believe in a God, I believe in the collectivity of people: that you are stronger as a group."