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Angels and No Regrets: Gabriel Yared Wins a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Dubai Film Festival

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 12.10.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

You know that feeling you get when your favorite song comes on the radio, and you're driving down a quiet road with no one around? Yes, that emotion t...

An Overview of the Cannes Film Festival: The Best and the Worst

Karin Badt | Posted 05.31.2016 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

The food at Cannes was disappointing this year. It's usually one of the highlights: the fresh Mediterranean salads and gala grilled fish, a reprieve...

Cannes Jury Greeted with (Some) Boos from Press

Karin Badt | Posted 05.23.2017 | 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 ...

Here's How Filmmaker Xavier Dolan Plans To Fix Film's Diversity Problem

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 08.17.2015 | Entertainment

At 26 years old, Xavier Dolan has already made five films -- his third of which won the Queer Palm at Cannes and his fifth of which shared the Jury Pr...

Xavier Dolan Is On The Run In Exclusive Clip From Thriller 'Tom At The Farm'

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 08.11.2015 | Entertainment

French-Canadian filmmaker Xavier Dolan is back in front of the camera in his latest film, "Tom at the Farm." The psychological thriller marks the firs...

Growing Up Is Hard to Do

Fandor | Posted 06.24.2016 | Entertainment

Testing the definitive outlines of storytelling while exploiting the spectral potential of cinema, a few recent movies about childhood achieve an illuminating balance.

Mommy's Boy: Xavier Dolan Explains Why Women Are Like Gay Men

Brandon Judell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brandon Judell

Now, with Mommy, the easy-on-the-eyes filmmaker has been catapulted in to the top ranks of world directors -- up there with Almodovar, François Ozon and Paul Thomas Anderson.

Erin Whitney

This Is Why Everyone Is Talking About 'Mommy' Director Xavier Dolan | Erin Whitney | Posted 01.22.2015 | Entertainment

Xavier Dolan may be 25 years old, but the French-Canadian filmmaker already shares two things with cinema legend Jean-Luc Godard: the 2014 Cannes' Jur...

Why This Queer Filmmaker Takes Issue With Labeling Films As 'Gay'

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 01.14.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Director Xavier Dolan sat down with HuffPost Live’s Ricky Camilleri and discussed the tendency to label films that feature gay characters as gay fil...

Xavier Dolan's Mommy: Exuberant Film Shares Jury Prize at Cannes

Karin Badt | Posted 08.01.2014 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

His film is a compassionate testimony to the unconventional "misfit" family, and the joy that love can bring, no matter what the situation.

Everything You Need To Know About The Cannes 2014 Winners

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 05.24.2014 | Entertainment

The 67th annual Cannes Film Festival came to a close on Saturday, May 24. The awards were finally handed out and while some wins were expected, others...

Laurence Anyways: Xavier Dolan's Romantic Masterpiece

Noah Tsika | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Noah Tsika

Directed by Québec's then-22-year-old Dolan (now 24), the sweeping romantic epic looks at the decade-long love affair between a trans woman and her female-identified, ever-passionate partner.

'Our Generation Can Take This': An Interview With Xavier Dolan, and the Actors of Laurence Anyways

Brian Formo | Posted 08.28.2013 | Entertainment
Brian Formo

Laurence Anyways is an epic love story that chronicles a decade between the moment when Laurence (Melvil Poupaud) tells his girlfriend of two years, Fred (Suzanne Clement) that he wants to become a woman and still be together.

AFI Review: Xavier Dolan's Laurence Anyways

Brian Formo | Posted 11.07.2012 | Los Angeles
Brian Formo

Laurence Anyways is not a megaphone-shouting totem for a gender revolution. It is decidedly a very real human drama that takes time with conversations, reactions, declarations and outbursts.

Films in Review: Two of the Next Generation for Francophiles

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

Youth and tradition won another round in Heartbeats, the latest film by French-Canadian wunderkind Xavier Dolan. He tells a tale of Montrealer 20-somethings and their fractured threesome.

Heartbeats and the Rise of Xavier Dolan

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Sometimes a director's work is so esoteric, it's not likely to appeal to the mainstream. In Dolan's case it's a curious case of missed opportunities. Audiences just need the chance to see his work, and that's finally happening with Heartbeats.

HuffPost Review: Heartbeats

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I don't have a lot to say about Xavier Dolan's Heartbeats because the impression this slight, aimless film left on me was so negligible.

Xavier Dolan: The New Woody Allen, Only Younger, Cuter and Gay

Lisa Kirchner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lisa Kirchner

Xavier Dolan probably wouldn't like being contrasted with Woody Allen with regards to his sexual preference, not because he's in the closet but becaus...

Toronto Film Fest Wrapup: The Reviews, the Stories, the Glamour, the End!

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Cannes is the mother of all film festivals, but for friendliness, ease of access, and a broad selection of interesting movies, Toronto is right up there in importance.

Cannes 2010 Day Four and Five: Mike Leigh's New Gem and Inside Job Rocks The Fest

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

For director Mike Leigh, a truly inspired film is often followed by a smaller, less ambitious one, a sort of throat-clearing before the next big effort.

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.