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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 09.14.2013 | Gay 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.