Archives for April 2012


Take this Waltz (TRAILER)

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Queer Palm: IT’S HERE

L.G.B.T. community to give its own nods in now-established tradition

Every major film festival ought to have its own L.G.B.T. awards to be in step with the times. Berlin has had the Teddy Awards since 1987 and the Queer Lion of Venice was launched in 2007. Created in 2010, the Queer Palm recognizes a film selected from any of the various selections of the Cannes Festival (the Official selection, Directors' Fortnight, Critics' Week and ACID [a selection by ... more >


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Five-Year Engagement

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“The Five-Year Engagement”-REVIEW

Jason Segel and Emily Blunt share a loose, playful chemistry
Jason Segel, Emily Blunt and Chris Pratt
Directed by Nicholas Stoller

When Nicholas Stoller and Jason Segel introduced "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" in 2008 it represented the low point for the Apatow factory, during the phase when it produced any old comedy premise that could fit on the back of a bank receipt. The filmmakers probably didn’t go in thinking, “we’re going to make a stalker fantasy laughfest,” but that’s what came out the other side. That’s why it’s ... more >

Caroline & Jackie (INTERVIEW)

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CANNES JURY ANNOUNCED | Jean-Paul Gaultier is on the guest list

"When a person is in fashion, all they do is right" (Lord Chesterfield)

Who will decide the fate of this year's crop of movies in Cannes, under the supervision of our favorite friendly agitator Nanni Moretti? Some French actresses, a British filmmaker woman, an American director and, (a first) a fashion-designer--Jean-Paul Gaultier. Hiam Abbas (Palestinian director and actress, you might have seen her in "Lemon Tree," available for streaming online), Andrea Arnold ... more >