cannes


No Awards for Tarantino's 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' At Cannes

No Awards for Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ At Cannes

As the Cannes International Film Festival draws to a close in 2019, prizes for top honors in the various categories of best directing, acting, screenplay and more across feature-length and short entrants were given out, and there was a surprising outcome. Quinten Tarantino‘s 9th film, Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood, was not awarded a single […]

Thandie Newton’s Star Wars Cannes Dress for ‘Solo’ Premiere Is Amazing

With film premieres comes red carpets and fancy dresses but Thandie Newton‘s Star Wars gown for the Cannes Film Festival premiere of Solo: A Star Wars Story is out of this world. Zoomed out, it looks like a silk print gown with reds, yellows, and blues.  In fact it’s Vivienne Westwood Couture, one of their “Absence of Rose” […]

Terry Gilliam during the 72th Venice Film Festival 2015 in Venice, Italy

UPDATE- Terry Gilliam Suffers Stroke, Amazon Pulls Distribution For ‘Quixote’

Monty Python member Terry Gilliam has reportedly suffered a stroke, but is currently at home after being released from the hospital.  The report comes from a French newspaper (which google translate hasn’t done the best job of). Filmmaker Gilliam has been waiting to complete his 20 year plus film odyssey The Man Who Killed Don Quixote for…..well, 20+ […]

Alex Winter, Keanu Reeves ARE Returning as Bill & Ted for 3rd Film

With Cannes Film Festival happening in France for the next two weeks, expect a wash of information to come in about upcoming films, picture deals, and news. One of the most nostalgically awesome (and long-rumored) tidbits happened this morning, with word coming that both Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves are indeed reprising their roles as Ted “Theodore” Logan and […]

‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ Sequel ‘The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard’ Happening

Remember how excited we all were when the team-up of Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson in The Hitman’s Bodyguard was announced? Just me? Okay, fine then, maybe you won’t care so much about this tidbit of information coming from Millennium Films at Cannes. The Hollywood Reporter says there are posters for The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard are up around the famous […]

After ‘Aladdin’- Guy Ritchie Returns to His Roots With ‘Toff Guys’

I honestly didn’t realize that Lock, Stock, And Two Smoking Barrels was 20 years old, but the Guy Ritchie heist film really holds up.  Saying this, I will stand by my theory that his live-action Aladdin remake for Disney will be at the very least entertaining if not outright awesome. There’s been some question as to what the […]

netflix

Netflix Almost Bought Landmark Theaters, Report Says

According to a recent report, Netflix almost purchased the Landmark Theaters chain in order to (theoretically) screen their original content and (possibly) get around some film festival and award show rules about digital content being included. The report in question is from the Los Angeles Times, claiming a source informed them the deal didn’t happen […]


netflix

Netflix Says Au Revoir to Cannes Film Festival Following Rule Change

Streaming service and studio giant Netflix has said “au revoir” to Cannes Film Festival following a rule change the famed cinematic event announced in 2017. Specifically, films without theatrical releases in France are banned from being included in competition at the festival. The rule was bent in 2017 for Netflix’s films Ojka and The Meyerowitz Stories, even […]

‘Amour’ Director Michael Haneke Developing Futuristic Drama Series

Amour‘s Michael Haneke is taking his turn at television, with the Oscar and Palme d’Or-winning director and screenwriter teaming with Fremantle Media’s UFA Fiction on the futuristic drama Kelvin’s Book. The ten-part, English language series is executive produced by Nico Hofmann and Benjamin Benedict. For his part, Haneke felt the time was right to find another avenue […]

Clint Eastwood, Still Unforgiven?

Clint Eastwood was at Cannes this weekend to help present the restored edition of Unforgiven on that film’s 25th anniversary. He was interviewed for an hour-long ‘master class’ on film while he was there, which has been widely quoted for the ‘politically correct’ commentary as he was talking about Dirty Harry. Despite an impressive list […]


Cannes Film Festival Security Evacuates Screening On Discovery Of Suspicious Package

During Saturday’s scheduled press screening of the competition film Redoubtable from director-director Michael Hazanavicius, security was alerted to what’s being described as a “suspicious package”. With the festival already on a generally high alert event staff used an abundance of caution and evacuated the building with people being directed to move “way” back. Evacuaron en […]


Cannes Wants To Stay Relevant; Competition Films Must Have A French Theatrical Release

Film Festivals play an interesting role in the movie scene these days. While an “independent movie” used to mean a movie that wasn’t part of the major studio system, now those same major studios tend to have “indie” divisions to pick up the offbeat award movies of the festival circuit. However, the independent section of cinema […]

Cannes Jury Announced – Welcome To Miami

The 2017 Cannes Jury has been announced and it has both words and letters in it that mention the names of people. Being an esteemed executive producer that has taken a short film to said festival, I thought it best that this news come from me. Here’s the Cannes announcement: Under the presidency of the Spanish […]


Fourth And Final Cannes Dispatch – Looking Back At The Best Of The Fest

Craig Skinner writes for Bleeding Cool. On Saturday 24th May, the 2014 Cannes Film Festival came to a close, for the most part, with the announcement of the competition awards. The final weekend of the festival is a wonderful opportunity to catch up on films – the festival re-screens a great many films over the […]