Women in Film: Cannes Film Festival Criticized for ‘Disturbing’ Representation

Jessica Chastain, who served as a jury member during the festival this year, said during a press conference Sunday she was “disturbed” by the limited female perspective showcased in many of the films, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Chastain said film organizers continued to drop the ball by not including movies that provided more depth […]

Cannes Film Festival: The 21 Movies Up For the Palme d’Or Prize

Country: Spain Director: Pedro Almodovar Cast: Emma Suárez Julieta has just lost her husband and to make matters worse, her daughter, just turned 18, decides to run away from home. In racing around Madrid to find the tearaway teenager, she discovers she doesn’t know her daughter as well as she thinks she does.

Beyond ‘The Social Network’: Other Noteworthy Movies at the New York Film Festival

A number of this year’s Oscar contenders emerged out of last month’s Telluride, Venice, and Toronto film festivals, as they usually do. Danny Boyle’s kinetic outdoorsman-who-amputates-his-own-arm suspenser 127 Hours, Darren Aronofsky’s terror-at-the-ballet thriller Black Swan, and The King’s Speech, about King George VI overcoming a stammer, were among the films making big splashes—and Toronto also […]

Frances McDormand starrer Nomadland wins the Golden Lion at Venice film festival

That the 10-day Venice festival took place at all was something of a miracle, given that northern Italy in late February became ground zero for Europe’s coronavirus outbreak. The Cannes Film Festival was cancelled and other big international festivals in Toronto and New York opted to go mostly online.

Toronto Film Festival Lineup:

A good chunk of the 2012 Toronto Film Festival was just released, and your shiny new world-premiering movies are … Looper, the Joseph Gordon-Levitt time-travel assassin movie, which will open the festival; the Wachowskis’ Cloud Atlas; Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing; Ben Affleck’s Argo, also starring Bryan Cranston; Noah Baumbach’s Frances Ha, starring Greta […]

Nomadland takes first prize at scaled-down Venice Film Festival

From Marx to Greta: Highlights of the 2020 Venice Film Festival A German-Polish production in the run His hands seem to work wonders: In “Never Gonna Snow Again,” actor Alec Utgoff plays the role of Ukrainian migrant Zhenia, who works as a masseur for the Warsaw upper class and develops into a kind of guru […]

‘Nomadland’ takes first prize at scaled-down Venice Film Festival

From Marx to Greta: Highlights of the 2020 Venice Film Festival Italian infidelity drama opens the festival For the first time in more than a decade, an Italian film receives the honor of opening the Venice International Film Festival: The drama “Lacci” will be screened out of competition and depicts the story of a marriage […]

BFI London Film Festival To Screen ‘Soul’, ‘Nomadland’ At Hybrid 2020 Edition

A selection of screenings will take place at cinemas and others will take place in a virtual form for audiences across the UK. The films come from 40 countries. All screenings are geo-blocked to the UK, though festival talks will be available to experience for free around the world.

Kate Winslet and Mark Wahlberg aim for Oscars at unusual Toronto film festival

This year, major festivals have created a non-competitive alliance that has allowed them to collaborate and share their slates. That means the romantic drama Ammonite, which was originally scheduled for a Cannes premiere, will now have its first screening at Toronto. The film, directed by Francis Lee (God’s Own Country), tells the story of the […]

Venice Film Festival closes amid cheers for daring to open amid COVID-19 pandemic

Jones noted that the lineup of films lacked the usual Hollywood blockbusters — think “La La Land,” and “The Shape of Water” — that in recent years have used Venice as a springboard to Oscar fame. While the festival featured films from Iran, India, Australia and beyond, it was heavily European.