Monthly Archives: May 2012

Cannes 2012: Day 10 and 11

So it’s all over here at Cannes save for the awardin’. And actually even that has already begun: I’m just back from catching up with the winner of the top prize in the Directors’ Fortnight (which you’ll recall is technically …

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Cannes 2012: Day 9

Cannes Day 9 is the world premiere of ‘The Paperboy’ by Lee Daniels (‘Precious’). A reporter returns to his Florida hometown to investigate a case involving a death row inmate. Zac Efron, John Cusack, Matthew McConaughey, Nicole Kidman, and Scott …

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Cannes 2012: Day 8

This morning’s ON THE ROAD was like that. The queues were stupendous. And when we finally did get ushered into the Palais…it was just to be moved out the side door and into a separate theatre called the Salle du …

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Cannes 2012: Day 7

It’s not every day a film is completely trounced in Cannes but yesterday brought boos galore for Nicole Kidman’s The Paperboy. Co-starring Zac Efron and Matthew McConaughey, the thriller from Lee Daniels was bashed by critics although Efron fans will …

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Cannes 2012: Day 6

It’s not every night you rub shoulders with R-Patz so you could say Wednesday was a pretty good day in Cannes. The occasion? The premiere of On The Road, starring Kristen Stewart as a free-living lovely happy to bed hop …

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Cannes 2012: Day 5

Buzz is building for upcoming parties such as the gala for On The Road tomorrow – star Kristen Stewart will be in attendance amongst others. Then there’s one of the starriest bashes to hit Cannes each year: Thursday’s amfAR Cinema …

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Cannes 2012: Day 4

The big-ticket movie on day four was John Hillcoat’s Lawless, which features Shia Lebeouf and Tom Hardy as Prohibition-era bootleggers, and also stars Guy Pearce and Jessica Hastain. Lawless, both violent and sentimental, got mixed reviews with some all out …

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Cannes Diary 2012: Day 3

The third day of the Cannes International Film Festival 2012 ended with a big blow-out Hollywood premiere — Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted. The third installment in the billion-dollar grossing franchise showed out of competition. Early reviews have been tepid …

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Cannes Diary 2012: Day 2

The red carpet is serious business in Cannes. The two-minute walk from the Croisette to the entrance of the Palais des Festivals is one of the world’s most glamorous destinations. With a galaxy of A-list film talent, the Cannes red …

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Cannes Diary 2012: Day 1

The 65th International Cannes Film Festival got off to a glittering start on May 16th.  For the first time in many years, the opening film was also in competition.  Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom, a bitter-sweet tale about two 12-year-olds in …

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