Monthly Archives: May 2012

Cannes Movie Review: KILLING THEM SOFTLY

Written and Directed by: Andrew Dominik Starring: Brad Pitt, James Gandolfini, Richard Jenkins, Ray Liotta  In 2008, the American economy is so bad that even hit men have to take a hit … financially, that is. Perhaps they’d better spend … Continue reading

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Cannes Movie Review: COSMOPOLIS

Robert Pattinson in “Cosmopolis” Written and Directed by: David Cronenberg Starring: Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, Paul Giamatti With robotic rhythms and dialogue that seems more fit for a didactic stage play than a film, we have to wonder what compelled … Continue reading

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Cannes Movie Review: ON THE ROAD

Release date: May 25, 2012 (Cannes) Directed by: Walter Salles; Written by: Jose Rivera Starring: Garrett Hedlund, Sam Riley, Kristen Stewart Derogatory dismissals of prosaic visual experiences have been around since, well, someone was bored to tears. We’ve heard such … Continue reading

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Cannes Movie Review: RUST AND BONE

Release date: May 17, 2012 (Cannes) Directed by: Jacques Audiard; Screenplay by: Jacques Audiard and Thomas Bidegain Starring: Marion Cotillard, Matthias Schoenaerts Do not let the synopsis of Rust and Bone deter you. This is not some horrific Jaws-ian depiction of a woman being ripped … Continue reading

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Cannes Movie Review: AMOUR (LOVE)

Release date: May 20, 2012 (Cannes) Written and Directed by: Michael Haneke Cast: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert, Alexandre Tharaud Running Time: 92 minutes A couple holds each other tight, shuffling and swaying together as they effect an inelegant … Continue reading

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Cannes Movie Review: BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD

Release date: May 18, 2012 (Cannes); scheduled for U.S. release: June, 2012 Directed by: Benh Zeitlin Screenplay by: Lucy Alibar, Benh Zeitlin Cast: Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 92 minutes Having garnered the top Grand Jury prize … Continue reading

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Cannes Movie Review: LAWLESS

Release date: May 19, 2012 (Cannes); scheduled for U.S. release: August, 2012 Directed by: John Hillcoat Screenplay by: Nick Cave Based on the novel “The Wettest County in the World” by: Matt Bondurant Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, … Continue reading

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Cannes Movie Review: MOONRISE KINGDOM

Release date: May 16, 2012 (Cannes); May 25, 2012 (U.S.) Directed by: Wes Anderson Screenplay by: Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola Cast: Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, Bob Balaban; introducing Jared Gilman and … Continue reading

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Interview from Cannes: Wes Anderson on MOONRISE KINGDOM

Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom was not only chosen as the opening night selection for Cannes 2012, but earned a slot in the festival’s main competition. (A rare honor indeed; the last time this double bonus occurred was at the 2008 festival, with Fernando … Continue reading

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Movie Review: MANSOME

Release date: May 18, 2012 Directed by: Morgan Spurlock Screenplay by: Jeremy Chilnick, Morgan Spurlock Featuring: Morgan Spurlock, Zach Galifianakis, Will Arnett, Paul Rudd, Jason Bateman, Adam Carolla, Judd Apatow Rating: not rated Running Time: 84 minutes Mansome is a … Continue reading

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