Mommy

Xavier Dolan writes and directs Mommy this foreign film with sub titles. At 25 years old, writer/director Xavier Dolan has already made his 5th feature film with his newest movie Mommy, a story about a working class mother struggling to raise her violent, ADHD son. Starring Anne Dorval, Antoine Olivier Pilon and Suzanne Clement, the […]

The Search

The Search is directed by Michael Hazanavicius and depicts the horror and inhuman violence in the second Chechen War in 1999. This is a remake of Fred Zinnemann’s 1948 wartime melodrama. The movie takes us through the story of four lives that are somehow connected and brought together by a twist of fate. It’s strangely […]

Timbaktu

I went to see this movie because it was in competition but I had no idea what this movie was about – no idea of the story, where it came from what it was about until now that I’ve seen it. And I still don’t really have a clear idea exactly what I saw. There […]

Saint Laurent

This is a YSL bio pic and Pierre Niney starres as the legendary fashion designer who goes from a teenager designing dresses in his house in Algeria to becoming the creative director of Dior and branching out to starting his own multi million dollar label. Along the way he falls in love with his business […]

Captives – Ryan Reynolds

The Captives is a kidnapping thriller starring Ryan Reynolds – I was a little hesitant taking into consideration the last few movies Reynolds starred in but I should have had a bit more faith especially with Adam Egoyan as the director – he paints an intriguing and beautiful spectacle up on the screen. The Captives […]

Mr Turner

Director Mike Leigh shows the last 25yers of J.M.W Turners life. He was a famous painter of Maritime and landscapes scenes and was one of the early practitioners of what would later be called impressionism – at the time nobody really new what it was. The movie doesn’t really cover this well at all even […]

Cannes Film Festival 2012 Winners

Yay – Prix du Jury has gone to Ken Loach’s funny, heartwarming ANGEL’S SHARE! Will update as they’re announced! Just refresh the page. Beyond the Hill…the writer-director has just won an award, but I’m not sure what for…it’s all in French! Carlos Reygadas…hmmm, again not sure what for…even when people are speaking in English the […]

Day 12 – The Final Countdown…

The atmosphere at the Palais right now is insane! It’s pouring with rain, but out on the red carpet, you’d think it was raining movie stars. Such an influx. Crowds are going crazy right now for France’s own Oscar-winner Jean du Jardin. They’re all gathering to watch the closing film…and then discover who has won […]

Day 11 – Come to Cannes!

You have to come to Cannes to truly appreciate it. Just returned from sipping cocktails on the Carlton Terrace where celebrities float in and out of the grandest hotel on the Croisette…whilst the music’s thumping at the beach parties on the other side of the road, the night lit up by purple fluorescent lights and […]

Day 10 – Robert Pattinson, Kanye, Kylie and du Cap

I’m exhausted. Had  COSMOPOLIS for breakfast, Kanye West’s CRUEL SUMMER for lunch…and RENOIR for dinner. And in between all of that managed to have a couple of Kir Royals on the Eden Roc terrace, with a dressed-down (but still gorgeous) Kylie Minogue sitting at the next table. (She’s here for “Holy Motors”.) Eden Roc is […]