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Cannes Film Fest 2016: I, Daniel Blake, Ken Loach’s Most Accessible Social Issue Melodrama

I, Daniel Blake is not only one of Loach’s finest features but also one that is his most accessible, largely due to the humanist vision, and also reliance on the conventions of emotional melodrama, much more so than in his previous, much harsher pictures.

Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice–Producer Charles Roven No Longer Working on DC Comics Movies

Charles Roven, the vet producer who has worked on every DC Comics movie at Warner since 2005’s Batman Begins, is no longer producing certain DC movies.

Oscar Actors: Watts, Naomi (21 Grams, The Impossible)

NAOMI WATTS was honored with a second Best Actress Oscar nomination for her performance in Juan Antonio Bayona’s THE IMPOSSIBLE, starring alongside Ewan McGregor. For her role as a courageous wife and mother struggling to survive the aftermath of a tsunami, she also earned Best Actress nominations from the HFPA for a Golden Globe Award, […]

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IT’S ONLY THE END OF THE WORLD – Trailer

Written and directed by Xavier Dolan. Starring Marion Cotillard, Vincent Cassel, and Nathalie Baye. The film premiered at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.

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Cannes Film Fest 2016: Toni Erdmann–Interview with Director Maren Ade

All my films are partly autobiographical in the sense that I take something I know as a point of departure. When it comes to the subject of family, it was interesting to see how little I was able to escape my own family while writing

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Cannes Film Fest 2016: It’s Only the End of the World, Xavier Dolan’s Family Melodrama, Starring Nathalie Baye, Marion Cottilard, Vincent Cassel

Though the theatrical roots are more than visible, what elevates this work above the level of a screeching melodrama is its A-list cast, which includes Nathalie Baye, Vincent Cassel, Marion Cotillard, Léa Seydoux and Gaspard Ulliel

Reviews

Cannes Film Fest 2016: One of the Very Best in Over a Decade

Don’t listen to the naysayers: the 2016 edition of the Cannes Film Festival was a very good one, the best (if memory serves) since 2001.

Cannes Film Fest 2016: I, Daniel Blake, Ken Loach’s Most Accessible Social Issue Melodrama

I, Daniel Blake is not only one of Loach’s finest features but also one that is his most accessible, largely due to the humanist vision, and also reliance on the conventions of emotional melodrama, much more so than in his previous, much harsher pictures.

Cannes Film Fest 2016: The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki, Finnish Boxing Biopic, Wins Top Award of Certain Regard

The Finnish boxing biopic, The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki, scored big in this year’s Un Certain Regard competition at the Cannes Film Fest, winning the top prize from the jury headed by Swiss actress Marthe Keller.

Cannes Film Fest 2016: I, Daniel Blake, Ken Loach’s Most Accessible Social Issue Melodrama

It’s therefore a pleasure to report that his latest, I, Daniel Blake, is not only one of Loach’s finest features but also one that is his most accessible, largely due to the humanist vision on display, and also reliance on the conventions of melodrama, much more so than in his previous, equally good but much harsher pictures.