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10 Best Films of 2019 … So Far

As it’s officially June, here’s our midpoint rundown of the year’s best films so far. Films big and small have caught our attention to date, and we’ve purposefully left off movies we’ve seen at last year’s festivals, in order to give fresher titles a fairer hearing. As this is just a taking of the temperature, […]

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The 10 Best Movies From Cannes 2018

The 71st edition of “Festival de Cannes” will go down as a truly vintage year. Cannes 2018 offered a wide variety of exciting and high-quality world cinema, so much that it bordered on an embarrassment of riches. Many of the big-name movie stars and directors stayed away from the Croisette, but in return we got […]

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The 10 Best Movies from Cannes 2017

Celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2017, the “Festival de Cannes” is the biggest and best movie event on the calendar. It’s an apex movie festival—it has no competitors. Nothing beats Cannes. A tantalizing lineup promised a lot and there was a consistent quality across the board in an official selection featuring heavy-hitters such as Michael […]

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The Ten Best Films From Cannes 2016

The incomparable “Festival de Cannes” is done for another year. And what a year it’s been. The Official Selection was extraordinary, with legendary filmmakers and their latest works turning up on the Croisette. The jury was headed by “Mad Max” helmer, Dr. George Miller. The mild-mannered Aussie director and his selected jurors (including Mads Mikkelsen, […]

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10 Social Good Projects That Are Changing the World (Via Horyou)

Horyou is a networking outlet spreading the message of social goodness across the Internet. During the 2015 Festival de Cannes, the organisation created the “Horyou Village” in the grounds of the Grand Hotel on the Croisette. Over the course of the film festival, which runs every May for 12 days, Horyou brought together a wealth […]

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The Ten Best Movies From Cannes 2015

For two weeks every year in May, all eyes in the media world are firmly on a seaside town in the south of France. The Festival de Cannes is the largest showcase for new movies in the world, and its status as the best in its field is unparalleled by any other festival on the […]

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Postcard from Cannes Days—7, 8 and 9

There is something special about seeing a film in the Grand Theatre Lumiere. Its upper balcony is positively vertiginous and yet the screen still looks huge. This was my first experience in the place as I sat down in my seat—feeling like I could fall to my death—to see Steven Soderbergh’s “Behind the Candelabra.” Ryan […]

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Postcard from Cannes—Day 5 and 6

I’m in complete agreement with critic and filmmaker Mark Cousins, who said during his intro to “The Story of Children and Film,” on Friday 17th, that the “Cannes Classics” section is just as important as the “Official Selection” and other strands of the festival. For we should celebrate cinema’s rich past as much as the […]

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Postcard from Cannes—Day 3 and 4

The Croisette has been rocked by a major heist of Chopard jewellery on the same day Sofia Coppola debuted “The Bling Ring” (Thursday 16th). The crooks timed their brazen act of theft with tongue-in-cheek Ă©lan. Perhaps they are satirists? Either way, this outrageous episode is the talk of the town. If you thought that exciting […]

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Postcards from Cannes—Day 1 and 2

The rain, the pouring rain, when will it stop? The world famous Croisette has seen a deluge of wandering bodies and torrential downpours. This is not the image of a permanently sunny Cannes one has imagined. I’m told the Mediterranean is out yonder, somewhere beyond the mist and drizzle. Alas, many of the gathered folk […]