| May 20, 2013
| 7:18 AM
CANNES, France — Whatever its commercial fortunes when it opens in the U.S. this December, "Inside Llewyn Davis" already has won the acclaim sought so ardently by the fictional folk singer of its title, the latest charismatic loser in a long,...
| May 20, 2013
| 9:46 AM
With its glitzy opening night premiere at the Cannes Film Festival last week, "The Great Gatsby" arrived overseas with a splash. Or at least that's what Warner Bros. was hoping for as the movie played for the festival crowd days before it debuted in...
| Mar 29, 2013
As a world-class director of films about backward-talking dwarves, pornography and murder, David Lynch isn't surprised when people ask him why he's an avid practitioner of Transcendental Meditation.
If anything, it's because the filmmaker gets asked...
| Feb 9, 2013
| 11:06 AM
Billy Wilder was a lover of words, and a writer above all else. He said many times in interviews that his move into the director's chair was simply to protect his scripts. Wilder cared deeply about the language, rhythm and timing he spent months...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 8:53 AM
"The Sapphires," which opens Friday, is the crowd-pleasing, based-on-actual-people story of four young Aboriginal women who team up with a male Irish manager and perform for American troops in Vietnam, so it's covering its bases internationally.
| Mar 12, 2013
| 9:23 AM
It's only fitting: F. Scott Fitzgerald lived in the south of France, and now his most famous character, Gatsby, is heading there.
Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of "The Great Gatsby" will open the Cannes Film Festival on May 15, festival organizers announced...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 12:30 AM
The Cannes Film Festival's official Twitter feed has announced that Steven Spielberg will head the jury for the 2013 edition of the festival. Spielberg's "The Sugarland Express" won best screenplay at the 1974 Cannes festival. Jane Campion will head the...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 10:14 AM
In "Certified Copy," from Iranian writer-director Abbas Kiarostami, a relationship blossoms and then fades under the Tuscan sun, though the story keeps changing its rules of engagement. The couple at the center, we presume, are strangers getting to know...
| Mar 7, 2013
"No" is a terrific film, and word got out very quickly at last year's Cannes Film Festival, where the Chilean docudrama deservedly made a lot of noise even though it played outside the main competition categories. No less than "Argo," "Lincoln" and...
| Mar 21, 2013
An eternal fountain of adolescence, Jack Kerouac's "On the Road" went through many permutations between its point of origin, 1948, and its point of notorious, divisive publication, 1957. The best description of it came from Kerouac himself, in a journal...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Hollywood's creative community is trying to figure out the following anomaly: While distributors of entertainment are carving out an ever bigger slice of the revenue pie, the creators of entertainment have an ever shrinking one.
If you're skeptical about...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 2:25 PM
Wake in Fright
Directed by Ted Kotcheff. Showing Jan. 27 – 29 at Cinestudio, 300 Summit St., Hartford, (860) 297-2463, cinestudio.org
A lager-soaked nightmare under the searing outback sun, the 1971 Australian thriller Wake in Fright...