Cannes 2014 Awards

Another Cannes is over, and the awards have gone, it seems, to a very interesting selection of films. Let’s dig in. In Competition: Palme d’Or –¬†Winter Sleep Good. Nuri Bilge Ceylan won the Grand Prix three years ago for an incredible film, and this sounds equally intriguing. I’ll be seeing this, and since it won,…

Top 10 Watch: MR. TURNER Trailer

Although I’ve only seen one of Mike Leigh’s films, that film (Topsy-Turvy) is one of my very favorites. Here he seems to be returning to the form of that film, making another epic-length biopic of a major figure in 19th-century British culture, in this case the painter J.M.W. Turner.

Cannes 2014 Lineup

This morning, the lineup for the 2014 Cannes festival was announced, and there’s certainly some goodies on the list. I’m not sure what’ll walk away with the top prize–I’m not as devoted a student of the Cannes awards as I am of the Oscars–but I’ll make a few guesses as we go along. Let’s see…