No Spoilers At The 74th Annual Cannes Film Festival

It seems fitting that in a year when many were skeptical the Cannes Film Festival could even take place successfully that it should end with its competition jury president, filmmaker Spike Lee,  expediting the awards ceremony by erroneously announcing the…

Cannes Conquers COVID Challenge

They could have easily canceled this year’s event and nobody would have faulted them at all. Some may have even thanked them; seeing it as the sensible thing to do.  There are still those that wish they had. Instead, the organizers…

Cannes Film Festival Raises The Bar With 2021 Lineup

More than a year after the pandemic forced the cancellation of the the 73rd annual Cannes Film Festival in May of 2020, its programmers announced the official selections for the 2021 event. Earlier this year the festival abandoned its usual…

Top Five Least Marketable Movies In Cannes (Yet To Be Marketed)

“Least marketable movie” doesn’t necessarily mean “worst film.” Far from it: challenging features, whether they be chat-fests or thinly plotted spectacles, usually don’t lend themselves to Instagram-ready campaigns or Twitter-fueled debates. That said, sometimes a challenging film—from proven talents, and…

Top Five Most Marketable Movies In Cannes (Yet To Be Marketed)

Even before it started, the 72nd Cannes Film Festival had one of the most commercial line-ups in years. High-profile international auteurs always help—gracias, Pedro Almodóvar—as do a few American brand names like Quentin Tarantino and Jim Jarmusch. Throw in a…

Marketing Around the Land Mines of Spoilers

“Would you like to open the black box with me, madame?” says a mischievous young woman in Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite. Wait-a-minute – don’t tell me what happens next! Although I won’t see your movie unless you do. That’s the compelling…

Christopher Nolan Revisits “2001” at Cannes

It’s hard to believe that over the past two decades filmmaker Christopher Nolan has made 11 feature films yet has never once been to the Cannes Film Festival with a movie. That changes this year, as Nolan has made his…

Women Find Their Voice at Cannes Film Festival

Had it not been for Harvey Weinstein the biggest controversy at this year’s Cannes Film Festival might have been the red carpet selfie ban. “Thank you Harvey [Weinstein] and Kevin [Spacey]; you helped women find their voice,” declared director Kate…

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