Archive for May, 2012

Indie Roundup: ‘Intouchables’ and ‘Polisse’

With eyes of the movie world turned toward the Cannes Film Festival, a pair of notable French flicks is opening in limited release stateside, “The Intouchables” and “Polisse.”

“The Intouchables” was a juggernaut in Europe, raking in over $281 million at the box office to become the highest-grossing non-English language movie. And it’s easy to see why. The slickly produced crowd pleaser appears more akin to Hollywood than, say, Francois Truffaut. Continue reading ‘Indie Roundup: ‘Intouchables’ and ‘Polisse’’

The Cannes marketplace gets its own movie

While the handful of movies in competition for the coveted Palme d’Or might get most of the press at Cannes, it’s the festival’s less glamorous but utterly huge marketplace — “Le Marche du Film” — that causes producers and film buyers to flock to the South of France every May. And this year, it’s even getting its own movie. Continue reading ‘The Cannes marketplace gets its own movie’

Wes Anderson’s ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ earns raves at Cannes

The 65th annual Cannes Film Festival opened on Wednesday with the premiere of Wes Anderson’s latest work “Moonrise Kingdom,” and it received raves from the notoriously fickle, and brutal, Cannes audience. Considering that Anderson is one of the most distinctive filmmakers out there, it’s surprising that “Moonrise” is his first movie to screen at Cannes. Continue reading ‘Wes Anderson’s ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ earns raves at Cannes’

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