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Cannes: Gaspar Noé’s ‘Climax’ Wins Top Director’s Fortnight Prize

No one was more surprised than director Gaspar Noé himself when his new film, Climax, was met was near universal raves when it debuted in the Director’s Fortnight section of the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. So ready to be hated and vilified, the poster for the film even says “You Despised I Stand Alone. You Hated Irreversible. You Loathed Enter ...

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Cannes Review: A.B. Shawky’s gripping and emotional debut ‘Yomeddine’

Rarely do debut features play in competition at Cannes. In fact, of the debut features that played in the festival’s most prolific sections in its 71-year history, only two have made the cut in recent years. First was SON OF SAUL and now YOMEDDINE, an emotional roller-coaster that engages, touches and grips its audience with its genuine approach. An ode ...

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2018 Cannes at a Glance

The 2018 Cannes Film Festival is this week and this page will be your updated Cannes at a Glance featuring links to reviews from myself and Mina Takla, videos, podcasts, interviews, press conferences and more. You can check out pre-festival Cannes coverage here. Follow me on Twitter and Instagram for live thoughts and reactions. One of the more interesting things ...

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Cannes Podcast #1: Festival preview with guest Aaron Locke

In this very first AwardsWatch Cannes Podcast, I am joined by Aaron Locke, who will be attending the festival for the first time. This will be my third but first as press under my own moniker. We both of a slew of films we’re looking forward to and why. A truly international festival, Aaron and I chat about the new ...

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Adam Sandler set for ‘Uncut Gems’ at A24 from the Safdie Brothers

Adam Sandler is officially on board Uncut Gems, the next film from the Safdie Brothers (Good Time). Shooting on the plot-secret film is expected to start this fall with Scott Rudin and Eli Bush (Lady Bird) producing for Scott Rudin Productions with Sebastian Bear-McClard and Oscar Boyson fromElara Pictures. Martin Scorsese and Emma Tillinger Koskoff are on board as executive producers. The ...

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Plan B and Annapurna to produce Miranda July’s next film

Los Angeles, CA (March 15, 2018) – Miranda July is set to start production on her latest film in late May. The film follows the story of Old Dolio and how her world is turned upside down when her criminal parents invite an outsider to join their biggest heist yet. The project will be July’s third film and first she ...

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