The Young and Prodigious Xavier Dolan

Unless you’ve been recently binge-watching all of the hot messes involved in Hollywood’s Annual Grand Carnival of Self-Congratulatory Wankery aka the Oscars, subsequently rendering you incapable of seeing real cinematic…
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Tom at the Farm (2014)

The label ‘wunderkind’ seems to be thrown around quite lightly these days, but it doesn’t quite achieve its full meaning unless it’s appropriated to a certain 24-year old Québécois filmmaker.…
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10 Films To Watch in the 56th London Film Festival

It’s that groovy time of the year again (no, I’m not talking about Christmas just yet). For all of us in London who couldn’t afford to sail to Cannes or go back-packing en-route to Venice, October is a super special time for self-confessed cineastes with a shoestring budget like me so I could go film-whoring along both sides of the Southbank in the 56th London Film Festival.
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65th Cannes Film Festival Line-Up!

It’s the breeding season of cinema, folks. What d’you expect. This is the much awaited time when auteurs pull out their wangs (that’s artistic egos for you, uninitiated ones) for public stroking and adoration. It’s the battle of men this year. Not that we’ll witness somebody like Haneke beating the life out of somebody like Kiarostami, but at least we’ll expect their films will make some particular impact. Let’s not kid ourselves, Cannes is the most prestigious film festival in the entire circuit. The French know and love their cinema. 9 out of my Top 10 Films last year all premiered in Cannes.
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‘Laurence Anyways’ Trailer is Here

For fans of the French-Canadian talent extraordinaire Xavier Dolan (me, included), it’s a good week for us. His latest creative output, the sex-change drama Lawrence Anyways, will be premiering in Cannes Film Festival this May and the trailer has just been released for us to devour. It’s in French, so unless you wear a beret, a Breton shirt, eats baguette and speaks with a pouting mouth, you’ll understand what these Gauls are talking about. If you don’t, just bask in the trailer’s goodness with Moderat’s emotionally pulsating soundtrack.
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