This week on Indiewire the big news was that Cannes unveiled its complete lineup for this year’s festival after much speculation about what would be included. Also this week: Ziggy Marley talks “Marley,” the documentary about his legendary father; we contemplate whether the American indie movie is extinct; what Tribeca’s opening night film says about the event; the trailer premiere for Steven Soderbergh’s male stripper movie “Magic Mike”; and we’re nominated for a Webby (so help us win one!!!)
Click through below for all the best news, reviews, and features from Indiewire this week.
The Complete 2012 Cannes Film Festival Lineup
The Cannes Film Festival has announced the lineup for its 2012 edition this morning at a press conference in Paris this morning.
Help Indiewire Win a Webby!
Here’s the good news: Indiewire has been nominated for a Webby Award, which honors the best of the web.
Watch: ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ Directors Are Finally Back With ‘Ruby Sparks’ Trailer
“Little Miss Sunshine” directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris haven’t directed a feature since their Academy Award-winning indie hit, which opened a whopping six years ago.
Martin Scorsese Reacts to Levon Helm’s Death
The music world took a major blow yesterday with the passing of Levon Helm, the famed drummer for The Band, who died after a prolonged battle with cancer at 71.
Watch: Trailer for Steven Soderbergh’s Male Stripper Extravaganza ‘Magic Mike’ is Sweet, Not Raunchy
Well here it is ladies (and gents). After teasing us with a mere (but very tantalizing) 16-seconds of footage, the full trailer for Steven Soderbergh’s all-star, male stripper comedy “Magic Mike” has finally made its way onto the web.
Full Schedule of Indiewire and Apple’s Tribeca Talks 2012
Indiewire is once again partnering with Apple to host the Meet the Filmmakers Tribeca Talks Series in partnership with the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival.
Ziggy Marley Talks Bob, ‘Marley’ and Marijuana
Indiewire spoke with Marley’s son, the musician Ziggy Marley, who worked as Executive Producer on the film since day one.
Get to Know 39 Tribeca Film Festival Filmmakers
As has been the case for several years now, Indiewire is the place to get to known the Tribeca Film Festival filmmakers ahead of the annual festival in New York City.
TRIBECA FUTURES: ‘While We Were Here’ Breakout Jamie Blackley Talks Bulking Up for ‘300’ Prequel
The rising 20-year old talent, best known for his supporting turn in “London Boulevard” opposite Keira Knightley and Colin Farrell, is on his way to becoming a household name after bagging the lead role in Warner Bros.’s prequel to “300”
Armando Iannucci on ‘Veep,’ Politics and the Inherent Funniness of Being Vice President
When it comes to satirical targets, Scottish writer, director and comedian Armando Iannucci has been gradually moving his sights up the political food chain.
Mary Harron On Why ‘The Moth Diaries’ is More Punk Than ‘Twilight’
Over the course of her 16-year feature filmmaking career, award-winning writer/director Mary Harron (“American Psycho”) has only made four films.
Kevin Kline on Shooting Independent Films, His Mumblecore Resentment and Making ‘Darling Companion’
Actor Kevin Kline has had a long career in Hollywood, but some of his greatest collaborations have been with director/writer Lawrence Kasdan.
Critic’s Notebook: Is the American Indie Film Extinct?
There’s no failsafe indicator for what determines a film’s nationality, but two main criteria come to mind: country of production and filmmaker nationality.
What to See, What to Skip: New Reviews This Week
Click through below for all the reviews for this week’s new releases from the Indiewire network.
Capsule Options: 13 Reviews of New Indie Releases
Capsule Options is a new weekly column intended to provide reviews of nearly every new indie release.
Critical Consensus: Joshua Rothkopf and Jason Zinoman on ‘Cabin in the Woods’ and Modern Horror
Critical Consensus is a biweekly feature in which two critics from Indiewire’s Criticwire network discuss new releases with Indiewire’s chief film critic, Eric Kohn.
10 Films To ‘Enjoy’ On 4/20
While not exactly an official holiday, 4/20 has long been a pleasurable calendar marking for many folks.
The 10-Year Engagement: What Tribeca’s Jason Segel-Starring Opener Says About the Decade-Old Festival
“The Five Year Engagement” was an appropriate tone-setter for the Tribeca Film Festival at the start of its 10th anniversary.
The Top Grossing Films That Premiered at Tribeca 2011
As the 2012 edition of the Tribeca Film Festival gets underway this evening, it seems appropriate to look back at the films of last year’s edition and determine how well they did at the theatrical box office.
Why ‘Shame’ Tops Indiewire’s 5 DVD/Blu-ray Picks for the Week
This week on DVD/Blu-ray