Celebrating 17 Years of Film.Biz.Fans.

All Articles

  • Indiewire
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    iW NEWS | Miramax Captures Schnabel's "Butterfly"

    Julian Schnabel's "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" (Le Scaphandre et le Papillon) has been acquired by Miramax Films, in a deal for all North American rights to the Cannes '07 competition film. Adapted by Ronald Harwood, the film is the story of former editor-in-chief of Elle Magazine in France, Jean-Dominique Bauby. Mathieu Amalric portrays Bauby, who, after suffering a debilitating stroke, was forced compose his autobiography entirely by dictation through a series of blinks, grunts and movements. He died in France three days after the book was published. Produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Jon Kilik, the film also stars Emmanuelle Seigner a...

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    CANNES '07 CRITICS NOTEBOOK | Camera D'Or Candidates Emerge

    The vetted progress of distribution deals dominates the omnipresent chatter at most major film festivals, closely accompanied by evaluations of the movies' artistic merits. Industry and aesthetic outlooks collide when news of deals break, mainly focused on whether business is allotting its finances ...

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    CANNES '07 DISPATCH | Biz and Prize Buzzing as Cannes Fest Hits Home Stretch

    Heading into the final four days of the 60th Cannes Film Festival, only a handful of competition titles have yet to screen for audiences and jurors here in France. Barring last minute surprises, observers have an idea of the film's they expect will win. Meanwhile, a handful of films are also on a tr...

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    REVIEW | Panic Room: William Friedkin's "Bug"

    Even during the heyday of the American paranoia thriller, there was never a performance quite like the one given by Michael Shannon in William Friedkin's take-no-prisoners adaptation of Tracy Letts's off-Broadway play about fear and loathing in an Oklahoma motel room. As Peter Evans, the blandly nam...

    Read More »
  • Enzian Theater
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    Poetic Justice

    Read More »
    MORE: Sports
  • Matt Dentler's Blog
    1 comment
    tweet
    0
  • Matt Dentler's Blog
    2 comments
    tweet
    0
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    Cannes Moments, Diving Bell and Butterfly, Parties

    I was sure I wasn't going to make the 7:30 PM Palais screening of The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. I had about an hour to walk all the way from the Sofitel on the point to the Variety office behind the Grand to get my ticket and rush to my apartment behind the Carlton, put on my black tie duds and makeup and hustle down the crowded Croisette on high heels to the Lumiere. But I really wanted to see this film and wasn't going to give up. Luckily I had an orchestra ticket, which gives you more breathing room and lets you walk up the red steps. I scooted behind Sharon Stone as she posed for photogs and found my place and tried to cool off as we...

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    NYT: Alienated Europeans, Through a Cold Lens

    One of the most fertile subjects of contemporary European cinema is the desolation of contemporary European life. The extravagance and high spirits outside the Cannes screening rooms thus frequently stand in jarring contrast to the misery displayed within them, where stories of privation, disconnect...

    Read More »
  • REVERSEBLOG: the reverse shot blog
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    Once More....

    Read More »