This week on Indiewire, Tribeca is winding down with announcement of the winners on Thursday evening. Also this week: Cannes announced the members of its competition jury; John Cusack chatted about playing a playing a disturbed literary legend; we ponder what the closing film of Tribeca says about the festival; and tell you what documentaries to check out at Hot Docs in Toronto.
Click through below for all the best news, reviews, and features this week from Indiewire.
‘War Witch’ and ‘The World Before Her’ Take Top Prizes at 2012 Tribeca Film Festival
The winners were announced Thursday night at an awards ceremony at the Conrad New York.
‘Jaws,’ ‘Lawrence of Arabia,’ ‘Once Upon a Time in America’ and ‘Tess’ to Get the Cannes Classics Treatment
As has been the case since 2004, this year’s Cannes Film Festival will once again screen revamped masterworks in the Cannes Classics section.
Cannes Competition Jury Includes Alexander Payne, Ewan McGregor and Jean Paul Gaultier
The 65th Festival de Cannes has announced its competition jury.
New Statements About Two Cuban ‘Una Noche’ Actors Who Vanished Into Miami on Way to Tribeca Film Festival Premiere
In a new twist on art-imitating-life-imitating-art, two of the actors from writer-director Lucy Mulloy’s Tribeca Film Festival drama “Una Noche” vanished into Miami upon arriving from Cuba on their way to New York last week.
What to See, What to Skip: New Reviews This Week
Another crowded weekend.
Critic’s Notebook: Does ‘The Avengers’ Belong at the Tribeca Film Festival?
“The Avengers” will play like gangbusters at the closing night of the Tribeca Film Festival this Saturday.
Capsule Options: 14 Reviews of New Indie Releases
Capsule Options is a new weekly column intended to provide reviews of nearly every new indie release.
Juliette Binoche Talks About Her Personal Connection to ‘Elles,’ Masturbating on Film, and What Scares Her
It’s easy to take Juliette Binoche for granted.
FUTURES: ‘Sound of My Voice’ Director/Writer Zal Batmanglij
The 2011 Sundance Film Festival served as a springboard for remarkable number of writer/directors, all with bright futures ahead of them.
Val Kilmer and Harmony Korine Discuss the Fame, Insanity and Bad Outfits in ‘The Fourth Dimension’
A collaborative effort produced by VICE and Groslch Film Works, anthology film “The Fourth Dimension” contains three short works that explore otherworldly experiences, but have little in common beyond that.
Tony Hale Talks Being a Body Man in ‘Veep’ and the Return of Buster Bluth
The Washington staffers in “Veep,” the first American TV series from “In the Loop”‘s Armando Iannucci, are a caustic, backstabbing lot, forever scheming to advance themselves or at least hold off the underlings gunning for their jobs.
Tribeca: ‘Cheerful Weather’ Star Elizabeth McGovern Talks ‘Downton Abbey’ and Why She Left America
In the Tribeca Film Festival Spotlight entry “Cheerful Weather for the Wedding,” Academy Award-nominee Elizabeth McGovern plays the matriarch of a upper crust British family in the 20th century who’s intent on marrying off her daughter (“Like Crazy” star Felicity Jones) to a man of good ilk.
John Cusack Talks Playing Edgar Allen Poe in ‘The Raven’ and What to Expect From ‘The Paperboy’
For the past few years, John Cusack, who got his start by charming his way into the hearts of millions in a string of defining ’80s comedies (“Say Anything,” “Better Off Dead”), has been playing it relatively safe.
Tribeca: Chris Colfer Talks His Screenwriting Debut ‘Struck By Lightning,’ and Explains Why He Didn’t Cast His ‘Glee’ Co-Stars
Chris Colfer has already proven himself singing, dancing and acting his way into the hearts of fans worldwide in Fox’s hit TV show “Glee.”
The 10 Hottest Docs to Watch at Hot Docs
The Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival began in Toronto last night with the Canadian premiere of Sundance hit “Al Weiwei: Never Sorry.”
Why ‘Pariah’ Tops Indiewire’s 5 DVD/Blu-ray Picks This Week
This week on DVD/Blu-ray