My schooling was this and mostly it was on the organ. Because when my teacher died, I substituted him, it became mine and
Of particular interest to me, in this strong and exceptionally cheerful festival, was Rithy Panh's new film, Exile. Panh
It is par for the course at the Cannes festival that the press is taken aback by the jury's decisions. What made this year
"I don’t think that you’d say 'Have you seen this black movie?' And hopefully in 10 years we won’t be using those tags and those labels."
The 26-year-old filmmaker is back in front of the camera.
Xavier Dolan stars in, writes and directs psychological thriller "Tom at the Farm." After the sudden death of his lover, Guillaume, Tom (Dolan) travels from his home in the city to a remote country farm for the funeral. Upon arriving, he’s shocked to find that Guillaume’s family knows nothing about him and was expecting a woman in his place.
Testing the definitive outlines of storytelling while exploiting the spectral potential of cinema, a few recent movies about childhood achieve an illuminating balance.
Now, with Mommy, the easy-on-the-eyes filmmaker has been catapulted in to the top ranks of world directors -- up there with Almodovar, François Ozon and Paul Thomas Anderson.
What is it like not acting in this film, as well as “Laurence Anyways”? Very cruel. I don’t really mind not being a part
In fact, sexuality is not meant to be the focus of Dolan’s films. The "Mommy" director assured that he doesn’t take issue
His film is a compassionate testimony to the unconventional "misfit" family, and the joy that love can bring, no matter what the situation.
The 67th annual Cannes Film Festival came to a close on Saturday, May 24. The awards were finally handed out and while some
Directed by Québec's then-22-year-old Dolan (now 24), the sweeping romantic epic looks at the decade-long love affair between a trans woman and her female-identified, ever-passionate partner.
Laurence Anyways is an epic love story that chronicles a decade between the moment when Laurence (Melvil Poupaud) tells his girlfriend of two years, Fred (Suzanne Clement) that he wants to become a woman and still be together.
Laurence Anyways is not a megaphone-shouting totem for a gender revolution. It is decidedly a very real human drama that takes time with conversations, reactions, declarations and outbursts.
Youth and tradition won another round in Heartbeats, the latest film by French-Canadian wunderkind Xavier Dolan. He tells a tale of Montrealer 20-somethings and their fractured threesome.
Sometimes a director's work is so esoteric, it's not likely to appeal to the mainstream. In Dolan's case it's a curious case of missed opportunities. Audiences just need the chance to see his work, and that's finally happening with Heartbeats.
I don't have a lot to say about Xavier Dolan's Heartbeats because the impression this slight, aimless film left on me was so negligible.