April 21, 2012 at 6:19AM
This week, we explained why Rich Ross had to leave Disney; we analyzed the line up at Cannes; two Weinstein Aussie auteurs join the competition, and no women. Our weekend preview: a rash of horrendously reviewed films this weekend.
Paul Thomas Anderson's 'The Master
Our weekend preview: there's a rash of horrendously reviewed films this weekend, along with a few standouts to compete with the likes of holdovers "Titanic 3-D," "The Hunger Games" and "Cabin in the Woods." "Marley" tops as pick of the week. Lawrence Kasdan's "Darling Companion" comes out this weekend as well; our interview with the writer-director and film's star Kevin Kline is here.
This week, we explained why Rich Ross had to leave Disney; we analyzed the line up at Cannes; two Weinstein Aussie auteurs join the competition, and no women. We consider fourteen careers heading to Cannes including Brad Pitt, Nicole Kidman, Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Matthew McConaughey. Paul Thomas Anderson's Producer Tips "The Master" for Cannes? - It Was Pitt-Starrer "Killing Them Softly." In more festival news, SFIFF bestows Graham Leggat award to "Beasts of the Southern Wild" director Zeitlin. And at Ashland Independent Film Festival: From Taymor and Kashmir to the Kennedys.
We also take on the issue of how movie news, analysis, and critical sites should balance posting movie trailers and posters, without hawking - sharing worthwhile info is fine by us, it's new, it informs.
More Best of TOH! Below:
Early Reviews: Woody Allen's 'To Rome With Love' Falls Short of 'Midnight in Paris,' Does Not Please Romans
SFIFF David D'Arcy Review: Doc 'The Waiting Room'
SFIFF David D'Arcy Review: Doc 'Tokyo Waka: A City Poem'
New Trailer and Early Reviews: Lynn Shelton's 'Your Sister's Sister' Triangle Stars Emily Blunt, Mark Duplass, Rosemarie DeWitt
Review Round-Up: 'Marvel's The Avengers': The Best Super Hero Movie Of All Time?
Benoit Jacquot's "Farewell My Queen", opener of SFIFF and Berlin, is a sapphic turn on Marie Antoinette.
Career Watch: Michelle Yeoh Builds on Asia Powerbase, But "The Lady" Opens Soft
Now and Then: Werner Herzog's Matters of Life and Death
Indie Box Office, from New 'Monsieur Lazhar' to Holdover 'Bully': What It Really Means
Box Office: 'Hunger Games' Takes Fourth
COLCOA 2012 Opening Night, From New "My Way' to 'A Trip to the Moon' and 'Breathless'
Sex & the Gritty: Lena Dunham's 'Girls' Pilot is Coarse, Sensitive, and Promising
'Mad Men' Episode 5 Review and Recap: In 'Signal 30,' Pete and Lane Throw Feeble Punches at Despair
IN THE WORKS
'Prometheus' Celebrates Fassbender's Fascinating Robot; Fox Confirms Film Not Yet Rated
Why Lionsgate Picked 'Water for Elephants' Director Francis Lawrence for 'Hunger Games'
Entertainers in Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World Include Depp on Weinstein, Griffin on Handler, Tyson on Davis
New Media: Film Society of Lincoln Center, StoryCode and Kill Screen Mag Present Story Hackathon
EXCLUSIVE: Online Indie Label SundanceNOW Launches Curated Doc Club
In ProMotion Pictures Competition, Students Tell Subway Stories
Jonathan Frid, Barnabas Collins in TV series 'Dark Shadows', Has Died