Category Archives: Cannes 2012

Cinema Review – Cuban Fury

When he was in his teens, Bruce Garrett (Nick Frost) was a star in the salsa-dancing scene. After a attack from a gang of bullies ruined his career, Bruce turned his back on salsa. 25 years later, Bruce discovers that his boss Julia (Rashida Jones), who he has a crush on, is an avid salsa dancer, so he sets out to win back his feet of flame. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Gangster Squad

The long delayed Gangster Squad is finally released this week, and tells the story of a squad of LA police officers who, in 1949, turned vigilante in order to run Chicago mobster Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) out of town. Continue reading

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Cannes Review – Gimme The Loot

The film follows two young graffiti artists as they try to do the impossible; tag the giant apple at Citi Field, or Shea Stadium as they call it, in New York. This has been tried many times over the past 20 years, but Sofia (Tashiana Washington) and Malcolm (Ty Hickson) believe they are the ones who will finally succeed. Continue reading

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Cannes Review – Mud

Ellis (Tye Sheridan) and Neckbone (Jacob Lofland) are two young boys who discover a fugitive hiding on an island in the Mississippi. Together, Mud (Matthew McConaughey) and the two boys form a plan to avoid bounty hunters and reunite Mud with his one true love. Continue reading

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Cannes Review – Cosmopolis

Eric Packer (Robert Pattinson) is a young billionaire, who wants nothing more than a haircut. The problem is that the President is visiting New York, meaning that traffic – and Eric’s limo – is slowed to a crawl. As capitalism is destroyed outside the confines of the car, Eric and the people who visit his silent bubble, engage in existential discussions as Eric’s world is slowly destroyed. Continue reading

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Cannes Review – The King of Pigs

When Kyung-min (Oh Jung-se) kills his wife, he turns to his high school best friend Jung Jong-suk (Yang Ik-june) after 15 years of silence. Kyung-min does not confide in his friend, rather the two talk about a formative event in their lives and the trauma they lived through in their past. Continue reading

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Cannes Review – Beasts of the Southern Wild

Beasts of the Southern Wild is the story of a young girl called Hushpuppy (Quvenzhané Wallis), who lives with her father in on the fringes of society in a Louisiana area called The Bathtub. The area is populated with those who have chosen to live outside of the society around them, and they are filled with joy and wonder. As a storm approaches, however, Hushpuppy’s life is thrown into chaos with the destruction of everything that she holds dear. Continue reading

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Cannes Review – The Paperboy

Ward (Matthew McConaughey) returns home to his Southern US hometown to try and uncover the truth about Hillary Van Wetter (John Cusack) and his conviction for the murder of a law enforcement official. With the help of his younger brother Jack (Zac Efron), his writing partner Yardley (David Oyelowo) and the convicted man’s lover Charlotte (Nicole Kidman), Ward digs deeper into the story, but does not always like what he finds. Continue reading

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Cannes Review – The Angels’ Share

Robbie (Paul Brannigan) is a young Glasgow thug who tries to turn his life around when he narrowly avoids a custodial sentence. Robbie – whose partner is due to give birth any day – is instead sentenced to community payback and forms a strong bond with Harry, his supervisor. After a visit to a distillery piques his interesting whiskey, and old rivalries flare up again, Robbie and his new friends devise a plan that will change their lives forever. Continue reading

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