Palme of reason or Palme of passion?

One day before the big prizes are handed out, Cannes has a serious case of Palme fever. Will the jury go for the Palme of reason ("Amour"), the Palme of passion ("Holy Motors"), or something unexpected?

Heartthrob Robert Pattinson fails to deliver in Cronenberg's 'Cosmopolis'

"Twilight" heartthrob Robert Pattinson fails to deliver in David Cronenberg's sleekly beautiful, but dramatically lifeless competition entry "Cosmopolis". Elsewhere on the Croisette, three furry, four-legged performers picked up prizes.

Zac Efron and Nicole Kidman light up torrid, unfairly bashed ‘Paperboy’

It was greeted by boos and jeers. But Zac Efron and Nicole Kidman bring heat and humor to Lee Daniels' Southern thriller "The Paperboy", a pulpy, outrageously entertaining treat with a bit more on its mind than people may think.

Amid Palme d'Or gossip, 'Holy Motors' steals 'On the Road' thunder

Speculation about what film could take home the top Palme d'Or prize raged at Cannes Wednesday, with Leos Carax's crazy, inspired "Holy Motors" seen as a frontrunner. Walter Salles's lovely "On the Road" drew mostly shrugs and scoffs.

Brad Pitt, chocolate fountains, and lesbian vampire warriors

In twelve hours on the Croisette, a party with dancing film critics and a chocolate fountain, a blunt crime thriller starring Brad Pitt, and a look at some of the more absurd films being shopped around the sprawling Cannes Market.

At Cannes, cinema without borders and an ‘Indian Brigitte Bardot’

With an Iranian film set in Japan, a Korean film starring French actress Isabelle Huppert, and the "Indian Brigitte Bardot" wheeling and dealing on the Croisette, Cannes this year suggest the borderless, globalized nature of cinema today.

Michael Haneke gets sincere, Xavier Dolan clears the air

81-year-old Jean-Louis Trintignant is shattering in Michael Haneke's strong competition entry "Amour". Meanwhile, on the other end of the age spectrum, 23-year-old "Laurence Anyways" director Xavier Dolan sat down with me for a chat.

Festival director and feminists lock horns as Cannes prepares for take-off

Critics are drooling over screening schedules, star gazers have camped out across from the red carpet, French feminists are fighting with festival organiser Thierry Fremaux...and things haven't even kicked off yet. Welcome to Cannes!

Big names, hip casts, and hot topics outside main Cannes line-up

Big-name directors, hotshot up-and-comers, a hipster duo in period garb, and movies about terrorism, cross-dressers, and the seedy underworld of the Indian film's a peek at the juiciest-looking movies outside the main competition.