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Cannes 2016: "The Last Face," "The Long Night of Francisco Sanctis," "The Salesman"

It’s par for the course at Cannes to occasionally have your sensibilities assaulted by a bad film, but today was the first time I’ve been assaulted by birds. For a few seconds it was like being in a Hitchcock movie. Leaving the big free...Show More Summary

Michael Keaton's Name Being Mentioned For Spider-Man Villain Again

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On their unending quest to snatch up cast members from previous superhero properties (such as both Human Torches Chris Evans and Michael B. Jordan), Marvel's co-production with Sony has circled back to talks to cast former Batman star Michael Keaton...

What's Your Big Television Pet Peeve?

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A couple of weeks ago, we talked about Myles McNutt, the real-life hero tackling the torturous television phenomenon of the empty coffee cup. My favorite thing about sharing that video was how many people ended up saying that the...

AMC's 'Preacher' Is the Thumb In the Ahole That Television So Desperately Needs

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Television is in a rut. There's an abundance of great TV, but if the ratings for The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones are any indication, we're drawn to death, and grimness, and intricate plotlines that we can try to...

Roger's Favorites: Faye Dunaway

We will continue to highlight filmmakers and actors that Roger championed throughout his career. Click here for a full table of contents for our "Roger's Favorites" entries. Below is an entry on actress Faye Dunaway. Faye Dunaway is a real cinephile who turns up regularly at festivals like Cannes, Telluride and Chicago because of her love of film. Show More Summary

Sir Mix-a-Lot Weighs In On Blake Lively's 'Oakland Booty' & Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch Are Still Maybe a Thing

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Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch are still a thing. (Lainey) This isn't exactly surprising, but Sir Mix-a-Lot doesn't have a problem with Blake Lively's "Oakland booty." (Celebitchy) Helen Mirren was a lacy, twirly dream at Cannes. (Go Fug Yourself))...

In Which We Attempt to Calmly Explain What the Hell Happened on XOJane Without a Rage Stroke

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You may have come across some tweets about XOJane and a particularly inflammatory post that has now been removed in favor of an apology from the editor. You may be wondering what this post was about, if it was as...

Stephen King Teases Potential Major 'Dark Tower' Detail

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All paths serve the beam, but this path contains spoilers, in fact a major major spoiler for essentially the entire Dark Tower series. Please take caution and may you have long days and pleasant nights, thankee sai. In case...

15 Celebrity Pairs You Didn't Know Had Children Together

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It's been some time since we pulled out one of these celebrity mindhole blowers that explore connections between celebrities that you didn't know, knew at one time and forgot about, or did know and just didn't care. There is, for...

Best Actors For The Job: The Ultimate Ghostbusters Anti SJW Cuck All Male Dreamcast

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"Why can't we just cast the best actors for a role?," the internet will cry. And you know what, these poor guys are right. They deserve a Ghostbusters with men, featuring the best male comedians working today putting proton packs on their backs. I'm here to give it to them.

Bernie Sanders, a Good Man, is Deservedly on the Verge of Becoming One of the Most Hated People in Democratic Politics

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It's hard to pinpoint when exactly it became difficult to separate Bernie Sanders supporters from those who believe a rotting sentient jack-o-lantern can return America to a time when you could drag a minority behind your truck without violating some limp-wristed pescetarian's safe space. Show More Summary

The Best of Shane Black's Reddit AMA: 'I am Shane Black - I Love Dogs. Sometimes I Put Them in Films'

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So Shane Black has a new movie out. It's called The Nice Guys, and we here at Pajiba are quite excited about seeing it. Especially those of us slightly fatigued by the endless procession of superhero movies, sequels, other franchise...

Bold and beautiful show their Cannes-do spirit

The following article was originally published on May 24th, 1998. CANNES, France -- There are no taxis to be had in the whole of Cannes. The hotel clerk, she throws up her hands in despair. One cannot walk all the way to the Moulin de Mougins, which is in the hills above town. Show More Summary

Cannes 2016: Laura Poitras' "Risk" and Paul Schrader's "Dog Eat Dog" at Directors' Fortnight

It made some sense that "Risk," the new documentary from Laura Poitras—who won an Oscar for her Edward Snowden portrait "CITIZENFOUR" and deserved another for her earlier "The Oath," about a former bodyguard of Osama bin Laden's—had its premiere yesterday in the Directors' Fortnight, the parallel festival designed to represent the cinematic vanguard. Show More Summary

Last Night's 'The Blacklist,' As Explained By Someone Who No Longer Watches 'The Blacklist'

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Like a lot of people, I watched the first season of The Blacklist and stuck with it the entire year because of James Spader's brilliant depiction of Red Reddington, as well as the overarching mystery behind the relationship between Reddington...

'The Nice Guys' Review: Yes Yes, Bang Bang!

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Shane Black's The Nice Guys has achieved an incredible feat. It may very well be the perfect insert any number of qualifiers here movie. It's the perfect summer movie, the perfect Netflix movie, or hangover movie or date movie...

Believe in the Power of the Word of AMC’s “Preacher”

Much like the Garth Ennis comic book that inspired it, AMC’s “Preacher,” premiering this Sunday night, May 22 nd, has its own rhythm and yet also feels indebted to great works of fiction that came before. It has echoes of AMC hit “The...Show More Summary


“Weiner” is a documentary that plays as cringe comedy. Like that sub-genre, it comes packaged with a star whose irascibility often leads to eye-covering levels of discomfort. Watching through your fingers, you find yourself telepathically communicating with its subject, seven-time Congressman and former New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner. Show More Summary

Maggie's Plan

“Maggie’s Plan” exists within a very specific, very recognizable cinematic realm: that of the intellectual, narcissistic New Yorker. Woody Allen established it; Noah Baumbach modernized it. Now, writer/director Rebecca Miller is visiting it with often amusing but mixed results. Show More Summary

All the Way

It is perhaps an appropriate election year to remind ourselves that change in this country takes blood, sweat and tears. At a ime when the nation feels more divided than ever, it’s healthy to look back at one of the turning points in...Show More Summary

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