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10 Songs About Classic Hollywood Icons

An international star who excelled in Hollywood roles as well as those in her native Sweden, actress Ingrid Bergman would have turned 100 years old today. Bergman was recently honored during the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, an image of the Notorious star (photographed by David Seymour) used for the poster. …Read More

‘Ingrid Bergman – In Her Own Words’ Cannes Docu Lands At Rialto Pictures For Fall Run

Rialto Pictures has acquired North American theatrical rights to Ingrid Bergman – In Her Own Words, the feature-length documentary about the the film icon which played the Cannes Film Festival in May. The pic, which premiered there to...Show More Summary

WATCH: Michael Caine Plucks Your Heartstrings in ‘Youth’

As Cannes Film Festival favorites continue to roll out wider releases, the awards season race is slowly but surely coming into focus. “Youth,” a poignant and whimsical new drama from Italian writer-director Paolo Sorrentino, may become...Show More Summary

Corn-Fed Porn: The Malady Lingers On in Xavier Dolan's Tom at the Farm

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Out.com

“You’re a waste of cum.  What’s the point of your life?” That’s how 26-year-old Canadian Xavier Dolan (a Cannes Film Festival prizewinner) makes his point in Tom at the Farm. It’s another of the gay filmmaker’s under-thought and poorly imagined provocations. Show More Summary

Sólveig Anspach Dies: French Filmmaker Was 54

Sólveig Anspach, the award-winning Icelandic-French filmmaker, has died after a long battle with breast cancer. She was 54. A prolific writer-director of feature films and documentaries, Anspach was honored at the Cannes Film Festival in 2001 for her Made in the USA, a searing exploration of an execution in Texas. Show More Summary

Gaspar Noé’s ‘Love’ At Heart Of French Film Ratings War; Age Limit Upped Mid-Run

At the Cannes Film Festival press conference for Gaspar Noé’s Love, the director suggested folks should fly to Paris to see it if the sexually explicit film ended up banned in their home countries. As it turns out, the movie will now be playing in far fewer Parisian theaters than previously expected. Show More Summary

"Jimmy's Hall": The Long Haul

"Jimmy's Hall" is the type of movie that your parents, church, government, bosses and landlords warned you about. The film, nominated for the Cannes Film Festival's highest honor, the Palme d'Or, shows how standing up to the powers that be may not always be rewarding. Show More Summary

‘Carol’ Gets A Head Start On Awards Season, ‘Adam Jones’ Retitled ‘Burnt’

Director Todd Haynes’ popular Cannes Film Festival entry Carol is now slotted to open November 20, the Weinstein Company announced today. That four-week head start positions it earlier than its previous pre-Christmas frame of December...Show More Summary

The Trailer for This Hungarian Holocaust Movie Shot All in Close-Up Is Haunting

When Son of Saul premiered at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year, it immediately became a favorite for the Palme D’or, the festival’s most prestigious award. In a controversial decision, it eventually lost to Jacques Audiard’s Dheepan, taking instead the Grand Prix (the de facto second-place prize). Show More Summary

Another Trailer for Hou Hsiao-hsien's 'The Assassin' Starring Shu Qi

Let's give this another shot. The reason we're posting another trailer for Hou Hsiao-hsien's The Assassin is because it was one of the most-talked-about films out this year's Cannes Film Festival. Critics loved it and raved in theirShow More Summary

Uber’s Istanbul boat service started as a PR stunt, but is so popular it’s now permanent

Uber's boat service in Istanbul started as a PR stunt. It was just supposed to be a summer promotion to generate buzz in the same way Uber got attention for its on-demand helicopter service during the Cannes Film Festival and yacht service in Cape Town.Read full article >>

Uber’s Istanbul boat service started as a PR stunt, but is so popular it’s now permanent

2 months agoTechnology : Post Tech

Uber's boat service in Istanbul started as a PR stunt. It was just supposed to be a summer promotion to generate buzz in the same way Uber got attention for its on-demand helicopter service during the Cannes Film Festival and yacht service in Cape Town. But in the two weeks since the service was launched, demand […]

Palme Thursday: One of the greatest Cannes winners is back in theaters

Palme Thursday is A.A. Dowd’s monthly examination of a winner of the Palme D’Or, determining how well the film has held up and whether it deserved the highest prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival. The Third Man (1949) The best movie...Show More Summary

Watch: Teaser Trailer for Hou Hsiao-hsien's Cannes Hit 'The Assassin'

This looks like it's going to be incredible. The first teaser trailer for one of the big hits of this year's Cannes Film Festival has arrived online. It's a short teaser for Hou Hsiao-hsien's The Assassin, starring Shu Qi, showing a few of scenes without any subtitles or voiceover, but it still looks stunning. Show More Summary

‘Amy’ Review: Amy Winehouse Documentary Harrowing & Unforgettable

Without question one of the best movies I saw at May’s Cannes Film Festival was one I resisted at first. I really wasn’t all that interested in seeing Amy, Asif Kapadia’s documentary on the life of singer Amy Winehouse. Her unnecessary...Show More Summary

Amy Winehouse's Father Mitch Is Full Of Shit

2 months agoEntertainment : Defamer

For months, Mitch Winehouse has waged a public battle against Asif Kapadia’s documentary Amy, which premiered in May at the Cannes Film Festival and opens Friday in select theaters. In chronicling the ascent to fame and downward trajectory of Amy Winehouse, Kapadia’s film does not paint Mitch in the best light. Show More Summary

‘Breathe,’ the Tale of Adolescent Obsession Written and Directed by Mélanie Laurent, Is Coming Stateside

Actor turned writer/director Mélanie Laurent first debuted Breathe (or Respire if we’re being pedantic) at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, but U.S. audiences — who were introduced to Laurent in a Hollywood context through Inglorious Basterds — will finally have the chance to see it. Show More Summary

Mike Tyson vs. Trevor Berbick

2 months agoSports / Boxing : Boxing.com

Over the years we’ve come to know Mike Tyson as many things: song and dance man, reality show star, loose cannon on radio talk shows, celebrated guest at the Sundance and Cannes film festivals, convicted rapist, et cetera, et cetera, and all that…

Alain de Greef, One of Canal Plus' "Founding Fathers," Dies at 68

He was known as a collaborator and friend of Pierre Lescure, now president of the Cannes film festival. read more

What I Learned Judging the Innovation Lions, Where Actions Are the World's Best Ads

Cannes Lions was born out of the Cannes Film Festival in the 1950s. And so, unsurprisingly, its origins were in narrative filmmaking—it awarded good commercials. Billboards weren't added until nearly 40 years later. And this, apparently,...Show More Summary

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