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"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

Here's How American Greetings Is Working To Maintain Momentum Of Award-Winning 'World's Toughest Job'

VideoHow do you follow an advertising effort celebrating mothers that’s so creatively arresting that it would go on to win a North American Grand Effie and a Silver Lion in Film at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity? By broadening it into a cultural movement. The “World’s Toughest Job” campaign [...]

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

3 weeks 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

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

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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

The World's 23 Best Commercials of 2014-2015

Now that the 2015 Cannes Lions festival is over, we're going to spend a few days recapping some of the winners. We'll start with everyone's favorite—the Film and Film Craft winners. Check out all 23 spots below, and tell us your favorite. Show More Summary

Watch 14-Year-Old Amy Winehouse Sing 'Happy Birthday' in New Doc

The acclaimed Amy Winehouse documentary Amy will arrive in theatres July 3rd after generating rave reviews at the Cannes Film Festival, and in a new clip from the intimate film, witness a 14-year-old Winehouse belt out an impressive "Happy Birthday" at a friend's birthday party in 1998. This early evidence of...

World’s most expensive cookbook launched by Chef Vikas Khanna at the Cannes Film Festival

The world renowned chef who is also a filmmaker, humanitarian and the host of the TV show Master Chef India, Vikas Khanna unveiled his 21st book ‘Utsav – A culinary epic of Indian festivals’ at the French Riviera in Cannes during the weekend. Show More Summary

Geico 'Unskippable' and Leica '100' Both Win Grand Prix Awards in Film at Cannes

CANNES, France—A gorgeously cinematic film for Leica by F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi and a hilarious and innovative preroll ad for Geico by The Martin Agency each won a Grand Prix in Film at the Cannes Lions festival here tonight, an odd couple of brilliant executions indeed. Show More Summary

Adam&eveDDB Takes Home the Film Craft Grand Prix for 'Monty the Penguin'

CANNES, France—John Lewis' clever, adorable and beautifully made "Monty the Penguin" spot snagged the top prize in the Film Craft contest at the Cannes Lions festival here tonight, giving London agency adam&eveDDB a fifth Grand Prix to go with the four it won last year for Harvey Nichols. Show More Summary

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