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UN Shares Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals

The 19-page overview is frank and matter-of-fact, full of statistics that arouse hope, worry and of course, more questions, at the same time. While some improvements have certainly been impressive, there is a long road ahead to 2030...

CAA Signs ‘Sicario,’ ‘Hell Or High Water’s Taylor Sheridan

EXCLUSIVE: Taylor Sheridan has just signed with CAA. The talented writer makes the move just as he is transitioning to helmer, being named Best Director in the Un Certain Regard category at Cannes for his helming debut Wind River. Sheridan...Show More Summary

Dissident Iranian director wins top Cannes prize

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

An Iranian film-maker who was jailed for "anti-regime propaganda" won the top prize at the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes film festival Saturday. Mohammad Rasoulof won for "Lerd" about a man working on a goldfish farm in northern Iran who becomes snagged in corrupt ties between the local leaders and businessmen. Show More Summary

Harvey Weinstein Lauds Certain Regard Jury For Spotlight On Native American Issues In ‘Wind River’ – Cannes

Harvey Weinstein, whose Weinstein Co is releasing the just-annointed Un Certain Regard Best Director winner Wind River domestically, accepted the award on behalf of Taylor Sheridan tonight. Both a message from Sheridan, which Weinstein read, along with his own message, included strong words for the administration of U.S. Show More Summary

Un Certain Regard Winners: ‘Wind River’s Taylor Sheridan, ‘A Man Of Integrity’, ‘April’s Daughter’ & More – Cannes

With another 24 hours to go before the main prizes, including the Palme d’Or, are awarded here at the Cannes Film Festival, sidebar Un Certain Regard has designated its laureates. Iranian drama, Lerd (A Man Of Integrity) scooped the main Un Certain Regard prize. Show More Summary

Cannes 2017: “A Prayer Before Dawn,” “The Merciless”

In a little more than a day's time, the Cannes Film Festival will conclude. Winners of the festival's Un Certain Regard and Competition slates will be selected after much vain speculation, and attending journalists from around the world will go back to their respective homes. Show More Summary

‘Beauty And The Dogs’ Acquired By Oscilloscope – Cannes

Oscilloscope has acquired U.S. rights to Beauty And The Dogs (Aala Kaf Ifrit), the film that’s playing in the Cannes Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard section. A 2017 release is planned for the pic written and directed by Kaouther Ben...Show More Summary

Italy makes childhood vaccinations compulsory

Italy's government on Friday declared a new law making a series of childhood vaccinations a condition of school inscription in a move triggered by a spike in measles cases. The move will "make compulsory certain vaccinations that until...Show More Summary

North Korea Prepared for Dialogue With U.S. Under Certain Conditions

U.S. President Donald Trump has warned of a "major conflict" with the North, but has also said he would be "honored" to meet its leader, Kim Jong Un.

Protagonist Pictures, MK2 Films Partner For Michel Franco’s ‘April’s Daughter’ – Cannes

Protagonist Pictures and mk2 films have come aboard to jointly handle worldwide sales on Michel Franco's April's Daughter (Las Hijas de Abril), which has been selected for Cannes’ Un Certain Regard lineup. The Spanish-language feature...Show More Summary

Trump Is Nice to Dictators Like Kim Jong Un, Not to Women

President Donald Trump has more kind words for foreign dictators than for Democratic congresswomen. While the United States has certainly cozied up to violent, authoritarian leaders in the past, every modern American president has used his office to at least occasionally champion human rights and democratic values around the world. Show More Summary

Almine Rech Gallery in Brussels presents works by Brian Calvin

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

In his book Take a Closer Look (On n?y voit rien) the art historian Daniel Arasse invites interlocutors to scrutinise paintings by Titian, Tintoretto, Velázquez and Bruegel in order to discover certain details that initially went unnoticed. Show More Summary

Uma Thurman Named President Of Cannes Un Certain Regard Jury

Uma Thurman is set to preside over the this year's Cannes Un Certain Regard jury. The American actress, who was a member of the main competition jury headed up by Robert De Niro in 2011, will touch down again on the Croisette this year,...Show More Summary

The Trump administration has 10 important things to learn from teens who do Model UN

Historically, students who participate in Model United Nations have a certain reputation: They're insufferably upbeat nerds with poor posture who are bullied for completely understandable reasons. As a former Model UN participant and dropout, I can say this with authority. Show More Summary

‘The Transfiguration’ Clip Debates What a Real Vampire is

Twilight and “True Blood”? That shit ain’t real. L.A.-based Strand Releasing just sent over a new scene from Michael O’Shea’s atmospheric New York tale The Transfiguration, which world-premiered at Cannes’ Un Certain Regard and just screened at the SXSW Film Festival to a string of positive reviews (read Ari Drew’s review here). Dealing with love, loss, […]

UN food program head warns of US budget cuts amid famine

The outgoing head of the United Nations World Food Program says she is certain Congress will reject the Trump administration's proposed budget cuts for U.N. aid agencies, saying "No one … Click to Continue »

Opening Scene From ‘The Transfiguration’ Carries ‘Martin’ Vibe (Exclusive)

L.A.-based Strand Releasing shared with Bloody Disgusting the opening scene from Michael O’Shea’s atmospheric New York tale The Transfiguration, which world-premiered at Cannes’ Un Certain Regard and just screened at the SXSW Film Festival to a string of positive reviews. Show More Summary

The Existential Hokiness of Rick & Morty

To a certain set of culturally au courant kids in the late 1990s and early 2000s, the world was nothing if not a big joke. We weren’t original, of course; the postmodernists had cornered the market on irony decades before, and, unlike us, actually had something to say. Show More Summary

Amal Clooney Speaks About Genocide at UN, Media Focuses on Fashion, Husband, and Pregnancy

3 months agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

It makes a certain amount of sense for entertainment press to focus on the elements of a story related to the entertainment industry. So, I can almost (almost!) forgive an outlet like E! News, or Entertainment Tonight, or Hollywood Life for focusing on Amal Clooney's husband or "baby bump" whenever she does anything. Show More Summary

‘The Transfiguration’ Trailer Has a Taste For Blood (SXSW)

L.A.-based Strand Releasing released the following trailer ahead of the SXSW premiere of Michael O’Shea’s atmospheric New York tale The Transfiguration, which world-premiered at Cannes’ Un Certain Regard. The Transfiguration marks the feature debut of writer-director Michael O’Shea, and stars Eric Ruffin along with Chloe Levine (Savage Youth). Show More Summary

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