Adam Parfrey

  • Cannes Film Review: ‘Masaan’

    “Masaan” is a heartfelt yet overambitious tale of class and gender inequality in contempo India, in which debuting helmer Neeraj Ghaywan can’t overcome script and editing weaknesses.

    Variety
  • Icelandic film on sheepfarmer brothers wins Cannes 'Regard' prize

    By Michael Roddy CANNES, France (Reuters) - An Icelandic movie about two sheepfarming brothers who have not spoken in 40 years but are brought together by an outbreak of a disease that threatens their flocks won the Un Certain Regard prize at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday. "Hrutar" (Rams) by…

    Reuters
  • How Director Rick Famuyiwa Grew ‘Dope’ – Cannes Q&A

    Rick Famuyiwa is one of the most profitable voices in African American cinema at the box office with such titles as  The Wood ($6M cost, $25M domestic)  and Brown Sugar ($8M cost, $27.4M domestic). However, when he went to shop his comedy Dope about a high school senior's zany mission to escape…

    Deadline
  • Nicole Kidman and Chiwetel Ejiofor Star in Crime Thriller 'The Secret in Their Eyes'

    The big screen crime thriller The Secret in Their Eyes features an impressive cast that includes established stars like Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts as well as exciting new talent

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  • Stop freaking out over AI: 'Tomorrowland' writer

    The co-writer of Disney's "Tomorrowland" says Hollywood's fascination with high tech is a reflection of society's uneasy co-existence with technology.

    CNBC
  • Cannes: ‘Son of Saul’ Wins Fipresci Competition Award

    CANNES – Delivering early verdicts on Cannes Palme d’Or contenders, Fipresci and Ecumenical Jury Awards went to Laszlo Nemes’ “Son of Saul” and Nanni Moretti’s “My Mother,” respectively. Fipresci’s competition nod vindicates Cannes’ selection of Holocaust drama “Son of Saul,” the only first feature…

    Variety
  • Want to be a star? Young actors chase dreams at Cannes

    Movie stardom is still just a fantasy for most young actors but those with the right stuff can still make their dreams come true at the Cannes Film Festival. The 12-day cinema showcase on the French Riviera has long cultivated the myth of the starlet plucked from obscurity by a big director combing…

    AFP
  • How to Make a Portfolio of Media Companies

    Let’s talk about two different types of media stocks.

    Motley Fool
  • Cannes: Kino Lorber Scoops U.S. Rights to Jia Zhangke’s ‘Mountains’ (EXCLUSIVE)

    Beating several distribs to the chase, Kino Lorber has acquired U.S. rights to “Mountains May Depart,” the episodic drama by Chinese auteur Jia Zhangke. The film played in competition Wednesday in Cannes. The film is sold by France’s MK2, which represented the director’s previous picture “A Touch…

    Variety
  • Fassbender, Cotillard in 'Macbeth' close Cannes race

    A version of "Macbeth" starring a "dream team" of Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard closed the Cannes Film Festival's competition on Saturday, with many critics swooning for the visceral blood-and-betrayal movie. Directed by an Australian, Justin Kurzel, and shot on location mostly in…

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    Sandy Kenyon's Review: Tomorrowland

    The new movie "Tomorrowland" found favor with some critics and disappointed others who expected more from two-time Oscar winner Brad Bird. He gave us "The Incredibles" and "Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol" so my hopes were high.

    WABC – NY
  • 'Fragile' African cinema clinging on at Cannes

    Africa's "fragile" cinema has kept a toe-hold at the Cannes Film Festival, with a veteran Malian director and the first-ever Ethiopian as the continent's only entries in the official selection. "I feel very grateful, lucky and proud to represent this part of the world," said Yared Zeleke, 36, whose…

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  • Guillermo Del Toro On Enthralling & Energizing Jury Experience – Cannes Q&A

    With one title left to screen, the Cannes Film Festival is beginning to wind down and the jury is poised to enter its final deliberations before announcing this year’s prize winners on Sunday evening. Earlier this week, we had the chance to chat with jury member Guillermo del Toro about his…

    Deadline
  • Sharon Osbourne Taking Month-Long Break From 'The Talk' Following Collapse

    She "collapsed from mental and physical fatigue" Osbourne's rep told People magazine.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • Cannes's jury of stars deciding the Palme d'Or

    Joel and Ethan Coen, the sibling writing/directing duo behind quirky US cult hits "The Big Lebowski" and "Fargo", and the Oscar-winning "No Country for Old Men", are this year's co-presidents of the jury. The 33-year-old British actress's career took off in 2004's "Layer Cake" (which earned its…

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  • New ‘Black Mass’ Trailer: Parenting Advice From Whitey Bulger

    We won’t know until September if Black Mass, the long-overdue biopic about notorious Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger, is going to be any good, but the trailers, at least, are riveting. The newest features Johnny Depp’s spectacularly creepy take on Bulger, seen here dispensing life advice to…

    Deadline
  • Rep Sheet Roundup: CAA Signs ‘Bad Girls Club’ Breakout Tanisha Thomas

    THR’s at-a-glance look at the week in representation news

    The Hollywood Reporter