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  • 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
  • Powerful Cannes film 'Mediterranea' humanizes migrants

    CANNES, France (AP) — It may be the most topical film at Cannes — but "Mediterranea" — a searing account of a desperate African migrant who travels by boat from Burkina Faso to Italy — is not just pulled from the headlines.

    Associated Press
  • 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
  • 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…

    AFP Relax News
  • Cannes: Gilles Jacob – How To Make It in Film

    Dapper, drole, vigorous, Cannes Cinefondation president Gilles Jacob, now 84, kicked off Friday’s Cinefondation awards ceremony greeting festival president Pierre Lescure. Jacob joked his life was now far easier. “As the former president of the Cannes Festival and president of Cannes Cinefondation,…

    Variety
  • '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…

    AFP Relax News
  • 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
  • The leading films in the Cannes race for the Palme d'Or

    Of the 19 films competing for the Cannes Film Festival's top prize, the Palme d'Or, half a dozen stand out as the favourites to win.

    AFP Relax News
  • 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
  • 'Tomorrowland' in Dolby Cinema: the best picture I've seen in a theater

    In the Dolby Cinema presentation of Disney's "Tomorrowland," fiber-optic-fed laser light engines, 4K resolution, HDR contrast and Atmos sound combine to create a breathtaking cinema experience. Tomorrow's theater experience can't come home soon enough.

    CNET