Steve Bond

  • 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
  • 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
  • Icelandic sheep-breeder comedy wins sidebar Cannes prize

    A jury led by Italian-US actress Isabella Rossellini at the Cannes Film Festival awarded the best picture prize in the sidebar Un Certain Regard section Saturday to an Icelandic comedy, "Rams". The film by Grimur Hakonarson, who has made several well-received documentaries, tells the story of two…

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    Michael Caine At The Cannes Film Festival

    Michael Caine, who is starring in 'Youth' which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival also sat down with us there to chat about the film.

    Celebrity Wire
  • 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: Nanni Moretti’s ‘Mia Madre’ Set to Travel Worldwide (EXCLUSIVE)

    CANNES — Nanni Moretti’s “Mia madre,” which world premiered in competition at Cannes and won the Ecumenical Jury prize, set to travel worldwide. Paris-based Films Distribution has closed Canada (eOne), Germany (Kore Media), Australia (Palace), Korea (T-cast), Taiwan (Maison Motion), Czech Republic…

    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
  • 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
  • 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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  • 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
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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
  • '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
  • 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.

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  • Cannes: Studiocanal, Impuls Pictures Announce Output Deal

    CANNES –Adding another building block to the most powerful indie distribution structure in the world, Euro film-TV group Studiocanal has signed an output deal for Switzerland with indie film distributor Impuls Pictures on all Studiocanal international productions. The news comes as the Weinstein…

    Variety
  • Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal courts Hollywood in L.A. visit

    Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal wants to keep the Peach State on Hollywood's mind.

    Los Angeles Times