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  • At Cannes, Michel Franco's 'Chronic' looks death in the face

    CANNES, France (AP) — Death is something we'd all like to avoid. But director Michel Franco thinks a reluctance to look at the end of life is unhealthy.

    Associated Press
  • 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
  • Ireland Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage: Hollywood Reacts

    Sam Smith, Miley Cyrus and Sarah Silverman are among A-listers celebrating Ireland's vote for legalized gay marriage.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • 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
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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
  • 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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  • Memorial Day Movie Viewing Guide: Wrap Staff Picks Favorite Military Movies (Photos)

    As Americans prepare to take a well-deserved day off from work to remember the servicemen and women who have sacrificed their lives for this country during times of war, TheWrap remembered their favorite movies tackling the tough topic. Some are fun, some are sad, but all are classics that are…

    The Wrap
  • 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
  • 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
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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
  • 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
  • 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…

    AFP Relax News
  • 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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    Cannes: Stars Talk Packing for the Cannes Film Festival

    Cannes stars talk packing for the festival and what they search for in google.

    The Hollywood Reporter