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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
  • 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 film 'Rams' wins Cannes Un Certain Regard prize

    CANNES, France (AP) — "Rams," a drama set among farmers and their sheep in a remote Icelandic valley, won the Cannes Film Festival's Un Certain Regard competition on Saturday.

    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: 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • '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
  • 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
  • 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
  • '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
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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
  • 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
  • Unpublished Orson Welles draft memoir obtained by university

    DETROIT (AP) — A "very raw draft" of an unpublished Orson Welles memoir has joined the University of Michigan's archives on the trailblazing filmmaker, the school says.

    Associated Press
  • 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
  • Digital Tracking: The Future of ‘Tomorrowland’ at the Box Office

    Does digital data offer indicators that can be used to monitor marketing effectiveness and predict box office success even before awareness turns into intent? Moviepilot – which studies social data and box office trends – analyzes this weekend’s new movies across Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and…

    Variety