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  • United States Sep 12, 2019

    Antonio Banderas Drew on His Heart Attack for Emotions in New Film

    Antonio Banderas says his emotional state from having a heart attack a few years ago influenced his award-winning performance in the Pedro Almodóvar film, “Pain and Glory.” Banderas won the best actor trophy earlier this year at the Cannes Film Festival. In an interview at the Toronto International Film Festival, Banderas told The Associated Press that drawing on personal experience...

  • France Jun 9, 2019

    Cruise Line Says Search for Passenger in Mediterranean Ended

    A cruise operator says a passenger went overboard during a voyage in the Mediterranean Sea and a search for the missing Korean woman has been called off without her being found. Norwegian Cruise Line tweeted a photographed statement Sunday that said the woman went into the sea Saturday while the Norwegian Epic was sailing from Cannes, France to Palma de...

  • director Jun 2, 2019

    A Diminished ‘Godzilla’ Still Bests ‘Rocketman,’ ‘Ma’

    The latest iteration of the Godzilla franchise took over the top spot from “Aladdin” and roared louder than Elton John at the weekend box office, but it still left a notably smaller footprint on North American theaters than its city-wrecking predecessors. “Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” Warner Bros. and Legendary Entertainment’s sequel to 2014’s “Godzilla,” was brought down to size...

  • director Jun 2, 2019

    A Diminished ‘Godzilla’ Still Bests ‘Rocketman,’ ‘Ma’

    The latest iteration of the Godzilla franchise took over the top spot from “Aladdin” and roared louder than Elton John at the weekend box office, but it still left a notably smaller footprint on North American theaters than its city-wrecking predecessors. “Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” Warner Bros. and Legendary Entertainment’s sequel to 2014’s “Godzilla,” was brought down to size...

  • President May 25, 2019

    Fanning Says She’s Been Transformed by Cannes Experience

    Elle Fanning, the youngest juror ever at the Cannes Film Festival, said she’s been transformed by her experience at the French festival. The 21-year-old actresses’ jury service came to an end Saturday with the Cannes closing ceremony. She wanted the festival to keep going. “I didn’t know how I would come out of this experience. I do feel like I...

  • director May 22, 2019

    Pitt, DiCaprio Talk Tarantino’s Love Letter to Hollywood

    Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio said they forged a “cinematic bond” making Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood,” while Tarantino bristled at the suggestion at the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday that Margot Robbie’s Sharon Tate isn’t primary enough in the film.

  • Los Angeles May 21, 2019

    Tarantino Is Back in Cannes, 25 Years After ‘Pulp Fiction’

    Twenty-five years after premiering “Pulp Fiction” in Cannes, Quentin Tarantino is set to bring his latest, “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood” to the French Riviera festival Tuesday.

  • Congress May 18, 2019

    Abortion Rights Demonstration Held on Cannes Red Carpet

    Ahead of Saturday’s premiere of an Argentine documentary on abortion, dozens of women demonstrated for abortion rights on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival in France. Women, including the filmmakers and activists seen in the film, waved green handkerchiefs and carried a large banner while walking the Cannes carpet at the premiere of Argentine director Juan Solanas’ “Let...

  • actor May 17, 2019

    Richard Madden Shrugs Off Bond Rumors at Cannes

    Richard Madden donned a James Bond-esque white tuxedo at the Cannes Film Festival, but the actor shrugged off any 007 rumors.

  • Executive May 16, 2019

    Elton John and ‘Rocketman’ Touch Down in Cannes

    Elton John and his biopic “Rocketman” has landed at the Cannes Film Festival where star Taron Egerton was moved to tears after the premiere.

  • Donald Trump May 14, 2019

    Inarritu Laments Trump’s ‘Bricks of Isolation’ at Cannes

    As the red carpet unfurled Tuesday at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival and Jim Jarmusch’s zombie comedy “The Dead Don’t Die” was set to premiere, jury president Alejandro Inarritu criticized U.S. President Donald Trump’s plans for a Mexican border wall and lamented his tweets as “bricks of isolation.”

  • Netflix May 11, 2019

    Alongside Cannes Mainstays, Fresh Faces Try to Stand Out

    Mati Diop only realized long after her Dakar-set “Atlantics” had been selected to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival that she had made history. Diop, the 36-year-old French-born filmmaker of Senegalese heritage, is the first black woman in competition for Cannes’ top honor, the Palme d’Or. The 72nd Cannes Film Festival, which opens Tuesday will feature a lot of familiar...

  • Brad Pitt May 2, 2019

    Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Heads to Cannes

    Quentin Tarantino is going back to Cannes, after all. The director’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” was announced as a late addition to the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday. It will premiere in competition at the upcoming French festival, adding one of the summer’s starriest, most anticipated films to the Cannes’ red carpet. When Cannes’ artistic director Thierry Fremaux...

  • director Mar 29, 2019

    Agnes Varda, French New Wave Pioneer, Dies at 90

    Agnes Varda, the French New Wave pioneer who for decades beguiled, challenged and charmed moviegoers in films that inspired generations of filmmakers, has died. She was 90. Varda’s production company, Cine-Tamaris, said Varda died early morning Friday at her home in Paris from cancer.

  • NBC Jan 22, 2019

    Female Directors Shut Out of Oscar Nominations

    It was an anticipated takeaway from this year’s Oscar nominations announcement, but that doesn’t make it any less unfortunate: Despite a number of worthy contenders to choose from, female filmmakers were shut out of the directing category. Read More

  • America Dec 24, 2018

    Model Heidi Klum Is Engaged to Boyfriend Tom Kaulitz

    On Christmas Eve, Heidi Klum revealed she is engaged to musician Tom Kaulitz. The star made the exciting announcement on Instagram by sharing a picture of the dazzling diamond. She captioned the black and white photo, “I SAID YES.”

  • director Oct 18, 2018

    Film With Fan Bingbing, Bruce Willis Canceled After Tax Case

    The director of “Air Strike,” featuring Chinese actress Fan Bingbing, says the film’s release has been canceled in the wake of her disappearance and conviction on tax evasion charges.

  • Coach Jul 16, 2018

    Vive La France! And a Lot of Other Nations, Too

    Immigrants, sons of immigrants and grandsons of immigrants bonded together with scions of families that have been French for generations, all for the rouge, blanc et bleu. And for only the second time, France is the World Cup champion.

  • Attorney May 20, 2018

    Asia Argento, Weinstein Accuser, Vows at Cannes That Justice Will Come

    Asia Argento, the Italian actress and director who accused disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault, delivered a blistering speech at the closing ceremony of the Cannes Film Festival Saturday, vowing that justice will be served for all sexual predators.

  • Donald Trump May 18, 2018

    Trump Nominates Acting VA Secretary Wilkie for Permanent Job

    In a surprise announcement that caught the candidate off-guard, President Donald Trump said Friday he’ll nominate acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie to permanently lead the beleaguered department. Trump spilled the news about Wilkie at a White House event on prison reform as he introduced Cabinet members in attendance. When Trump got to Wilkie, he said, “I’ll be informing him...

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