Friday, May 16, 2014
The world's biggest film festival opened in Cannes Wednesday with a blast of controversy as critics mercilessly savaged the opening movie about Hollywood-darling-turned-princess Grace of Monaco.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
It has been savaged as “shameful” before it even comes out, but filmmakers behind “Grace of Monaco” are hoping to put all that behind them Wednesday when the movie kicks off the Cannes Film Festival.
Malik Bendjelloul, the cash-strapped film maker who shot to Hollywood stardom overnight with the Oscar-winning music documentary “Searching for Sugar Man” about an obscure Mexican-American folk-rocker who became a cult hero in apartheid-era South Africa, has died. He was 36.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Five Israeli films feature at the Cannes Film Festival this year, evidence of an industry in bloom because of bigger budgets and recognition of a growing cinematic prowess.
Monday, May 12, 2014
Films about transitioning to adulthood have been a Hollywood staple for years. Some of today's biggest stars got their start as 20-somethings in mostly carefree coming-of-age movies.
Sunday, May 11, 2014
A new film on the 1944 Warsaw uprising has all the blood and gore of a Hollywood thriller but is entirely pieced together from real footage of the doomed anti-Nazi revolt.
Head of the Cannes jury Jane Campion made her name portraying complex, strong-willed female protagonists and knows from first-hand experience that the festival is a place where careers are made.
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Six hours into the back-to-back “24” marathon, Jack Bauer was foiling Russian assassins, trying to save the world from nuclear catastrophe — and holding a Chinese audience spellbound.
Cannes will roll out the red carpet on Wednesday for the start of the world's biggest movie festival, with a line-up of directorial big guns poised to go head-to-head in a year of comebacks, swansongs and star debuts.
Dish says it plans to launch its Internet-delivered TV service by year's end on mobile devices, game consoles and smart TVs for about US$20 to US$30 a month. It will contain live sports, entertainment and children's programming.