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  • Jimi Hendrix is Reborn Again

    John Ridley's Hendrix biopic, All Is by My Side, starring dead ringer and Outkast member André Benjamin as Jimi (but without any of Jimi's actual music), premiered last month at the Toronto Film Festival (to mixed reviews). On Nov. 5, Bloomsbury publishes Starting At Zero: His Own Story, a collection of Hendrix's own lyrics and writings — on hotel stationary, cigarette packs and beer mats — stitched together with interviews and lyrics. That same day, Experience Hendrix, Jimi's official estate, unleashes their own double-dose: American Masters: Jimi Hendrix — Hear My Train A Comin', a PBS documentary (beefed up with extras for the DVD), and Miami Pop Festival, a CD and double 12" vinyl release marking the first time the Experience's 1968 performance hits the non-bootleg market.
  • There's Always A Sequel

    There's Always A Sequel
    "Who Killed The Electric Car?" might have ended with it's main character no longer among the living; but like Freddy, electric cars have risen from the dead. A new documentary, "Revenge of the Electric Car," directed by Chris Paine, opened last week...

    CANNES WATCH: 'Arabian Nights' canine named Cannes' top dog

    A small white dog named Lucky has taken the award for Cannes' best performance on four legs. The maltipoo — a cross between a Maltese terrier and a poodle — was awarded the Palme Dog at the film festival on Friday for a sparky performance...

    Why Hou Hsiao-Hsien made 'The Assassin' so elliptical

    Why Hou Hsiao-Hsien made 'The Assassin' so elliptical
    Hou Hsiao-Hsien -- the Taiwanese auteur who on Sunday won the director’s prize at the Cannes Film Festival -- was widely praised for his elliptical storytelling in his new film "The Assassin." The wuxia-flavored movie examines a killer whose motives...

    Cannes 2015: Jacques Audiard's 'Dheepan' wins Palme d'Or

    Cannes 2015: Jacques Audiard's 'Dheepan' wins Palme d'Or
    Director Jacques Audiard's film "Dheepan," a drama about three Tamil exiles trying to reconstruct their lives in France, has won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival.  "These people are running away from a tragedy," Audiard told L.A. Times film...