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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...
  • 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...
  • Archive: When Chicago and Essanay Films created Hollywood

    Archive: When Chicago and Essanay Films created Hollywood
      This article originally ran in the Tribune on July 22, 2007 With the new "Batman" movie shooting on the streets of Chicago at the moment, it's a good time to remember how those streets looked on film a century ago. A hundred years ago this Friday, a...
  • Digital upstarts upend tradition at Cannes Film Festival

    Digital upstarts upend tradition at Cannes Film Festival
    The market at the Cannes Film Festival, where international movie rights are bought and sold, has long been a bastion of the old-school film industry. Theatrical viewing is central. The same deal makers have been attending for decades. Signs of the...
  • 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...
  • Cannes 2015: Jacques Audiard's 'Dheepan' a surprise Palme d'Or winner

     Cannes 2015: Jacques Audiard's 'Dheepan' a surprise Palme d'Or winner
    The perennial bridesmaid became the bride Sunday night at the Festival de Cannes. French director Jacques Audiard, who has been here numerous times starting with his first film in 1994, finally won the Palme d'Or for "Dheepan." An intense, emotionally...
  • Cannes 2015: 'Youth' finds Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel getting cheeky

    The Cannes Film Festival — which wound down Sunday with its handing out of the prestigous  Palme d'Or — is notable for the stars who gather to talk about a wide range of films. Sometimes those conversations unfold as you expect. And...
  • 'Dheepan' wins, France dominates Cannes Film Festival awards

    CANNES, France -- The French had a very good night at the 68th Cannes Film Festival. The Palme d’Or went to director Jacques Audiard’s hard-charging drama “Dheepan,” about a trio of Sri Lankan refugees posing as a family and making...
  • Audiard's 'Dheepan' wins Palme d'Or in upset Cannes finale

    Audiard's 'Dheepan' wins Palme d'Or in upset Cannes finale
    The 68th Cannes Film Festival was brought to a surprising close Sunday with Jacques Audiard's Sri Lankan refugee film taking the festival's coveted top honor, the Palme d'Or. The choice if "Dheepan," as selected by a jury led by Joel and Ethan Coen,...
  • Krisha Fairchild is a breakout star - at age 64

    Krisha Fairchild is a breakout star - at age 64
    At a beach-side Cannes Film Festival party, Cannes Film Festival things were going on. Young women of model-esque builds were flaunting skin and Hermès. Men in boat shoes and cream-colored jackets were sipping wine. Photographers were whipping their...