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  • Cannes 2015: In Amy Winehouse doc, profiling talent, and tragedy

    Cannes 2015: In Amy Winehouse doc, profiling talent, and tragedy
    The history of pop music is filled with far too many untimely demises. But for all the cultural lumping together of these tragedies, they're hardly as similar as we tend to believe. In "Amy," a new documentary about the late musician Amy Winehouse, we...
  • 'Hitchcock/Truffaut' looks at great directors' careers

    It is, film people agree, one of the few indispensable books on the movies. It's the printed record of an unprecedented conversation, a tape-recorded colloquy between two exceptional directors, Alfred Hitchcock and François Truffaut, talking candidly...
  • Jacques Audiard finds romance pulsing in steely 'Dheepan'

    It's been three years since I talked to French director Jacques Audiard at the Festival de Cannes for his "Rust and Bone," six since I interviewed him about his exceptional, Grand Prize-winning "Un Prophète." When I complimented him on how much his...
  • Cannes 2015: From 'Da Vinci' to hard-core, no lack of variety

    Cannes 2015: From 'Da Vinci' to hard-core, no lack of variety
    Trudging up the aisle just now, at the conclusion of the crazy little 3D widescreen hard-core Gaspar Noe film called "Love," my thoughts turned from porno guitar chords to "The Da Vinci Code." Yep, "The Da Vinci Code." No sex in that one. That was the...
  • 'The Lesson' review: A teacher's dire despair

    'The Lesson' review: A teacher's dire despair
    Loosely based on a real-life incident employed effectively by the filmmakers as a last-act plot twist, Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov's "The Lesson" is a spare, stripped-to-essentials drama about economic stress and mounting desperation that...
  • Newlyweds Nikki Reed, Ian Somerhalder heat up Cannes red carpet

    Newlyweds Nikki Reed, Ian Somerhalder heat up Cannes red carpet
    Hey, it's the Somerhalders! Newlyweds Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder made their first post-marital red carpet appearance at the 68th Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday. The "Twilight" actress, 27, and "The Vampire Diaries" star, 36, traipsed up the...
  • Cannes 2015: 'Son of Saul' turns a festival upside down

    Cannes 2015: 'Son of Saul' turns a festival upside down
    Movies about the Holocaust constitute a longstanding genre, with a wide range of filmmakers plumbing many angles and storylines in the 70 years since the atrocities came to an end. So a first-time director would hardly seem like the odds-on choice to...
  • Cannes 2015: For 'Mediterranea' director, boat people as film drama

    Cannes 2015: For 'Mediterranea' director, boat people as film drama
    To make "Mad Max: Fury Road," the director George Miller eschewed the usual filmmaking shortcuts in favor of shoots in the gritty Namibian desert. Jonas Carpignano adopted a similar mindset, but for a very different movie. To prepare for "Mediterranea,"...
  • 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...
  • Blythe Danner steps out with star turn in 'I'll See You in My Dreams'

     Blythe Danner steps out with star turn in 'I'll See You in My Dreams'
    When Blythe Danner turned 70, her daughter threw her a surprise party. Gwyneth Paltrow even decorated a cake for her mother: The icing read, "A Streetcar Named Retired." "I said, 'Beg your pardon?'" Danner recalled. "She thought that was hilarious,...
  • Why are we talking more about women's shoes than women's work at Cannes?

    Why are we talking more about women's shoes than women's work at Cannes?
    A debate played out in the newsroom Tuesday (along with many workplaces, I imagine) over which is more uncomfortable: neckties or high heels. Inspired by shoegate — the controversy that arose when several women were turned away from a screening at...