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  • Cannes 2015: Weinstein Company makes a 'Hateful Eight' push

    Cannes 2015: Weinstein Company makes a 'Hateful Eight' push
    One of the more telling annual moments of the Cannes Film Festival, at least where U.S. releases are concerned, is an event at which the Weinstein Co. trots out footage and stars from its upcoming slate. Last year that upfront, a media-packed soiree...
  • Cannes: Hirokazu Kore-eda deftly explores family in 'Our Little Sister'

    Cannes: Hirokazu Kore-eda deftly explores family in 'Our Little Sister'
    CANNES, France — The press-day publicity apparatus that surrounds directors of competition films at the Festival de Cannes is never less than surreal, but it feels especially out of place when the filmmaker in question is Japan's Hirokazu Kore-eda....
  • Cannes 2015: 'Mad Max: Fury Road' has George Miller shaping the future

    Cannes 2015: 'Mad Max: Fury Road' has George Miller shaping the future
    Though it came to be his signature work, the Australian director George Miller wasn’t exactly looking to revisit "Mad Max." He long thought the franchise, which of course helped augur a new action-movie era over its three installments between 1979...
  • Spike Lee's 'Chiraq' inspired by ancient Greek comedy about a sex strike

    Spike Lee's 'Chiraq' inspired by ancient Greek comedy about a sex strike
    More news about Spike Lee's "Chiraq" is trickling out. The movie will be based on an ancient Greek comedy about a battle of the sexes, according to ScreenDaily. That may come as a surprise to those who have made assumptions (based on the polarizing...
  • Kanye West will not be in Spike Lee's 'Chiraq'

    Kanye West will not be in Spike Lee's 'Chiraq'
    Despite earlier reports that Kanye West was among the Chicago natives attached to Spike Lee's "Chiraq," representatives for the Grammy-winning performer tell Pitchfork he "will not be starring in 'Chiraq.' However, there are discussions for West's...
  • Film challenges Hasidic community

    Film challenges Hasidic community
    Since he moved into Montreal's Mile End District, Maxime Giroux — the Canadian director and co-screenwriter for "Felix and Meira" — was obsessed with telling a story of a connection between a "hipster" from that neighborhood and someone from...
  • Cannes 2015: Lupita Nyong'o is belle of the fashion ball

    Cannes 2015: Lupita Nyong'o is belle of the fashion ball
    The Cannes Film Festival, which opened Wednesday evening in France, boasts the most high-profile international red carpet next to the Oscars. Lupita Nyong’o was the belle of the ball at the opening night premiere of the film “Standing Tall,&...
  • An Oscar for 'The Artist,' but Jean Dujardin's real 'Connection' is as a French actor

    It's been four years since "The Artist" changed French actor Jean Dujardin's life. The former stand-up comic was popular in France and had starred in hits such as director Michel Hazanavicius' spy comedies "OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies" (2006) and "OSS...
  • Florida Film Festival: Golden moments

    Florida Film Festival: Golden moments
    "Mr. Gold," a look at a gold-suited sign turner in Orlando, may run just four minutes, but it has secured a spot at the Florida Film Festival. "For me, it's just a big honor. I've lived here all my life," said Brian Carlson, 29, of Lockhart. "I've...
  • Cannes 2015 preview: Pixar tales to murderous 'Macbeth'

    Cannes 2015 preview: Pixar tales to murderous 'Macbeth'
    Jewel thieves lurking along the French Riviera: what a glamorous, movie-friendly cliche. It's a bit of a shock when millions of dollars in diamonds are swiped, at gunpoint, for real. Earlier this month, armed thieves made off with $19 million in...
  • Chicago Critics Film Fest takes over the Music Box

    Chicago Critics Film Fest takes over the Music Box
    This weekend the Music Box Theatre, which feels festive even without a festival going on, showcases the third annual Chicago Critics Film Festival. The curators are local critics, chief among them Brian Tallerico of rogerebert.com, Erik Childress of...