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Cannes Film Festival

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  • 'Timbuktu' a compelling exploration of extremism's absurdities

     'Timbuktu' a compelling exploration of extremism's absurdities
    The intriguingly unorthodox "Timbuktu," one of five films vying for a foreign-language Oscar, is a provocative, sometimes satiric drama about the sort of Islamic extremists who make life, especially in the outer reaches, so treacherous these days....
  • Our Level the Playing Field picks: Awards for those Oscar has overlooked

    Our Level the Playing Field picks: Awards for those Oscar has overlooked
    Immense effort and countless dollars go into securing Oscar nominations, not to mention winning the actual awards. But what of those worthy candidates that never have a real shot to compete because of lack of promotional funds, fleeting theatrical...
  • Review: 'Mommy'

    Review: 'Mommy'
    The first half of Montreal-born Xavier Dolan's "Mommy" feels like a modern classic, driven by galvanizing performances from Anne Dorval, Suzanne Clement and Antoine Olivier Pilon. The second half succumbs to a less original, more manipulative brand of...
  • 'Gone With the Bullets' shoots to top of China box office

    'Gone With the Bullets' shoots to top of China box office
    “Gone With the Bullets,” Jiang Wen’s highly anticipated follow-up to “Let the Bullets Fly” took top spot at the mainland China box office last week, debuting with $55.6 million in its first four days in theaters despite last-...
  • Filmmakers see a bigger message in Russia's 'Leviathan'

    The Russian film "Leviathan" is the story of a man fighting to save his home, his livelihood, his family, his dignity and his life, building a sweep and scope that is at once personal and epic. Its dense combination of inspirations may include the...
  • From 'Big Eyes' to 'Mr. Turner': A look back at artist biopics

    From 'Big Eyes' to 'Mr. Turner': A look back at artist biopics
    Whether traditional or radical in style, the artist biopic usually comes with an air of cinematic prestige. This awards season, moviegoers and awards voters have two ambitious but very different examples of the genre to ponder. "Mr. Turner" is filmmaker...
  • Steve Carell to be honored by Santa Barbara film festival

    Steve Carell to be honored by Santa Barbara film festival
    The Santa Barbara International Film Festival named Steve Carell the recipient of its 2015 outstanding performer of the year award for his turn as John du Pont in "Foxcatcher." The Bennett Miller-directed film is based on the true story of an heir to...
  • Youth drama sinks John Woo's 'The Crossing' at Chinese box office

    Youth drama sinks John Woo's 'The Crossing' at Chinese box office
    The nostalgic romantic youth drama “Fleet of Time” sunk director John Woo’s much-anticipated nautical epic “The Crossing: Part 1” at the Chinese box office in the seven days ending Sunday.  “Fleet of Time,”...
  • SAG Awards 2015: Five things to expect at the nominations

    SAG Awards 2015: Five things to expect at the nominations
    No offense to the venerable Hollywood Film Awards, but awards season doesn't actually heat up until Wednesday morning. That's when the Screen Actors Guild will announce its nominations for the best film performances of the year.  This is a big week...
  • Movie 'Foxcatcher' wrestles with John du Pont tragedy

    Filmmaker Bennett Miller was attending a DVD signing at Manhattan's Tower Records about eight years ago when a stranger approached him with a manila envelope. The man, who turned out to be producer Tom Heller, handed the director a package filled with...
  • 'Right Stuff' Helmer Philip Kaufman to Receive Camerimage Award

    LONDON -- Writer-director Philip Kaufman, whose credits include "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" and "The Right Stuff," will receive a lifetime achievement award for directing at Camerimage, a film festival that celebrates the art of cinematography....