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  • Takeshi Kitano Tired of Gangsters and Commercial Constraints

    TOKYO -- The mainstream Japanese film industry came in for a surprising volume of criticism Saturday at a Tokyo event intended to celebrate the iconic comedian, actor and director Takeshi Kitano. The occasion was an on-stage session at which Kitano was...
  • BBC Buys John Boorman's Final Movie 'Queen and Country' for North America

    BBC Worldwide North America has acquired North American rights to John Boorman's "Queen and Country," which the director has said will be his last. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May and was acquired after making its North American...
  • 'Force Majeure' generating an avalanche of moviegoer reactions

    'Force Majeure' generating an avalanche of moviegoer reactions
    Think of it as the art-house answer to "Gone Girl," a movie almost guaranteed to complicate dates, ruin dinners and start many an awkward conversation. "Force Majeure," playing in Los Angeles, is a depiction of an actual snow-on-the-mountain avalanche...
  • China's foreign-language Oscars pick, 'Nightingale,' a surprise move

    China's foreign-language Oscars pick, 'Nightingale,' a surprise move
    For years, mainland China has thrown the big-budget movies of its most-heralded directors into the Oscars' foreign-language film race. Zhang Yimou, known for "Hero" and "House of Flying Daggers," has had seven shots at the Academy Award as China's...
  • Nuri Bilge Ceylan on 'Winter Sleep' and Learning to Love Boring Movies

    To those who may feel intimidated by the prospect of a three-hour-and-16-minute Turkish movie bearing the somnambulant title "Winter Sleep," director Nuri Bilge Ceylan has this advice: don't be afraid to be bored. "To be bored is not important," he says...
  • Darren Aronofsky to Be Jury President at Berlin

    LONDON -- American director, screenwriter and producer Darren Aronofsky will be jury president of the 65th Berlin Intl. Film Festival. "Darren Aronofsky has distinguished himself as an outstanding protagonist in contemporary auteur cinema. In his...
  • Top 3 Pop: 'Mockingjay Part 1,' One Direction CD, 'Foxcatcher'

    'MOCKINJAY PART 1' OPENS 1 "The Hunger Games" begins its final chapter Friday. The games are gone for good, but something larger and more terrifying has taken their place: revolution. After the games, Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) finds herself being...
  • 'Grace of Monaco' receives a muted opening-night reception

     A strange mood hovered over the Cannes Film Festival's opening-night ceremony Wednesday night, as the Grace Kelly biopic "Grace of Monaco" — or one of its versions, anyway — premiered to a muted response at an otherwise hoopla-filled event....
  • Cannes 2014: Sofia Coppola, Willem Dafoe among jury members

    Cannes 2014: Sofia Coppola, Willem Dafoe among jury members
    Youth-friendly, English-language directors and film personalities from Asia will anchor the main competition jury at the Cannes Film Festival when it gets underway next month. Filmmakers Sofia Coppola, and Nicolas Winding Refn will serve on the jury, as...
  • Insider's guide to Cannes Film Festival

    Insider's guide to Cannes Film Festival
    Founded in 1946, the Cannes Film Festival is the world’s most prestigious movie gathering, showcasing the cream of international cinema for discerning and sometimes cranky elites. But it's not just the films that are special iconic — many of...
  • Cannes 2014: Timothy Spall, a grunt no more in Mike Leigh's 'Mr. Turner'

    Timothy Spall shuffles, growls, thrusts, spits and, of course, paints as the prickly artist JMW Turner in “Mr. Turner,” Mike Leigh’s new film about the 19th century great that premieres Thursday night at the Cannes Film Festival. But...