| May 16, 2014
| 12:47 PM
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...
| May 15, 2014
| 1:32 PM
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.
| May 18, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Seventy years ago next month, the Americans made a historic landing in France.
They're at it again.
At this year's Cannes Film Festival, the prestigious and peculiarly French cinema gathering now underway, many of the hottest titles don't come from an...
| May 16, 2014
| 12:37 PM
Atom Egoyan is a filmmaker who can seem in perfect control of every frame. And yet, as anyone who’s seen the last 15 minutes of "Chloe" knows, sometimes the story seems all too in control of him.
The Canadian director, who’s always...
| May 19, 2014
| 9:26 AM
Outside the luxurious Carlton Hotel, a pair of genuine Soviet-made tanks with Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mel Gibson and Harrison Ford inside are idling in the driveway as part of a publicity stunt for the forthcoming "The Expendables 3."...
| May 24, 2014
| 1:02 PM
The longest film in the Festival de Cannes walked off with the biggest prize Saturday night as Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s three-hour and 16-minute “Winter Sleep” took home the Palme d’Or.
Turkish director Ceylan was visibly moved...
| May 25, 2014
| 8:00 AM
For more than a decade, the Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan has been reliably bringing a movie to the Cannes Film Festival every time he had a new one, starting with the odd-couple class drama “Distant” in 2002 and continuing with new works...
| May 23, 2014
| 3:00 AM
There were swarms of people in tuxedos and cocktail dresses, which meant it was time for Felix Hausfater to start working it.
The 19-year-old medical student from Paris caught the eye of a promising lead, gestured meaningfully, then realized it was...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 4:24 PM
The life and career of Misty Upham has been cut tragically short, with authorities in Washington state positively identifying a body found at the bottom of an embankment as that of the Native American actress.
Upham, 32, was neither a major star nor...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 4:30 PM
It's only October, yet the predictions have already been rolling out for the next Academy Awards, still five months away. And though it seems to be said every year, 2015 is truly shaping up to be one of the most competitive best actor races ever....
| Oct 15, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"WE MAY not know why we need Nicolas Cage, but plainly we do. The hyperactive one-man train wreck is the dude we all want to spend our last 24 hours with before a nuclear war. Because retaining dignity sure won't be much of an issue then."