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  • 'Dheepan' wins, France dominates Cannes Film Festival awards

    CANNES, France -- The French had a very good night at the 68th Cannes Film Festival. The Palme d’Or went to director Jacques Audiard’s hard-charging drama “Dheepan,” about a trio of Sri Lankan refugees posing as a family and making precarious new lives for themselves in the Paris projects.
  • 'Animals' is an authentic story of addiction

    'Animals' is an authentic story of addiction
    The story of substance abuse has been done roughly a billion times. Yet the SXSW award-winning “Animals,” set and filmed in Chicago, has confidence and authenticity to spare. Jude (former Uptown resident David Dastmalchian of “...

    Amy Schumer to star in, co-write mother-daughter comedy for Fox

    Amy Schumer to star in, co-write mother-daughter comedy for Fox
    "Trainwreck" writer-actress Amy Schumer sure doesn't seem to be in any danger of derailing. The ascendant comedian has signed on to star in and co-write an untitled mother-daughter comedy for Fox, a studio spokesperson confirmed to The Times. Schumer...

    They'll be back: Sequels abound this summer movie season

    They'll be back: Sequels abound this summer movie season
    NEW YORK — "I'll be back," the line Arnold Schwarzenegger first uttered more than 30 years ago in that indelible manly monotone, belongs to the Terminator, of course. But it also might as well be the official slogan of the summer movie season. It'...

    'Pitch Perfect 2' and beyond: Female filmgoers flex new box-office clout

    'Pitch Perfect 2' and beyond: Female filmgoers flex new box-office clout
    When Rebel Wilson, Anna Kendrick and Brittany Snow walked down the carpet at the premiere of "Pitch Perfect 2," the roars of mostly female fans screaming their names resembled an a cappella medley from the film itself. "I just love their girl power,"...