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Same-Sex Marriage: The New Normal

An estimated 150,000 people took to the streets of the French capital Sunday to protest the same-sex legislation signed into law last week. Meanwhile, in the south of the country, the Palme d’Or, the highest honor of the Cannes Film Festival, was awarded to “Blue Is the Warmest Color,” a long and very explicit movie about a teenager’s wakening lesbianism.

Posted on May 29, 2013 READ MORE



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Movies About the Movies: ‘Marilyn’ Charms, ‘The Artist’ Bombs

Basically, I love movies about moviemaking. And basically, Hollywood loves making these movies. They have been a well-established genre since Chaplin was a pup. And a pretty good genre it is—there’s nothing like self-regard to bring out the feverish in people.

Posted on Nov 25, 2011 READ MORE



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Sarkozy to Obama: Netanyahu Is a ‘Liar’

In a hot mic moment now heard around the world, French President Nicolas Sarkozy was reportedly caught gossiping to President Barack Obama about Israeli Prime Minister Benajmin Netanyahu at last week’s G-20 summit in Cannes, proving that not even heads of state ... (more)

Posted on Nov 8, 2011 READ MORE



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‘The Tree of Life’: Terrence Malick Syndrome Strikes Again

This will not do—either as philosophy or as the conclusion of a picture that has wasted close to two and half hours of our time with its twaddling pretenses. But it is not quite the end of our concern with it.

Posted on May 29, 2011 READ MORE



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Cannes Bans Von Trier for Nazi Zingers

If he was indeed joking, Lars Von Trier needs to work a bit on his act, not to mention the material. The notoriously difficult Danish director shocked the crowd at France’s Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday by proclaiming, during a panel about his new film, “Melancholia” ... (more)

Posted on May 19, 2011 READ MORE


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Clint Eastwood to Spike Lee: Shut Your Face

Clint Eastwood doesn’t mince words about his opinion concerning Spike Lee’s criticisms of Eastwood films like “Flags of Our Fathers” and “Bird.” Lee has repeatedly called Eastwood on the carpet for his racial politics in those movies. Well, Eastwood has offered Lee quite the definitive comeback: “A guy like him should shut his face.” Updated

Posted on Jun 6, 2008 READ MORE


Sharon Stone
AP photo / Matt Sayles, File

Sharon Stone’s Quake Comment Causes Uproar in China

Chinese moviegoers aren’t going to rush to see any more Sharon Stone flicks (if they ever did), and, as execs at Christian Dior realized, they won’t be in a hurry to buy products she promotes after she speculated at Cannes last week about the possibility that the devastating earthquake in China on May 12 represented a form of karmic retribution for the Chinese government’s treatment of Tibetans.

Posted on May 29, 2008 READ MORE


Che at Cannes
AP photo / Carlo Allegri

‘Che’ Goes to Cannes

One of the most hotly anticipated contenders at this year’s Cannes Film Festival is “Che,” Steven Soderbergh’s lengthy biopic of iconic Argentine revolutionary Che Guevara, featuring Benicio del Toro in the title role. However, whether the excitement surrounding the “Che” screening at the French film fest is any indication that moviegoers will flock to the (currently) 4-hour-plus production remains to be seen.

Posted on May 22, 2008 READ MORE


Penn in Cannes
AP photo / Lionel Cironneau

Sean Penn Talks Politics at Cannes

Actor Sean Penn has already made waves at the Cannes Film Festival, where he’s leading this year’s jury, by weighing in about the presidential race back home—and by pointedly bucking the local smoking ban. Suffice it to say that Penn won’t be joining Oprah on one of her pep rallies for Barack Obama anytime soon.

Posted on May 15, 2008 READ MORE


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Clooney and Damon Are “Obama Guys”

Sen. Hillary Clinton was gearing up on Thursday for a young Hollywood campaign fund-raiser—and not a moment too soon.  Time magazine reported from the Cannes Film Festival that “Oceans 13” studs George Clooney and Matt Damon are enthusiastic about Barack Obama’s  ‘08 presidential bid.

Posted on May 31, 2007 READ MORE


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Moore Pays Foe’s Health Bills

Michael Moore is enjoying major buzz at the Cannes Film Festival for his new film, “Sicko,”  about the U.S. healthcare system.  Meanwhile, one of his staunchest detractors has discovered that the anonymous benefactor who paid off his sick wife’s $12,000 yearly medical insurance bill was none other than the documentary filmmaker.

Posted on May 18, 2007 READ MORE



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Lawrence Bender: The Truthdig Interview

Bender, the producer of every Quentin Tarantino movie, describes how he produced the Al Gore global warming documentary “An Inconvenient Truth.” Check out:

  • Why he thought a guy nicknamed “The Robot” would a compelling documentary subject
  • His take on Gore’s inability to capitalize on global warming when he was in office
  • Bender’s recognition that climate change barely registers on most voters’ minds

  • Posted on May 23, 2006 READ MORE


    Gore and Drudge
    Matt Drudge removed from his web site an apparently false story about Al Gore being hypocritically unfriendly to the environment after a blogger called him on it.

    Drudge Falsely Smears Gore

    We usually don’t like to point to mud fights, but on something as deadly serious as global warming, we thought it proper to call out conservative Internet kingpin Matt Drudge, who tried to peddle the apparently false story that Gore & Co. were hypocritically environmentally unfriendly at the Cannes Film Festival.

    Posted on May 22, 2006 READ MORE


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    ‘Da Vinci’ Secret Is Out: Most Critics Hate It

    After all that hand-wringing by Christian leaders about the deleterious influence that the movie would have on the faithful, it turns out that the film is stillborn.

    Posted on May 17, 2006 READ MORE


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