The case against theater and film director Kirill Serebrennikov is widely seen as part of a crackdown on freedom of expression in Russia.
“Julian is a political prisoner who has been demonised in the press,” said journalist, hacker and WikiLeaks representative Jacob Applebaum to applause.
Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara are beautifully balanced in this love story, but Todd Haynes’ overstylized cinematography is downright distracting.
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.
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 Basically, I love movies about moviemaking .
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).
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. I think of it as the “Hiroshima Mon Amour” scam.
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).
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
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.