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Wednesday, Sep. 9, 2020
Hong Kong director Ann Hui paid tribute to her home city as she received a lifetime achievement award from the Venice International Film Festival.
The acclaimed director said she wanted to "revert this honor back to Hong Kong," the city where she grew up.
"It has given me an...
Thursday, Sep. 3, 2020
Venice Jury President Blanchett, Award Recipient Swinton Praise Berlin Fest's Gender-Neutral Acting Prize Policy
Two stars at the Venice Film Festival, Cate Blanchett and Tilda Swinton, have praised the decision by the Berlin festival to award gender-neutral prizes, with Swinton predicting other award ceremonies will follow suit.
Organizers of the Berlin International Film Festival announced last...
Wednesday, Sep. 2, 2020
The beachfront terrace at the Excelsior Hotel, usually hopping with movie industry VIPs and minor celebrities, is pleasantly quiet. The red carpet has a three-meter-high (ten-foot) wall blocking the public's view. Veteran film-goers walk away dejected after being told they had to reserve seats...
Tuesday, Sep. 1, 2020
Venice is reclaiming its place as a top cultural destination with the opening of the Venice Film Festival — the first major in-person cinema showcase of the coronavirus era after Cannes canceled and other international festivals opted to go mostly online this year.
Italian director Andrea...
Tuesday, Apr. 14, 2020
"Mrs. America," which dramatizes the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) fight that pitted a surprising and determined opponent against a deep bench of supporters, is a marvel in many ways.
The impressive cast includes Cate Blanchett and Margo Martindale. The miniseries was created by a woman,...
Wednesday, Jun. 6, 2018
Steven Soderbergh's "Ocean's Eleven" remake is hard movie to live up to. Its starry charm was backed by a breezy and deceptively dense script full of memorable characters, dizzyingly complex logistics and lively filmmaking that Soderbergh himself couldn't even recreate in the two sequels. But it...
Monday, May. 14, 2018
The leaders of the Cannes Film Festival have signed a gender equality pledge promising to make their selection process more transparent and to push their executive boards toward gender parity.
Cannes director Thierry Fremaux signed the pledge Monday in a packed tent on the Cannes beach,...
Saturday, May. 12, 2018
Eighty-two women climbed the steps of the Palais des Festivals at the Cannes Film Festival in an unprecedented red carpet protest to press for improved gender equality in the film industry.
The number of stars, filmmakers and film industry professionals ascending the steps represented the...
Tuesday, May. 8, 2018
The 71st Cannes Film Festival is opening with the premiere of Asghar Farhadi's "Everybody Knows," starring Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem, but much of the drama at this year's festival is off screen.
The shadow of disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein is looming over this year's Cannes....
Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015
"Carol" is an overwhelmingly beautiful film. It looks like a dream, it sounds like whispered want, and it feels like falling in love in all its stomach turning terror and ecstasy. Even its title rolls elegantly off the tongue.
In "Carol," director...