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Entertainment

Ostlund’s ‘Square’ wins Palme d’Or – Coppola bags best director award

CANNES, France, May 29, (AFP): Swedish satire “The Square”, a send-up of political correctness and the confused identity of the modern male, won the Palme …

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Kruger ditches glamour to win at ‘Cannes Fest’ – Phoenix wins best actor

And she played a US homicide cop in the FX series “The Bridge” set in the drug violence-torn border city of Ciudad Juarez. Kruger has …

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Music legacy of Philly ‘vast’ but hard to find – Fan remembers Allman

Detroit has the Motown Museum. Mississippi has a blues trail. Memphis has Graceland, Sun Studio and the Stax Museum of American Soul. But in Philadelphia …

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Manchester horror looms over ‘Fade’ – ‘Film changed me’

CANNES, France, May 27, (AFP): Hollywood actress Diane Kruger said Friday she took her new film role as a mother who loses her family in …

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‘Improvisation’ way of life, says trumpeter Maalouf – Sgt Pepper revisited

BEIRUT, May 27, (Agencies): For star trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf, famed for his award-winning film soundtracks and jazz-inspired mixing of eastern and western sounds, improvisation is …

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Myanmar’s ‘Venerable W’ chills Cannes – Kubrick’s little-known right-hand man takes a bow in fest

CANNES, France, May 24, (AFP): Barbet Schroeder spent months with Ugandan dictator Idi Amin at the height of his power, when corpses would wash up …

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Pitt goes all out in flawed satire ‘War’ – Smart, genuinely interesting film

Here’s a general rule of thumb: If you’re going to rely heavily on voiceover to tell your movie’s story, and exclusively so in the first …

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Charlatans melodic on ‘Days’ – Air tours, sees end

The Charlatans, “Different Days” (BMG) There are two parts to The Charlatans’ 13th album, “Different Days” — the first with sunny melodies and the other …

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‘Tree’ tour timely 30 yrs later – Woods honor southern rock tradition

U2 still has as much to say about America as when they made “The Joshua Tree” 30 years ago. On “The Joshua Tree” tour, they’re …

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Korea’s ‘film noir’ movies wow Cannes – Hidden dragon: fest eyes elusive Chinese movie market

SEOUL, May 23, (AFP): Beyond the gleaming towers of modern high-tech Seoul, it is the dark past of South Korea’s years of dictatorship, violence and …

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