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Entertainment

Biting Turkish satire scores at Cannes – Allen’s golden-age H’wood love story kicks off

CANNES, France, May 12, (AFP): There is an almost unbearable moment early in the biting Turkish black comedy “Album” — which premieres at the Cannes …

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Clooney gets a conscience in ‘Monster’ – Women directors seen as ‘too risky’

CANNES, France, May 12, (Agencies): George Clooney plays a Jim Cramer-like television personality who’s forced to grow a conscience when a disgruntled viewer holds him …

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Cheers for ‘Brexit the Movie’ – Depp to star in Strauss-Kahn-inspired film

LONDON, May 12, (Agencies): Britain’s EU referendum campaign took a film star turn on Wednesday as Brexit supporters took to the red carpet in black …

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‘Sweet Dreams’ sentimental drama on mother love – Bellocchio’s latest lacks complexity and power

LOS ANGELES, May 12, (RTRS): Italy’s famed devotion to the ideal of “mamma” is one of the peninsula’s notable characteristics, yet one would expect veteran …

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Cannes kicks off glamour festival – Anti-terror measures in place

CANNES, France, May 11, (Agencies): With almost enough star wattage to forget the grim anti-terror measures in place, the Cannes Film Festival opens Wednesday with …

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Nothing original in ‘Cafe Society’ – Allen on aging, fame and being a ‘romantic’

LOS ANGELES, May 11, (AP): Going into a new Woody Allen film, there’s always the hope that it’s going to be major, like “Blue Jasmine,” …

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Russia-Ukraine duel to steal spotlight – French performer may melt hearts with his act

STOCKHOLM, May 11, (Agencies): Will it be a fierce musical duel between geopolitical foes Russia and Ukraine? Or is it at last France’s turn to …

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Arthouse directors drive genre films at Cannes – Auteurs go A-list

LOS ANGELES, May 11, (RTRS):  From indies to studio fare, genre films are being driven by auteurs in the Cannes festival lineup and marketplace as …

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Love & Friendship delights in language, scheming – Stillman’s film a talky tale

It was the comedy, not the romance, in Jane Austen’s work that drew writer-director Whit Stillman to her unfinished novella “Lady Susan.” Stillman spent years …

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Sisterhood ‘honors’ friend – Traveling Prom Dress keeps memory alive

ARLINGTON, Mass, May 10, (AP): “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” now has a real-life version: The Sisterhood of the Traveling Prom Dress. The last …

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