Friday , September 21 2018


‘Gotti’ a candid tell-all on most notorious gangster

Cannes recognises Travolta’s juicy role LOS ANGELES, May 21, (RTRS): Shame on Cannes. In what appears to be a deal with the devil, or one made with a gun to the back of his head, Cannes director Thierry Fremaux inexplicably agreed to give “Gotti” — the — a spot at …

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Japan wins Cannes top prize

Kore-eda, Japanese master whose films never lack heart A tumultuous Cannes Film Festival concluded Saturday with the Palme d’Or awarded to Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s “Shoplifters,” a tender portrait of a poor, impoverished family, while Harvey Weinstein accuser Asia Argento vowed justice will come to all sexual predators. At the …

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‘In My Room’ a survivalist drama

You can’t call a film “In My Room” if you don’t want Brian Wilson’s spare, melancholic verses for the Beach Boys song of the same title to spring to mind: “Now it’s dark and I’m alone/But I won’t be afraid/In my room.” That indeed captures the mood of Ulrich Kohler’s …

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Arab cinema back with a bang at the Cannes

Female Arab directors make a splash CANNES, France, May 17, (AFP): A boy who takes his parents to court for having him is one of a wave of Arab films making people sit up and take notice at the Cannes Film Festival. Not since 1970 have two Arab films been …

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Vox Cinemas opens the doors in all-new The Avenues

Multiplex brings Kids, Max signature concepts to Kuwaiti audiences KUWAIT CITY, May 17: Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia opens its first VOX Cinemas location at The Avenues in Kuwait. Located in the newly launched expansion (Grand …

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Standout shorts from Kuwait, Bahrain crowned winners

Small Screen, Big Film Festival offers new platform for aspiring filmmakers in Gulf DUBAI, May 17: Three filmmakers have taken home the grand prize at the first ever Small Screen, Big Film festival after voting by the public and acclaimed jury members from across the globe. ‘Lost’ by Hassan Abdulla …

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‘Asako I & II’ explores mysteries of the heart – Enigmatic romance

LOS ANGELES, May 16, (Agencies): In enigmatic romance “Asako I & II,” the willful heroine can’t choose between two lovers who look exactly the same. Japanese independent director Ryusuke Hamaguchi uses this rather unlikely premise to explore the mysteries of the heart. Catapulted straight to the main competition in Cannes …

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Reynold’s ‘Deadpool 2’ insane as ever – Film doesn’t disappoint

At a recent screening of “Deadpool 2,” the audience didn’t get up when the end credits came up, patiently sitting through the scrolling names of visual effects supervisors and lighting specialists. Real “Deadpool” fans know to stick around until the ushers toss them out. That’s because the filmmakers aren’t content …

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‘3 Faces’ explores actress life in Iran

2 directors, barred at home, still speak loudly at Cannes CANNES, France, May 14, (Agencies): Despite being banned from making movies, Jafar Panahi delivered one at Cannes which tackles the hot topic of the moment: the problems women actors face in a male-dominated world. “3 Faces” is the story of …

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‘Girls of the Sun’ divides Cannes – Kurdish women fighters film sparks row

CANNES, France, May 13, (Agencies): A harrowing film about Kurdish women fighters taking on Islamic State jihadists sparked a furious row between critics at the Cannes Film Festival Sunday — with some being accused of misogyny. “Girls of the Sun”, which follows a platoon of Yazidi women battling the extremists …

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