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May 19, 2018

That’s a wrap on Cannes. The closing night ceremony of the 71st Cannes Film Festival took place this afternoon with President Cate Blanchett presiding over her group of jurors including Lea Seydoux, Kristen Stewart, Ava DuVernay, Denis Villeneuve and m…

Congrats Kore-eda! Winners of the 2018 Cannes Film Festival awards, including the coveted Palme d’Or, were revealed at a glamorous ceremony in Cannes, France this weekend. The big winner this year is beloved Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda, whose new film Shoplifters won the Palme out of 21 films in competition. One of my other favorite films of the festival, Nadine Labaki’s powerful drama Capharnaüm, won the Jury Prize (essentially third prize) which is a relief at least. Spike Lee’s superb BlacKkKlansman won the second prize Grand Prix award. All three of these top winners are very strong, and they’re excellent films worthy of the attention. I wanted Capharnaüm to win the Palme, but at least many of the best films from the fest did earn accolades in other categories (except for Burning). All of the winners are listed below. Here’s the full list of Cannes 2018 winners, with most of the key awards listed below, including Un Certain Regard. I’ll get …

Asia Argento delivered a scathing speech about Harvey Weinstein and issued a terse warning to similar sexual predators during the closing ceremony at the Cannes Film Festival Saturday."In 1997, I was raped by Harvey Weinstein here at Cannes,"…

Provocateur director Gaspar Noé has built his career on scandalous movies like I Stand Alone, Enter the Void, Irreversible, and Love. Now he’s back with Climax, a trippy drama about a group of dancers who drink spiked sangria, and some critics are calling it his best movie yet. Sofia Boutella …

In this edition of sequel bits: A teaser poster (of sorts) for John Wick: Chapter 3 Lethal Weapon 5 might still be happening after all Will Paddington 3 happen? It should, but no one knows yet Bond 25 won’t start production until the end of the year Another behind-the-scenes look at Jurassic World: …

Last week we saw a film from Pawel Pawlikowski that crossed continents and spanned decades and lasted a mere 84 minutes. With the exception of a devastating climax that skips a few years, the majority of The Wild Pear Tree takes place over just a few days. It is more …

After approximately three years, the 2018 Cannes Film Festival is coming to an end, and the Cate Blanchett jury — also consisting of Kristen Stewart, Denis Villeneuve, Ava DuVerny, Chang Chen, Léa Seydoux, Robert Guédiguian, Andrey Zvyagintsev, and Khadja Nin — is about to reveal their decisions. (Will I have the strength to update …

After approximately three years, the 2018 Cannes Film Festival is coming to an end, and the Cate Blanchett jury — also consisting of Kristen Stewart, Denis Villeneuve, Ava DuVerny, Chang Chen, Léa Seydoux, Robert Guédiguian, Andrey Zvyagintsev, and Khadja Nin — is about to reveal their decisions. (Will I have the strength to update …

There is a movie within the movie Knife + Heart and it boasts the slightly euphemistic title of: Homocidal (although I prefer the working title: Anal Fury). It is, in fact, being filmed as we watch, along with a number of other similarly lewd movies. Homocidal is the latest production of Far West …

The all-too-short life of Whitney Houston is the subject of Whitney, a new documentary from Kevin Macdonald. Featuring never-before-seen archival footage and interviews with people closest to Houston, Macdonald’s film attempts to shed light not just on Houston’s career but also traumas from her childhood. Watch the Whitney trailer below. Whitney Trailer Whitney …