2019 Cannes Film Festival: Toni Garrn Cohosts Charity Cannes Lunch With Amend

GIVING BACK: “I first worked here when I did a Chanel cruise show up on that hill, I remember walking down was weird, walking up was weird, too. I love this location and I’ve supported a lot of amfARs here,” said Toni Garrn, slipping into her seat at a charity lunch and auction she cohosted with Amend on Friday on the terrace of the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc, with views across the Mediterranean.
Over 130,000 euros was raised at the event, with event producer Andy Boose auctioning off items including a Terry O’Neill photo of David Bowie and Elizabeth Taylor and a Chopard Happy Love watch. Guests included Remo Ruffini, John Nollet, Ellen von Unwerth and Daria Strokous, with the funds raised going to Amend’s programs for preventing road traffic injuries to children in Africa and the Toni Garrn Foundation, which supports education initiatives for girls in Africa.
In business mode, Garrn wore a pink suit by Victoria Hayes. “I feel like a Barbie,” said the model-turned-actor, whose latest roles include playing a German secret agent in “Spider-Man: Far From Home.”
“I have a very strong German accent, it’s really fun. I get to give Tom [Holland], who plays Spiderman, a new suit because

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2019 Cannes Film Festival: Eva Longoria On Hollywood’s ‘Sisterhood and Community of Information”

CANNES, France — “I was lucky because it was called ‘Desperate Housewives’ and not ‘Desperate Husbands,’” quipped Eva Longoria during a Kering Women in Motion talk at the Majestic Hotel on Friday.
The Time’s Up co-founder, whose activism and charitable work has taken on a sense of urgency since having her son, said that the organization is studying what role it can play in the 2020 elections in the U.S. “We’re trying to figure out how can we have an impact, not only with the presidential election, but in state governments. We see what’s happening in Alabama right now, which is crazy, archaic, not progressive, not American,” she said, referencing that state’s banning of all abortions.
On the goal set by Time’s Up to achieve 50-50 equality in the workplace in Hollywood by 2020, “The statistics are going the wrong way, we’re not improving,” she said.
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Game of Thrones creators to direct Star Wars film

The creators of Game of Thrones will swap Westeros for a galaxy far far away when they direct an upcoming Star Wars film.
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Amy Poehler, Issa Rae Among Honorees for Women in Film Gala

LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE LADIES: Women in Film Los Angeles has revealed the honorees who will receive awards at its annual gala on June 12 — and Amy Poehler and Issa Rae are at the top of the list.
The Women in Film entrepreneur in entertainment award will go to Poehler, while Rae will take the emerging entrepreneur award. Australian actress Elizabeth Debicki, known for her role in Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby” and who is currently working on an as-yet-untitled Christopher Nolan project, will receive the Max Mara face of the future award. Oscar award-winning producer Cathy Schulman is to win the Crystal Award for advocacy in entertainment for her work as chief executive officer and president of Welle Entertainment — the first woman-facing film and television production and finance company in Hollywood.
Women in Film will debut a few changes this year. First, the name: this event used to be called the Crystal + Lucy Awards. There’s also a new category, the Member’s Choice Award. The recipient will be revealed during the show.
“We set out to pivot the event to highlight community, advocacy and entrepreneurship…this year’s honorees’ collective body of work truly embodies those values,” co-chairs Amy Baer, Esther

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Rami Malek and Fleabag writer revealed for next Bond film

Oscar-winner Rami Malek has been confirmed to star in the next Bond film, with Fleabag writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge due to add a bit of comedy magic to the script.
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As Durst Murder Case Goes Forward, HBO’s Film Will Also Be on Trial

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Why Airbnb Produced Documentary ‘Gay Chorus Deep South,’ Its First-Ever Film (EXCLUSIVE)

The latest player to hit the film-festival circuit may be a bit unexpected: Airbnb, the travel-accommodations booking marketplace, developed, financed and produced documentary film “Gay Chorus Deep South,” set to premiere at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival on April 29. It’s the company’s very first feature film. Directed by David Charles Rodrigues, “Gay Chorus Deep […]

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Beyonce drops live album with Netflix film

Critics heap praise on the star’s new project – which chronicles her 2018 Coachella performance.
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Danny Boyle and Irvine Walsh reunite for Alan McGee film

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Film Review: ‘Run This Town’

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Title of final Star Wars revealed – and film includes Carrie Fisher

The final part of the latest Star Wars trilogy will be called Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and the movie includes Carrie Fisher, director JJ Abrams has revealed.
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Bill Wyman film axed from festival after complaints

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Amazon defends dropping Woody Allen film deal

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‪Pharrell Williams Teases Short Film for Chanel Collaboration‬

PARIS — The Chanel-Pharrell collection is landing soon: Pharrell Williams teased some looks from his eagerly awaited collaboration with the French luxury brand in a 15-second clip posted to his Instagram account on Friday. 
The segment shows a group of women and men lounging after dark, dressed in the rainbow outfits from the capsule. Williams is seen holding a glowing orb inside his mouth, to eerie effect, while in another scene, a television screen in a grand apartment shows black-and-white footage of the label’s founder, Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, talking about elegance.

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Williams has a long-standing relationship with Chanel and the late Karl Lagerfeld, its creative director for 36 years, starting with their sneaker launch at the now-defunct Paris concept store Colette in 2017.
 The “Happy” singer, who has won 10 Grammy Awards and heads the multimedia collective I Am Other, was previously one of the ambassadors of the Gabrielle handbag, has walked in its runway shows and appeared in a movie directed by Lagerfeld for which

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Lupita Nyong’o accessed her ‘dark side’ in new film Us

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BlacKkKlansman Star John David Washington to Star in Christopher Nolan’s New Film

Christopher Nolan has landed on BlacKkKlansman’s John David Washington to be the lead in his upcoming film, reported by Variety.

Nolan’s unknown film has a July 17, 2020 release – a slot that Warner Bros. usually saves for the director, in which four out of his past five films have released during that film slot.

The untitled project has been kept largely under wraps, with even those in the industry having no knowledge on the roles and what the film is about as they go into meetings.

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Netflix to remove real disaster footage from Bird Box film

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Child actor who stayed at Neverland in U-turn after seeing Jackson film

A former child star who spent time at Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch has said he can “no longer defend” the late singer.
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Lakeshore Entertainment Shops Film Library, Eyes Expansion Into Television (EXCLUSIVE)

Lakeshore Entertainment has put its film library on the block as it seeks to expand its activities in television. The company quietly began shopping its 300-title library earlier this year. Moelis & Co. is handling the sale process. “Over the past 20 years, Lakeshore has built a top-tier 300-title motion picture library through production and […]

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HBO Film Revives Lurid Claims, Imperiling Thriving Michael Jackson Estate

Mr. Jackson died deep in debt. Now his estate is worth billions. Will the new film, “Leaving Neverland,” focused on two men’s accounts of sexual abuse, damage his posthumous career?
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‘Centuries of entitlement’: Thompson quits Lasseter film

Emma Thompson has revealed she withdrew from an animated project with filmmaker John Lasseter due to his past allegations of sexual misconduct.
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Aubrey Plaza and More Showcase Chic Styles on 2019 Independent Film Awards Red Carpet

Aubrey Plaza, 2019 Film Independent Spirit AwardsThere’s just one more major carpet to unroll before the 2019 Oscars…get ready for the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards!
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‘Working title’ for Craig’s final Bond film raises eyebrows

The next James Bond film – the final instalment to star Daniel Craig – has been given the working title of Shatterhand, according to reports.
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Berlin Film Review: ‘Who You Think I Am’

For a film that hinges entirely on the deceptive nature of appearances, it’s appropriate that “Who You Think I Am” wears a few genre disguises itself en route to a double-edged conclusion. Leading Juliette Binoche’s unhappily divorced academic through the tricks and turns of online catfishing, the film’s premise seems poised at any minute to […]

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London Calling! Check Out the Most Stylish Celebs at the 2019 BAFTA Film Awards & Vote for Your Favorite

Lily Collins, 2019 BAFTAsLondon called, and these stylish celebs listened!
On Sunday, while America was celebrating the biggest night in music at the 2019 Grammy Awards, across the pond in the U.K. film stars…

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Baftas 2019: Stars celebrate at UK film awards

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David Bowie’s son says new film ‘won’t have dad’s music’

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Critic’s Notebook: The Sundance Film Festival Comes Through (Again!)

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New Beatles film based on ‘treasure trove’ of unseen footage

A new film about The Beatles has been announced, featuring hours of previously unseen footage giving the “ultimate fly-on-the-wall experience”.
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Oscars 2019: James Bulger film to remain in Oscars

The award organisers express condolences but say they take a neutral role in the voting process.
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Indian fans steal ‘10,000 litres’ of milk to bless film

An Indian actor’s request for fans to pour barrels of milk on his film poster to bring good luck has led to the reported theft of nearly 10,000 litres and a call for police protection.
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Shia LaBeouf, FKA twigs and More Stars Take Over the 2019 Sundance Film Festival

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Bulger film director ‘won’t withdraw’ from Oscars race

Vincent Lambe will not take his film off the Oscars list despite a plea from James Bulger’s mother.
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Film ratings updated to reflect views on sexual violence

Film classifications are due to be overhauled to reflect a media world that has “changed beyond all recognition”.
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UK film age rating rules get stricter for scenes of sexual violence

Film ratings body the BBFC says under-15s will no longer be able to see scenes of sexual violence.
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Margot Robbie to play Barbie in live-action film

Come on Robbie, let’s go party! The Australian actress signs up to play the famous doll on film.
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Margot Robbie will star as Barbie in a new live-action film about the iconic doll.
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Film review: ‘One Nation, One King’

It’s impossible to imagine a more ploddingly old-fashioned account of the French Revolution than “One Nation, One King,” a film desperate to capture the atmosphere of the time yet unable to operate outside the most formulaic depiction of momentous incidents. Trapped between a history buff’s slavish desire to be true to events and a generic […]

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The simplest way to describe “Hale County This Morning, This Evening” — and maybe the best way, since it’s a film of elemental radiance — is to say that it’s a documentary put together like a series of photographs. In this case, the photographs are filmed images, so they in effect come to life. The director, […]

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Books of The Times: In ‘The Earth Dies Streaming,’ Film Criticism That Transcends Raves and Pans

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Judging by the conspicuous lack of fanfare awaiting “Step Brothers” co-stars Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly’s third feature pairing, the fact that critics weren’t invited, and the faint odor of horse manure emanating from the theater on Christmas morning, one doesn’t need to be a master detective to deduce that “Holmes & Watson” is […]

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Film Review: ‘Nona’

Twenty years and 12 features down the line, it’s still hard to peg the directorial sensibility of Michael Polish, with or without the presence of brother Mark as frequent co-writer and actor. His output has been all over the place, from early Lynchian quirkfests to the very middle-of-the-road inspirational dramedy “The Astronaut Farmer,” not to […]

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The story behind the most expensive Indian film ever made

A refugee who fled war-torn Sri Lanka and made his home in Britain has told how he turned his life round to become a producer on the most expensive Indian film ever made.
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Acclaimed film director Nicolas Roeg dies aged 90

British film director Nicolas Roeg has died at the age of 90, his family have said.
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Back To The Future tops poll of most wanted film sequels

Almost three quarters of film fans want to see another outing of Back To The Future – ahead of any other movie series, according to a new poll.
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Director ‘overwhelmed’ by response to £50 Christmas film

Forget the big budget festive adverts from the high street stores – one advert made with £50 has proved that it does not take money to move people at Christmas.
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Lost Disney film discovered in Japan after 70 years

A cartoon film bought by a teenager in Japan 70 years ago has been revealed as a rare lost work produced by Walt Disney.
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Bryan Cranston confirms new Breaking Bad film

Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston has confirmed that a film based on the critically acclaimed TV drama is in the works.
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Film and TV stars call for tax relief to boost diversity

Prominent film and TV stars are calling for tax breaks to increase the representation of women, people from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, and disabled people working behind the camera.
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Film Review: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

Freddie Mercury was the most majestically debauched of all rock stars. A bad-boy diva with a famous overbite that made him look not just sexy but libidinous, he strutted around onstage with the come-hither flamboyance of a leering vampire prince. And, of course, no one in rock history had pipes like his. In his heyday […]

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Steve McQueen’s ‘Widows,’ Barry Jenkins’ ‘Beale Street’ Highlight Smithsonian African American Film Festival

WASHINGTON — The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture kicks off its inaugural film festival on Wednesday, with Steve McQueen’s “Widows” as the opening selection and Barry Jenkins’ “If Beale Street Could Talk” as the closing pic on Saturday. The Smithsonian African American Film Festival will screen about 80 movies over the […]

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London Film Review: ‘Stan & Ollie’

Stan Laurel, the slimmer British half of Hollywood double act Laurel and Hardy, was not one to wax lyrical about the art or mystique of comedy: “You have to learn what people will laugh at, then proceed accordingly,” he said, making vaudeville performance sound altogether as methodical and prosaic as shopping for groceries. No matter […]

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Judi Dench joins A-list cast for new Cats film

Dame Judi Dench has become the latest star confirmed for the new film adaptation of Cats.
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Film Review: ‘Galveston’

Let’s say you come across gritty desperadoes-on-the-run thriller “Galveston,” maybe flipping channels or because you decided to take a gamble and buy the Ben Foster-Elle Fanning drama on-demand. Watching the tough, Gulf of Mexico road movie unfold — burning slow and even from Louisiana to its title Texas destination like a lit cigarette in a dead […]

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Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret to be adapted for film

In the ’70s and ’80s, Judy Blume’s young adult books addressing issues such as sex, periods and bras were considered very much taboo – and they were loved all the more for it by millions of teenage girls.
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Sound mixer falls to death on Tom Hanks film set

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Idyllic bay from DiCaprio film shuts indefinitely

A beauty spot made famous by a film starring Leonardo DiCaprio has been closed indefinitely to protect it from tourists.
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Joker Set Photo Suggests the DC Movie Inspired by This Film

While The King of Comedy is a widely reported inspiration for the Joker origin movie, new clues from the set hint that another Martin Scorsese/Robert De Niro classic — Taxi Driver — could also be an influence.

The King of Comedy and Taxi Driver are both profiles of deranged and broken men, delusional urban loners who criminally lash out at those they feel have rejected them, and the Joker movie — penned by director Todd Phillips (the Hangover trilogy) and co-screenwriter Scott Silver (8 Mile, The Fighter) — certainly sounds like it’s in a similar vein. The official plot synopsis for Joker describes Joaquin Phoenix’s Arthur Fleck as “a man disregarded by society” and the DC film as “not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale.”

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Dame Judi Dench criticises Kevin Spacey film removal

The actress says it was wrong to replace her “good friend” with another actor in a recent film.
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Toronto Film Review: ‘Kursk’

For many of us of an impressionable age and frame of mind in the year 2000, the Kursk submarine disaster occupies a uniquely chilling part of the imagination. Even far removed and only getting updates via news reports, the real-time experience of the excruciating 7-day delay between the explosions that sent the Russian nuclear submarine […]

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Toronto Film Review: ‘Wild Rose’

If someone ever decides to make a biopic about Chrissie Hynde (and by God, they should), we now have the perfect actress to play her: Jessie Buckley. The resemblance is remarkable (the sharp nose and distinctive slanted-tooth smile, the surly sparkle), and Buckley has a set of pipes that can sing just about anything. She’s […]

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Critic’s Notebok: At the Telluride Film Festival, the Past Isn’t Safe at All

At this year’s edition, the movies looked ahead (to the Oscars) and back into history, none better than Alfonso Cuarón’s semi-autobiographical “Roma.”
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Ed Sheeran plays himself in Danny Boyle’s new film

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Film Review: ‘The Happytime Murders’

“Avenue Q.” “Meet the Feebles.” “Ted.” “Ted 2.” “Greg the Bunny.” “Wonder Showzen.” Hell, “Who Framed Roger Rabbit.” If each and every one of these titles is completely unfamiliar to you, and you are eager to start studying for your driver’s test, you may well go googly-eyed at “The Happytime Murders,” with its nonstop depictions […]

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Ryder to Reeves: ‘Our film marriage might be real’

Winona Ryder has joked that she and Keanu Reeves could be husband and wife after the stars were married by a real priest for a film 26 years ago.
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Kevin Spacey film makes just £98 on opening day

Kevin Spacey’s new film Billionaire Boys Club made a pitiful £98 on its opening day in cinemas, according to reports.
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Oscars introduce new award for outstanding popular film

The Academy’s board of governors has approved changes for a new award for outstanding popular film.
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Marvel’s Eternals Movie Explained: Thanos’ Race Could Get Their Own Film

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‘The Wife’ Director Björn Runge Sets ‘Remember Me’ as Next Film (EXCLUSIVE)

“The Wife” director Björn Runge has signed on to direct the indie feature “Remember Me.” Runge will direct from a script written by Stephen Glantz, which is based on the true story of Abe and Regina Tauber, who fell in love at a young age, were separated by the German invasion of Poland, and their […]

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What Did Naughty Dog Think of Fillion’s Uncharted Film?

Actor Nathan Fillion and director Allan Ungar appeared on IGN Live at Comic-Con 2018 on Thursday to promote their new Uncharted fan film, which has taken the internet by storm since it was posted online July 16.

One question fans have had about the film is what Uncharted game developer Naughty Dog would think of Ungar and Fillion’s unofficial movie treatment of their franchise.

According to Ungar, the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive: “Amy Hennig, who I guess created the characters, she tweeted me. And she thought it was fantastic. It warmed her heart to see this 13 years later. Said ‘our baby,’ something like that.”

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Scream Mega Fans Rent Out the House from the Film to Recreate the Iconic Final Party Screen

Scream lovers can have the scare of their life — at a price.

Die-hard fans Anthony Masi and Nate Ragon reportedly spent $ 22,000 to rent out the 5 bedrooms, 4 bathroom Santa Rosa, CA home from the horror movie Scream to recreate the final party scene for a Halloween celebration, according to TMZ.

But the duo plan doesn’t plan to keep the horror nostalgia to themselves, they are throwing a big spooky bash — just like the characters did in the film.

However, while many who attended the party in the 1996 film paid with their lives, this party will be a ticketed event named Scream Comes Home.

Taking place the weekend before Halloween, the party will allow guests to experience the movie in real life as Masi and Ragon plan to fill the house with scary surprises and memorabilia from the film.

“The movie, SCREAM, was filmed in Santa Rosa, California, and the last act of the movie was filmed in a single location… a large house in Tomales, a little town adjacent to Santa Rosa. This house was known as ‘Stu’s house’ in the script, and the screenplay referred to the length showdown ending as SCENE 118,” Masi and Ragon wrote on the event’s website.

When filmmakers finished filming it, they had T-shirts made up that said, ‘I survived Scene 118.’”

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Tickets start at $ 200 for basic entry, but fans also had the option to purchase the overnight package for $ 1750, which sold out in just two days. And for those who really want to be scared, they can have the guy behind Ghost Face’s voice actually call their cell phones.

“Have you ever wondered what it would be like if Ghost Face gave YOU a call? Now you’ll be able to find out because voiceover artist Roger Jackson– the voice of Ghost Face in all four SCREAM films- has agreed to call fans and talk to them just like he does in the movies!” the site explained.

The original film — which spawned three sequels and an MTV television series — starred Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David ArquetteDrew Barrymore also had a cameo in the iconic movie.


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Salma Hayek to Receive Franca Sozzani Award at Venice International Film Festival

IN THE NAME OF FRANCA: Salma Hayek will be the second recipient of the Franca Sozzani Award, which recognizes women who stand out for both their artistic careers and their social commitment.
The Mexican actress and movie producer will receive the award, established by late Vogue Italia editor in chief Franca Sozzani’s family, on Aug. 31 during the 75th edition of the Venice International Film Festival. The ceremony will take place at Sozzani’s favorite Belmond Hotel Cipriani, a five-star hotel on Venice’s Giudecca island.
“Her example and her teaching live on in a countless number of little everyday actions, which still punctuate life in the firm today,” said Fedele Usai, chief executive officer of Condé Nast Italia, which supports the Franca Sozzani Award. “This tribute to Franca is an opportunity to celebrate a person who was unique and unrepeatable, and who is a constant and challenging benchmark for all of us at Condé Nast.”
Julian Moore was the first to receive the Franca Sozzani Award last September.

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Chanel Sponsors Restoration of Sixties Film Featuring Costumes by Gabrielle Chanel

COSTUME PARTY: Chanel has sponsored the restoration of Alain Resnais’ 1961 masterpiece, “Last Year at Marienbad,” starring Delphine Seyrig in a series of dresses designed by Coco Chanel.
Poignantly, Studio Canal’s newly restored digitized version of the film will premiere as part of the classic film section at the Venice Film Festival where the original film was awarded a Golden Lion close to 60 years ago.

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The process included cleaning up flaws and readjusting the color grading to highlight the photography and lighting developed by Sacha Vierny and Alain Resnais using a Dyaliscope lens. The soundtrack was also restored using the original 35-mm. mix.
Accessorized by pearls, the film’s costumes were based on “a wardrobe tethered to everyday life but that evoked the allure of 1920s cinema stars, as well as a modern and timeless elegance,” according to Chanel.

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Vanessa Paradis, Johnny Depp’s Ex, Marries Film Director Samuel Benchetrit in France

Vanessa Paradis has a ring on it.

Johnny Depp’s former companion married film director Samuel Benchetrit in a discreet ceremony on Saturday afternoon.

This is the first marriage for the French singer and actress. Paradis and Depp’s two children — daughter Lily-Rose, 19, and son Jack, 16 — were also in attendance.

According to the French newspaper Le Parisien, the couple married in a small schoolhouse town hall in Saint-Simeon, a commune located one hour west of Paris in north-central France.

The bride, 45, carried a bouquet of pink roses while wearing a lacy cream-colored gown with an embroidered veil. Her hair was styled down, with flowers among her tresses.

The couple became engaged last November, a source tells PEOPLE, after they worked together on the film Chien, which screened this May at the Cannes Film Festival.

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Approximately two dozen guests were invited to the ceremony, according to eyewitness reports.

Since the couple went public last fall, several locations were thought to have been on the short-list for the ceremony this summer.

Saint-Simeon, a tiny country village of less than 900, was selected for its discretion as well as the attachment Paradis has for the village. She has a country estate nearby, and until his death last year, her father owned a small restaurant in the quiet country commune.

Paradis is a superstar in France, where she began her career as a 14-year old child pop star following the international success of her single “Joe le Taxi.”

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She and Depp were a couple for 14 years until their 2011 breakup.

Depp, currently on tour across Europe with the Hollywood Vampires, is scheduled to perform Saturday evening in Klam, Austria.


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With his third feature, rising Romanian director Paul Negoescu (“A Month in Thailand,” “Two Lottery Tickets”) reaches back to a time when Woody Allen’s name was associated with intelligent romantic comedies and jazz, delivering a film drenched in Allen-esque situations replanted in Bucharest. That in itself is fine, yet while “The Story of a Summer […]

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Cate Blanchett Leads Cannes Film Festival Red Carpet Protest in Honor of Gender Equality

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Celebrities have descended on Cannes for most glamorous event in the film calendar.
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WATCH: Go Inside the Cannes Film Festival’s Most Exclusive Party Spot — the Hôtel du Cap

 

Want to vacation among Hollywood’s most glamorous? Just head to the Hôtel du Cap.

With the 2018 Cannes Film Festival getting under way, stars are gathering at what is often dubbed the most exclusive hotel on the French Riviera — its full name is the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc — to mingle and party throughout the nearly two-week long fest. And PEOPLE Deputy Editor J.D. Heyman is giving you an inside look.

“This has been a Hollywood hotel since the beginning of the 20th century,” explains Heyman.

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The hotel is a hot spot during Cannes. Last year, everyone from Uma Thurman and Will Smith to Jessica Chastain and Tobey Maguire stepped out at the amfAR Gala, held at the hotel every year. And models including Emily Ratajkowski and Coco Rocha shared glam photos of themselves enjoying the iconic property on social media.

 

The previous year, on-again couple Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry all but confirmed their relationship with a cheeky Instagram post snapped on the hotel’s famous steps.

The property has also been a fixture in literature and a getaway spot for some of America’s most iconic luminaries.

Fitzgerald based the hotel in Tender is the Night ” says Heyman, adding that the Kennedy’s often chose the oceanfront hotel as a vacation destination. ” John F. Kennedy was here when he was 21 years old.” (The hotel is located just off the Boulevard John F. Kennedy.)

During the festival, the hotel serves as the site of numerous parties, including the amfAR benefit and the De Grisogono jewelry party.

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And with Hollywood guests as hotel regulars, it’s no wonder rooms can cost at least $ 2,000 a night. In fact, up until 2006, Hôtel du Cap was a cash-only hotel, meaning guests had to either bring wads of bills in their suitcases or wire money to pay for their stay.

But the price is well worth the extravagant amenities and breathtaking views.

“It stretches over 20 acres here of pines and tropical gardens,” says Heyman. “The Hôtel du Cap is the jewel of the French Riviera.”


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New Avengers film set for $1bn in record time

Avengers: Infinity War is set for another milestone as it edges towards becoming the fastest film in history to reach $ 1bn at the global box office.
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Ryan Reynolds Perfectly Trolls ‘Avengers’ By Revealing Why He’s Not In The Film

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Briton to be first female director of a Star Trek film

British filmmaker SJ Clarkson is set to become the first female director in the Star Trek movie franchise’s history as she takes charge of the next instalment of the 2009 reboot.
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Tiffany & Co. Foundation and Conservation International Screen Film at Tribeca Film Festival

The Tiffany & Co. Foundation and Conservation International hosted a screening and panel discussion at the Tribeca Film Festival of their new virtual reality film, “My Africa,” Thursday night in New York. The panel was moderated by Dr. M. Sanjayan, chief executive officer of Conservation International and included Chelsea Clinton, vice chair, Clinton Foundation; Anisa Kamadoli Costa, chairman and president, The Tiffany & Co. Foundation; and  Sammy Leseita Lemoonga, chief operating officer at Reteti Elephant Sanctuary.
“Tiffany & Co. is 180 years old and for generations our designs have been inspired by nature and the beauty of the natural world, and of course all of the materials that get crafted into Tiffany jewelry come from the earth. So, we really do feel like we have a moral imperative to take care of the environment,” Costa said during the panel discussion. “With a brand such as ours we have the opportunity and privilege to use the power of our brand and our voice to speak out on issues that are important to us.”
The panel spoke about conservation and the topic of elephant poaching with Clinton noting, “Ninety-six elephants are slaughtered a day in Africa, elephants are a keystone species. The whole ecosystem depends

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Film Academy Sets Key Dates for 91st Oscars

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the ABC Television Network have announced key dates for the 91st Oscars. The presentation will air live on Feb. 24, 2019. Nominations voting lasts one week again, from Jan. 7-14. Nominations will be announced on Jan. 22. Final voting also runs one week, from Feb. 12-19. […]

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Film Fest Moderator Booed For Asking Michelle Pfeiffer About Her Weight

The audience ripped apart a question about actress dropping pounds for her character at a “Scarface” reunion.
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Bulgari Moves Further Into Film With Tribeca Film Festival Partnership

Bulgari has been named the official jeweler of the Tribeca Film Festival and has also announced a three-year partnership with the festival. The jeweler has worked with Tribeca Studios to produce two original short films that will debut during the festival, both from female filmmakers. The films each seek to highlight “Italian women going against the grain in pursuit of professions and passions that are traditionally held by men; highlighting how they are reshaping the way they, and Italian women at large, are perceived,” the company says.
“Bulgari is thrilled to partner with Tribeca Film Festival to celebrate and honor amazing Italian women disrupting the status quo with their strong personalities and going against the grain in pursuit of professions and passions that are traditionally held by men,” said chief executive officer Jean-Christophe Babin. “Our support of Tribeca Film Festival and the young filmmakers who tell these two stories builds on the powerful legacy of Bulgari and cinema, from the iconic Dolce Vita and Elizabeth Taylor until today. As we look to celebrate and connect the cinematic history of Bulgari with the bold and contemporary voices of today, Tribeca Studios’ network of award-winning directors helped bring these inspirational stories to life

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Black Panther is debut film for first Saudi cinema

Black Panther will be the first movie shown when Saudi Arabia opens its first cinema in 35 years – bringing an end to a ban in the deeply conservative country.
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Han Solo film ‘in final stages’ of post-production

Post-production of the standalone film about Han Solo is in the “final stages”, according to its director Ron Howard.
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John Varvatos Announces Film, TV Partnership

John Varvatos has always been closely aligned with the music industry. In 2014, he launched the John Varvatos Records label in partnership with Republic Records to discover new talent, expanding the effort in 2017 by linking with Big Machine Records. The brand is growing its peripheral creative endeavors again, this time branching into the film world.
John Varvatos today announced a new joint venture with Derik Murray’s Network Entertainment production company; together, the brands will create original content for television and film distribution. The first project announced will be a series based on Varvatos’ book “John Varvatos: Rock in Fashion.”
“My lifelong passion with music, and the eclectic style of the many artists I admire, was the catalyst for my interest in fashion, and my love of film and photography is a natural extension of my spirit of creativity,” said Varvatos in a release announcing the joint venture. “The opportunity to partner with Derik Murray in creating and delivering unparalleled content to a global audience ensures that our collaborations will be crafted with superior quality that is the hallmark of Network Entertainment’s work, which in turn delivers the foundation to cocreate works of lasting importance that speak directly to my ambitions.”

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Glee star’s outrage over ‘abused dog’ on film set

A dog was whipped “into a frenzy” and thrown into an icy river in a locked cage for a scene in a film, a whistleblower has claimed.
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Black Panther film: ‘Game-changing’ movie takes $1bn

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Corden slams ‘snobby’ Peter Rabbit film critics

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Michelle Yeoh Will Appear in ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Film Adaptation

In honor of Taiwanese brand Shiatzy Chen’s 40th anniversary, friends and fans of the house took over the basement of the Palais de Tokyo, painted in vivid colors. In the front row was a mix of up-and-coming faces such as “Reign” and “Teen Wolf” actress Adelaide Kane or French actress Luna Besson, but also industry heavyweight Michelle Yeoh.
The opulent collection would fit right into Yeoh’s upcoming role as Eleanor Sung-Young in “Crazy Rich Asians,” directed by Jon M. Chu and adapted from Kevin Kwan’s best-selling novel of the same name. She will also star a comedy director and respected action choreographer’s Yuen Woo-Ping.
Comedic value aside, the Asian action star is a firm supporter of women empowerment. “[Helping women being financially independent] helps families and nations to grow,” she said.

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Oscars 2018: Get Out wins Spirit Awards best film

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‘Hard Sun’ Stars Talk Film Delay After Fight Scene, End of the World Predictions

“Hard Sun” star Jim Sturgess, who plays detective chief inspector Charlie Hicks, explained how a fight scene with co-star Agyness Deyn (detective inspector Elaine Renko) toward the end of the show’s first episode caused a delay in filming and almost left him with a broken nose. “Agyness kind of took my face off with her Knuckle […]

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Director Wes Anderson has won the best director prize at the Berlin film festival for his new animated movie Isle of Dogs.
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Idris Elba pops the question at film debut

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They Are Wearing: Sundance Film Festival 2018

Before the #OscarsSoWhite controversy a few years back put a spotlight on racial homogeneity in Hollywood, encouraging more diversity, the same could be said of the streets of Park City, Utah, a tony mountain resort tailored for skiing, snowboarding, hiking and mountain biking, depending on the season. The state is also the center of Mormon cultural influence.
As the movie industry has worked to make people of color more visible on screen, the effect could also be seen in the Sundance Film Festival’s entries as well as the industry types who descend on the festival to acquire titles, make deals and support the actors appearing in the films. (The indie showcase has always nurtured counter-culture and world cinema — with Oscar-caliber films like “Twelve Years a Slave,” “Birth of a Nation,” “Beasts of No Nation” and “Mudbound” premiering here.)
This year’s festival crowd, at least on the bustling blocks of Main Street in Old Town Park City, looked more like a melting pot, bringing with it more actual “street-style” fashions that went beyond tan shearling coats, black down jackets and furry boots. The floppy wide-brimmed hat has been supplanted by the knit beanie, and animal textures and patterns, whether real or man-made, abounded in

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Kenneth Ning Produces Film, Look Book Instead of Show

Add Kenneth Ning to the list of designers who have eschewed runway shows this season.
The New York-based designer, who launched his collection in 2015, has partnered with multimedia artist Patrick Welde and art director Anthony Stephinson to showcase his fall collection.
Ning handed over his completed line to the two men, and they returned “The Twisted System,” a look book and short film that was shot over several days in Paris.
“It was time for me to take a new presentation direction with my collection,” said Ning. “The influencer has grown to huge importance with retailers and consumers. Patrick has a great eye and the past client experience I am looking for in shaping my brand to a more international retailer and consumer.”
Ning’s fall collection blends streetwear and tailoring with pieces that provide what he described as “a twisted dream state,” consisting of  unusual proportions and fabrics that range from flannel tartans to plaids.
Welde is part of the growing Parisian avant-garde scene and has worked with brands and publications including Balenciaga and Antidote Magazine.

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Fox to sell film and TV assets to Disney

Two of the world’s biggest media and entertainment companies have fired the starting pistol on the biggest shake-up in Hollywood since the 1930s as 21st Century Fox agreed to sell its entertainment assets to Walt Disney Co for $ 52.4bn.
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‘God’s Own Country’ Wins Big at the British Independent Film Awards

“God’s Own Country” was the big winner at The British Film Awards, Sunday, winning best British independent film, best actor for Josh O’Connor, and best debut director for Francis Lee. “Lady Macbeth” also fared well at the BIFAs, scooping best screenplay for Alice Birch, best actress for Florence Pugh, and most promising newcomer for Naomie […]

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Film Review: ‘Just Getting Started’

Some bad movies trigger swells of anger and outrage, while others prompt industrial-grade snark and scorn. And then there are leaden clunkers like “Just Getting Started” that provoke an ineffable sense of sadness as one considers how much time, money and talent has been squandered on something so thoroughly useless. Unduly protracted, clumsily contrived and […]

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Armie Hammer Talks Being Outspoken and New Film

The "Call Me by Your Name" actor reveals why he's speaking up against unjust social issues. Plus, find out why Armie is passionate about the film.
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Director Ridley Scott talks about replacing Kevin Spacey in new film

The film director says Kevin Spacey’s alleged behaviour could not be tolerated.
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‘I didn’t know Phantom would be my last film’

Daniel Day-Lewis has confirmed his latest film will be his last.
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Cannes Film Festival to Start a Day Earlier Next Year

SWITCHING DATES: The Cannes Film Festival will start a day earlier next year, a change that moves the awards ceremony to Saturday, rather than Sunday as in previous years, in a bid to increase the exposure of the event.
The festival will run for the same amount of time as before, and is now scheduled for Tuesday, May 8, through Saturday, May 19.
“The festival is beginning a new period in its history,” said Pierre Lescure, who runs the event. The new schedule is intended to “rebalance the two weeks of the event” as well as bring “new energy to the proceedings,” after celebrating the 70th anniversary last year, organizers of the film bonanza said in a statement.
“We intend to renew the principles of our organization as much as possible, while continuing to question the cinema of our age and to be present through its upheavals,” Lescure also said.
The Tuesday start also means an additional gala evening before the festival weekend.

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Enid Blyton’s The Magic Faraway Tree to be made into film

The Magic Faraway Tree books are being adapted for the big screen for the first time.
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Deadwood: HBO plans film revival for 2018

After years of online pleads and media inquiries, HBO has finally announced plans to reboot one of its most beloved shows.
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Tarantino’s New Film Isn’t Exactly a Manson Family Movie

Quentin Tarantino’s next film isn’t solely focused on the Manson murders, rather the time in which they took place.

“It’s not Charles Manson, it’s 1969,” Tarantino said about the movie (via IndieWire). The writer-director’s next project, supposedly the penultimate film in his storied career, will reportedly star Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson, Brad Pitt, and Margot Robbie. Robbie is rumored to play Sharon Tate, the actress infamously killed by the Manson Family in August 1969.

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Kevin Spacey to be erased from completed film

Ridley Scott is to reshoot scenes with actor Christopher Plummer in time for a December release.
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Rap Disrupted Music First. Now It’s TV and Film.

Questlove, Salamishah Tillet and Jon Caramanica discuss depictions of rap’s old-school days as well as new series and movies with hip-hop embedded into their frameworks.
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Spacey erased from film as allegations intensify

Kevin Spacey is being erased from an upcoming film and replaced by another actor – just over a month before the movie is due to be released.
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Star Wars Director Rian Johnson Developing a New Film Trilogy

Rian Johnson, Carrie Fisher Star Wars the Last JediThe Force is strong in Rian Johnson.
Lucasfilm announced Thursday afternoon that the 43-year-old writer and director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi (in theaters Dec. 15) will create a…

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Kim Kardashian Goes Shirtless in a Suit at LACMA Art + Film Gala

LACMA Art + Film Gala 2017, Kim KardashianKim Kardashian showcased a daring look at the 2017 LACMA Art + Film Gala on Saturday.
The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star, who is known for her risqué styles, sported a black…

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Aaron Sorkin, Holly Hunter Headline Savannah Film Festival’s 20th Anniversary

While so many film festivals focus their attention on unveiling the latest big screen projects up for sale, as one of the few — and the largest — affiliated with a university, the SCAD Savannah Film Festival makes the event an opportunity not just for cinema buffs and industry tastemakers, but also students seeking to […]

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Armie Hammer ‘thrilled’ with film trolls

Armie Hammer is not surprised by the criticism he’s received for playing a man in love with a 17-year-old in Call Me By Your Name.
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Alfonso Cuarón on the Lumière Fest, ‘The Shape of Water,’ His Upcoming Film, and Mexico Earthquake Fundraising

For Mexican director Alfonso Cuarón, the Lumière Film Festival in Lyon is not only an event that celebrates cinema but also a relaxing opportunity to catch up with old friends without the stress of the film industry’s business aspects. “It’s beloved by filmmakers because it’s a cinephile festival,” Cuarón told Variety. “It’s not competitive. It’s […]

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Film Producers’ Discussion On Weinstein Scandal Had Only 1 Woman

Amy Pascal was the only female on the panel convened by The Hollywood Reporter.
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