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    Cannes Film Festival Lineup 2020: ‘Ammonite’ and Double Dose of Steve McQueen Among 56 Films, No Women of Color Included

    The Cannes Film Festival may not have happened but that isn’t stopping the prestige and curved leaves from appearing around the year’s most anticipated films. Thierry Fremaux, the Festival’s General Delegate, unveiled the Official Selection, comprising of 56 films. Originally scheduled for May 12 to May 23, the COVID-19 pandemic forced the French festival to […] More

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    Film Review: ‘Bull’ Simmers With Quiet Rage

    After generating acclaim at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival in the “Un Certain Regard” section, Anne Silverstein’s mesmerizing debut “Bull” finally arrives stateside. For a slice-of-life western with minimal dialogue, there’s plenty to unpack from this tale of two spirited residents of an impoverished Houston, Texas community. Formerly untrained actress Amber Harvard is a quiet […] More

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    Coronavirus Delays Cannes Film Festival

    As the coronavirus pandemic rages on, it’s the effect on the film industry appears to have moved into the heat of summer. Earlier this morning, Universal‘s “Minions: The Rise of Gru,” originally a June release, was delayed indefinitely. Now the status of many other prominent summer blockbusters remains uncertain. However, it’s not just the blockbusters […] More

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    Spike Lee to Lead 2020 Cannes Film Festival as Jury President

    Oscar-winning filmmaker Spike Lee will be heading the 2020 Cannes Film Festival Jury as President. According to Variety, Lee has been appointed to head the jury awards, a spot he succeeds from last year’s president, Alejandro G. Iñárritu. From the article: “To me, the Cannes Film Festival (besides being the most important film festival in […] More

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    Circuit Q&A: Which Fall Film Festival Has the Best Lineup?

    Fall and the official launch of awards season is upon us. The best, busiest time of the year for Hollywood, the next four months will see the premieres and reemergence of many high-profile awards contenders. Whether showcasing big debuts from accomplished auteurs that get all the publicity and headlines or shining a spotlight on emerging […] More

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    Cannes Film Festival Confirms Dates for 2020

    Cannes Film Festival will hold its 73rd edition next year from May 12-23, 2020, Variety confirmed. The French festival, which has long been a pivotal stopping point toward awards season, just wrapped this year’s go around, crowning the Palme d’Or on South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho for his drama “Parasite.” Joon-ho’s film continues to sweep […] More

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    Cannes Winners: Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite’ Takes the Palme d’Or, Antonio Banderas Fuels an Oscar Vehicle, and More

    The 2019 Cannes Film Festival concluded with its awards ceremony over the weekend and some big wins were recognized. South Korean director Bong Joon-ho (“Okja,” “Snowpiercer,” “The Host”) took home the prestigious Palme d’Or for his film “Parasite.” This marks the director’s seventh feature film outing and makes for an exceptional pivot forward into the […] More

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    Cannes: Amazon Studios Acquires Ladj Ly Film ‘Les Misérables’ for U.S.

    Amazon Studios has acquired Ladj Ly‘s sociopolitical film “Les Misérables” for a reported $1 million to $2 million deal, a purchase straight from Cannes Film Festival. As reported on by Deadline, the film follows the intersection of police and community during the riots of Paris, France. With Amazon picking up the film, it makes it […] More

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    Tiffany Haddish and Chris Hemsworth Pair for Buddy Comedy ‘Down Under Cover’

    A comedy pair made in heaven? Marvel’s Chris Hemsworth teams up with “Girls Trip” star Tiffany Haddish for buddy comedy “Down Under Cover.” Reported exclusively by Deadline, the two actors will star in the action comedy, reprising the same energy found in similar films such as “The Heat,” “Hot Fuzz” and “Starsky & Hutch.” Aussie […] More

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    Cannes: Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano Film ‘The Specials’ to Close Festival

    In a press release Monday, Cannes Film Festival announced “The Specials,” by directors Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano, as its closing night film. Nakache and Toledano, the directing duo behind “The Intouchables,” head to Cannes with their latest film about two educators and volunteers taking care of autistic teens. It’s described as a comedy drama, […] More

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