Cannes Film Festival

Jane Fonda says her dad, Henry, was a 'national monument' but not a good father

Whatever one thinks of Jane Fonda – and opinions run the gamut – there's no denying that the actress/activist has lived a fascinating life.<p>That becomes even clearer in HBO's "Jane Fonda in Five Acts" (Monday, 8 EDT/PDT), a documentary from Susan Lacy ("Spielberg") that illuminates the two-time …

Film Festivals

'Star Wars' fans applaud movie release slowdown

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Plans by Disney to slow down the release of future "Star Wars" projects are getting a thumbs up from fans, who also hope that new movies in the multi-billion dollar sci-fi franchise will be more creative.<p>In an unexpected admission that the slew of "Star Wars" films and spinoff …

Star Wars

‘Capernaum’ Director Left Out ‘Shocking’ Details About Kids on the Streets That Audiences Couldn’t Handle

“The extent of neglect that these kids go through is beyond imagination,” director Nadine Labaki tells TheWrap<p>Cannes Film Festival’s Jury Prize …

Film Festivals

Marvel’s The Eternals Lands Director

It looks like the upcoming Marvel film The Eternals has found its director in Chloe Zaho.<p>This news comes from Variety, which reports that Zaho’s …

Film Festivals

Bella Hadid looks ravishing in sequin thigh-split gown as she joins sultry Jasmine Sanders at glitzy Bulgari dinner during MFW

She's been storming the runways of all the elite fashion houses during Milan Fashion Week.<p>And Bella Hadid proved she can command attention just as …

Bella Hadid

Pamela Anderson's complete style transformation

Pamela Anderson made headlines earlier this week in a Guardian <i></i>op-ed when she claimed she's the reason both Melania Trump and Kim Kardashian have given up fur. In the piece, the 51-year-old actress details her life as a vegan and how it impacted both her career choices and style choices.<p>But it's not …

Pamela Anderson

Surprise! Zoe Kazan and Paul Dano welcomed a baby girl in August

Zoe Kazan and Paul Dano, who live in Brooklyn and avoid publicity, have secretly collaborated on their most exciting achievement yet — a baby …

Film Festivals

Manto box office collection Day 1: Nawazuddin Siddiqui film faces stiff competition

Manto box office collection Day 1: Starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the titular role, Manto is based on the life of Indo-Pakistani iconoclast writer …

Box Office

‘The Rider’ Director Chloé Zhao Lands Marvel’s ‘The Eternals’

<i>The Rider</i> helmer Chloe Zhao is attached to helm Marvel’s Jack Kirby-created <i>The Eternals,</i> Deadline has confirmed.<p>The comic centered around the super …

Chamber of Commerce

Oscars: France Selects 'Memory of War' for Foreign-Language Category

The movie was a selected from a diverse shortlist of five thematically different titles, from Shoah director Claude Lanzmann's final film, Holocaust …

Film Festivals

France Offers Its Film Industry Incentives to Hire Women

France is introducing financial incentives to persuade its film industry to recruit more female talent.<p>Film productions with anywhere from four to eight women in key positions would be eligible for a higher government subsidy, Françoise Nyssen, the French culture minister, announced on Thursday. …

The Arts

Olivier Assayas’ ‘Non-Fiction’ Snubbed by France’s Oscar Committee

For a country that boasts Europe’s biggest film industry and produces about 300 films per year, France has a fairly bad track record when it comes to …

Non-fiction

Marvel's 'The Eternals' Will Be Helmed By 'The Rider' Director Chloe Zhao

<b>Chloe Zhao</b> has been tapped to direct Marvel’s <i>The Eternals</i>.<p>Zhao, the director of the acclaimed indie Western film <b>The Rider</b>, was initially on the short …

Comic Books

‘Rifiki’ Ban Temporarily Lifted By Kenyan Government; Film Held Out Of Cannes Now Eligible As Oscar Submission

Kenya’s High Court has temporarily lifted the ban of Wanuri Kahiu’s celebrated film <i>Rafiki</i> for a period of seven days, beginning Sunday, September …

Entertainment Industry

‘Echo In The Canyon’ World Premiere 60’s Era Music Docu Opens Los Angeles Film Festival In High Style On Starry Night

Coming in the shadow of the big Oscar season-opening Fall Festival trifecta of Venice, Telluride and Toronto, September squeezes in a new contender …

Filmmaking

Inside the Unbelievably True Story of Chinese Superstar Fan Bingbing

| Fri., Sep. 21, 2018 3:00 AM<p>From the moment they gain even a modicum of fame, most celebrities agree to a contract of sorts of what's required of …

China

Who was Saadat Hasan Manto? The real story that inspired the Manto movie

Who was Saadat Hasan Manto? The real story that inspired the Manto movie<p>Director Nandita Das’ <i>Manto</i>, a biopic of author and playwright Saadat Hasan …

Film Festivals

The Hollywood Child Abuse Epidemic No One Wants to Talk About

In the late 1990s, during the swollen stages of the dot-com bubble, Marc Collins-Rector founded Digital Entertainment Network. A sort of …

Conservative View

They Banned Her Film Because It Featured LGBT Characters. So She Took Them To Court — And Won.

Loic Venance / AFP / Getty Images<p>Wanuri Kahiu<p>NAIROBI — A judge has ordered a temporary lift on the ban of a film featuring a love story between two …

World News

‘Manto will never die’

In 2013 Nandita Das first discussed Manto with Nawazuddin Siddiqui on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival. Things came a full circle this year …

Red Carpet

Angourie Rice Is Hollywood's Next Great Australian Star

Rare is the woman whose "my first time" story involves Ryan Gosling. "I shared my very first Pop-Tart with Ryan," recalls the 17-year-old Australian actress Angourie Rice, who played Gosling's precocious tween daughter in the 2016 action comedy <i>The Nice Guys</i>. “We were hanging out in our characters' …

Film Festivals

'The Sisters Brothers’: John C. Reilly Shares a Very Important Producing Lesson Learned

We already know that Academy Award nominee <b>John C. Reilly</b> is a fantastic actor and one with some serious range – maybe even more than he’s given …

The Sisters Brothers

The Best Movies We Saw at TIFF

So. Many. Good. Movies.<p>Sure, TIFF ended almost a week ago, but it took us a little while to process another excellent slate of movies that will be leading award season discussions this fall.<p>Big winners at the festival, in terms of Oscar buzz, include Alfonso Cuaron’s <i>Roma</i> (for Netflix!) and Damien …

Film Festivals

Excited For the Charmed Reboot? You Probably Already Know 1 of the New Sisters

When The CW's reboot of the cult favorite TV series <b>Charmed</b> was announced, the first question on everyone's minds was who would be playing the "Charmed Ones," the trio of supernaturally chosen sister witches. Instead of casting big-name actresses, the network chose instead to select three actresses …

Film Festivals

Avril Lavigne says the night she ‘accepted’ she was dying inspired her new album

Avril Lavigne’s new album, <i>Head Above Water</i>, comes from a very dark place.<p>The 33-year-old singer was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2014, and her battle with the illness kept her out of the spotlight for a number years.<p>In a press release for her new music, Lavigne gets candid about the painful …

New York City

Kendall Jenner Just Made Sweats Look Chic at the Airport

All good things must come to an end, including Kendall Jenner's stylish run at the Cannes Film Festival. We've already seen her wear denim shorts on …

Kendall Jenner

‘Happy as Lazzaro’: Martin Scorsese Added as Executive Producer to Alice Rohrwacher’s Potential Oscar Entry — Exclusive

As the Cannes premiere readies for NYFF and beyond, Rohrwacher tells IndieWire about the "huge joy" of welcoming the iconic filmmaker onto her third …

Film Festivals

Saadat Hasan Manto: From the man to the movie

Manto with wife Safia (left), sister-in-law Zakia Hamid Jalal and baby Nighat in Mumbai. Photograph courtesy: The Manto family<p>The release of Manto, …

Business (India)

How Venice, Toronto and Telluride Festivals Stole Cannes’ Luster (Column)

In all the years I’ve been attending film festivals, I have never seen a lineup that looked as good on paper as Venice’s did this fall, boasting new …

Red Carpet

Monte Carlo Beach Hotel | Review | Amuse

<i>If These Walls Could Talk… takes a look at the legendary stories behind some of the world’s most famous luxury hotels. Here we look back at the star-studded past of the 1930s Art Deco gem that is Monaco’s Monte Carlo Beach Hotel.</i><p>The Monte Carlo Beach Hotel: The Legend<p>A promotional shot from the …

Monte Carlo