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Lovers of French films often have limited choices at their local theaters, and traveling regularly to Paris to catch the latest titles isn't an option for many. Enter MyFrenchFilmFestival.com, a celebration of contemporary French cinema, which...
It was the only French film of the 1930s, Simone de Beauvoir reported, that she and Jean-Paul Sartre jointly admired, largely for "the fog of despair enveloping the entire film." Yet it was banned by the Vichy government on moral grounds, accused of...
Tags: Panama, The Hustler (movie), France, Movies, Celebrities
Something like a glammed-up re-imagining of the United Nations, year-in, year-out the foreign-language film category at the Oscars is a home to diplomacy, drama, intrigue and heartbreak. And that's just the process to secure a nomination and then the...
There are two works that illustrate the range of Fontella Bass' singing power. One is a gut-busting soul cry, “Rescue Me,” a propellant R&B banger from 1965 that became Bass' signature. The other, equally vital, is a nine-minute thrill...
Tags: Miles Davis, Music Industry, Music, Etta James, Soul (genre)
"The Intouchables" can justifiably be called an international sensation. Having taken in more than $414 million worldwide, including some $13 million in the U.S., is impressive enough. That the film is a French comedy-drama based on a simple story of...
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Friday moved forward with nine potential nominated movies for the next round of voting in the foreign language film category for the 85th Academy Awards, narrowing the field from 71 qualifying films....
Tags: Barbara (movie), The Deep (movie), France, Chile, Denmark
Moviegoers didn't exactly go psycho for "Hitchcock" at the box office this weekend, but the film didn't get slaughtered either. The movie starring Anthony Hopkins as legendary filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock debuted in 17 theaters this weekend and...
Dutch actress Sylvia Kristel, who starred as a sexually liberated housewife in the 1970s erotic movie "Emmanuelle," has died of cancer at age 60. "Emmanuelle," the story of a sexually adventurous young model and her husband on a trip to Thailand,...
TELLURIDE, Colo. -- This mountain resort is literally half a world away from the Middle East, but Israeli-Arab relations were at the top of the agenda at the town's film festival Friday. Two of the first features — one a documentary, the other a...
Tissa David Master animator broke ground for women Tissa David, 91, a New York-based master animator who broke ground for women in a field long dominated by men, died Tuesday of a brain tumor, according to the Animation Guild. In 1977, she became one...
Society can turn cruel and bloodthirsty toward those at the top. Julius Caesar, Mary Queen of Scots, Mahatma Gandhi, Presidents Lincoln and Kennedy … the list is so long, we can't be expected to remember every victim. But why do certain deaths...
24 FramesThe Shanghai International Film Festival kicked off Saturday night by honoring a native-son turned Hollywood producer, Mike Medavoy....
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