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Cannes Film Festival 2008

Bonjour, Cannes!

Peggy Siegal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Peggy Siegal

A private jet, seven lunches, six premieres, 16 parties, five megayachts, one helicopter, one-on-ones with Brad Pitt, Mick Jagger, and Robert DeNiro. One woman lives the dream at the Cannes Film Festival.

The Class: Inside the Walls of French Education

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

The Class, despite its intentions to show dynamic pedagogy at work, reveals its the opposite: how "learning" in France consists of accumulating "facts."

Searching for Screenwriters in the South of France

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

Not surprising for the country that originated the auteur theory, screenwriters are not the stars of Cannes. But if screenwriters don't garner the glamour, they nonetheless can be found with a bit of searching.

Madonna: "I Am Because We Are"

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Alerting audiences to the painful problems in Malawi is an exceptionally good thing, but Madonna's new film is weak, largely due to Madonna's over-the-top urge to make this a film of hope.

Mike Tyson and James Toback: Two Obsessives Meeting

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

It was clear, from the scenes Toback chose to emphasize that he, who has personally known Tyson for twenty-two years, shares an understanding of both Tyson's self-destructive appetite and his fight to the finish.

Cannes 2008: Shooting Wim Wenders

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Palermo Shooting thankfully reminds us less of Wenders' recent unwatchable sprawls and more of his early powerhouse films where a voice-over ponders philosophical issues to the sound of music.

Short Is Cool in Cannes

Efe Cakarel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Efe Cakarel

Today, it is possible for a lone director to claim the status of auteur with a consumer-grade digital camera, a laptop, and a web site to exhibit their work.

Cannes 2008: No Love in Two Lovers

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

In James Grey's new movie Two Lovers, no one finds mutual love. Each says to the other: "You deserve to be loved", while the recipient of the sentiment longs for someone else.

Spike Lee Slams Clint Eastwood Over Representation Of Black Soldiers

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

UPDATE: Clint has responded Spike and told him, among other things, to "shut his face." ******** CANNES, France - Spike Lee is slamming Clint Eastwo...

Miracle on the Steppes (and the Red Carpet): Tulpan, Winner of a Certain Regard

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Dvortsevov's film had traveled from the Steppe to Cannes -- and he had been in the audience when they thunderously applauded.

The Other Side of Cannes

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Have you ever wondered at the origin of those celebrity papers you see in supermarkets? The AmFAR gala was a celebrity-sight-seeing event for fashion journalists and paparazzi.

Benicio del Toro Wins Best Actor In Cannes, French Film Wins Best Picture

AP | DAVID GERMAIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

%meta(topic:01005000;ap_topic:general entertainment;subtopic:movies;%) CANNES, France (AP) _ The French film "The Class," a frank tale about classroo...

Kate Hudson And Lance Armstrong Dance And Kiss In Cannes

People | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Kate Hudson and Lance Armstrong only had eyes for each other at Dolce & Gabbana's annual party in Cannes Friday. The pair kissed and danced to old Ma...

Ghosts of Janis, Sid haunt Chelsea Hotel film

AP | ANGELA DOLAND | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

%meta(topic:01011000;ap_topic:general entertainment;subtopic:music;%) CANNES, France (AP) _ Most documentaries stick with interviews of living people...

Eastwood's "Changeling" And Soderbergh's "Che" Vie For Cannes Prize

AP | DAVID GERMAIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

CANNES, France — With all of his Academy Awards and other Hollywood honors, Clint Eastwood is not necessarily in the market for more prizes. He'...

Cannes Underbelly: The Models, The Old Men And The Drugs

Daily Mail | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Over dinner with a movie producer in a bistro called Le Petit Paris, just off the famous Croisette - the strip of swanky hotels, designer boutiques, b...

Zhang Ziyi: China Quake Ignorance Outrageous

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

HONG KONG — "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" star Zhang Ziyi says she's outraged by what she says is ignorance about the recent earthquake in Ch...

"Being John Malkovich" Writer Kaufman Makes Directing Debut

AP | DAVID GERMAIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

CANNES, France — It seems fitting that Charlie Kaufman's directing debut, which offers enough enigmatic ideas to fry viewers' brains, should als...

Clint Eastwood Enjoys Cannes Beach (PHOTOS)

Just Jared | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Academy Award-winning actor/director Clint Eastwood, 77, goes shirtless and relaxes at hotel Eden Roc in Cap d'Antibes, France on Friday with his wife...

Madonna For Sale! Sells Contents Of Purse At Auction

AP | ANGELA DOLAND | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

MOUGINS, France - The Material Girl parted with a few personal possessions _ a custom-made white guitar and the contents of her handbag _ at a benefit...

Steven Soderbergh Defends And Explains Epic "Che"

AP | DAVID GERMAIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

%meta(topic:01005000;ap_topic:general entertainment;subtopic:movies;%) CANNES, France (AP) _ Unless it is one of his "Ocean's Eleven" casino romps, S...

Cannes Wednesday: 'Che' Panned Plus Madonna, Mike Tyson, Benicio, Sheer Dresses And More (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Wednesday in Cannes the stars were out for two different premieres. Sharon Stone joined Madonna (who had visible nipples) and Guy Ritchie at the premi...

Nick Nolte's Strange Documentary: The Actor Interrogates Himself

LA Times | John Horn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

CANNES, France -- Celebrity interviews abound at the Cannes Film Festival: Penelope Cruz chatting on the beach, Harrison Ford talking near the red car...

Angelina Jolie, Clint Eastwood Film Premieres At Cannes (PHOTOS)

AP | DAVID GERMAIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

***SCROLL DOWN FOR UPDATED PICTURES*** CANNES, France - Pregnant with twins, Angelina Jolie says the story behind her latest drama hits close to home...

Scarlett Johansson Skips Cannes After Studio Refuses Demands: Reports

Daily Mail | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Scarlett Johansson was left at home in New York after a film studio refused to pay for the star's bloated demands to attend the Cannes Film Festival t...