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Acclaimed Iranian Film Director Flees Country After Jail Sentence

The celebrated Iranian film director Mohammad Rasoulof said he had fled the country, after a court sentenced him to eight years in prison for his movies.Mr. Rasoulof — known for his award-winning film “There Is No Evil” — had...

Black Satire Is Having Its Hollywood Moment, but Something Is Missing

In 2017, Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” was a critical and commercial smash that immediately became one of the defining movies of the Trump Era. The next year, Boots Riley’s masterful “Sorry to Bother You” seemed to herald a new...

I’ve Never Seen Anything Like It Before: Roger Corman (1926-2024) |

By the time the Seventies came around, Corman had begun to tire of directing and after shooting “Von Richthofen and Brown” in 1970, he founded New World Studios, an independent production and distribution outfit. At first, the output...

Cannes Film Festival: 5 Things to Look for

On Tuesday, the 77th edition of the Cannes Film Festival will begin in the south of France. You can expect glamorous gowns and awfully prolonged standing ovations — at Cannes, such things are de rigueur — but what distinguishes...

Susan Backlinie, Swimmer Who Was First Victim in ‘Jaws,’ Dies at 77

The actress and stunt woman Susan Backlinie, whose portrayal of a violent death as the first shark attack victim in the opening scene of the blockbuster movie “Jaws” terrified moviegoers, died on Saturday. She was 77.Ms. Backlinie died at...

Roger Corman’s Best Movies: A Streaming Guide

It’s almost impossible to measure the impact Roger Corman, who died Thursday at 98, had on independent genre filmmaking and the careers of emerging young directors, performers and crew members who cut their teeth under his tutelage. As a...

Why ‘The Jinx’ Owes Its Existence to a Bizarre Movie About Robert Durst

Certainly true crime stories have been adapted for the screen many times. What’s wild about this one is that Durst himself watched “All Good Things” and decided that he liked it. After years of refusing to talk to the...

Roger Corman, 98, Dies; Prolific Master of Low-Budget Cinema

Roger Corman, who for decades dominated the world of B movies as the producer or director of countless proudly low-budget horror, science fiction and crime films, died on Thursday at his home in Santa Monica, Calif. He was 98....

The Un Certain Regard Section Offers a Different Perspective at the Cannes Film Festival

The British filmmaker Molly Manning Walker was on vacation in Rome on May 26, 2023, when her phone rang. A week earlier, her feature debut “How to Have Sex” had premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. Now, festival organizers...

At Cannes, Indian Filmmakers Show There Is More Than Just Bollywood

For the first time in 30 years at the Cannes Film Festival, an Indian film will compete for the Palme d’Or in the main competition, alongside new movies from Francis Ford Coppola, Yorgos Lanthimos and Andrea Arnold.The dry spell...
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Jacob Zuma barred from serving as MP by Constitutional Court in South Africa

Ex-President Jacob Zuma's 15-month prison sentence disqualifies him from being a lawmaker. Source link
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