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Cannes Film Festival, born out of war, grapples with Ukraine

May. 25, 2022 08:14 AM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — The war in Ukraine took a starring role on the opening night of the 75th Cannes Film Festival and it has rarely been far out of frame since. The parties have continued nonstop, as has the red-carpet frenzy. But throughout the French Riviera spectacular has...

AP PHOTOS: From Tom to Julia, star power is back at Cannes

May. 22, 2022 10:38 AM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — Star power has been out in force at the 75th Cannes Film Festival. After a 2021 edition muted by the pandemic, this year’s French Riviera spectacular has again seen throngs of onlookers screaming out “Tom!” “Julia!” and “Viola!” ...

Veering from Mad Max, George Miller debuts '3,000 Years'

May. 21, 2022 14:34 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — It's taken a lot of time and a good deal of yearning for Australian director George Miller to make “Three Thousand Years of Longing, " his long-awaited follow-up to “Mad Max: Fury Road." Miller premiered “Three Thousand Years of Longing” over the...

Summer Movie Calendar: From 'Top Gun 2' to 'Thor 4' and more

May. 16, 2022 09:58 AM EDT

A rundown of notable films coming out this summer: May 6 “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” (Disney, theaters): After breaking open the multiverse in “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” Benedict Cumberbatch once again takes center stage as the brilliant...

Back to normal? Cannes Film Festival prepares to party

May. 16, 2022 00:42 AM EDT

After the 2020 Cannes Film Festival was canceled by the pandemic and the 2021 edition was scaled back — even kisses were forbade on the red carpet — the lavish French Riviera cinema soiree is set to return with a festival that promises to be something like normal. Or at least...

75th Cannes to feature Cronenberg, Chan-wook and 'Elvis'

Apr. 14, 2022 16:56 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Films by David Cronenberg, Park Chan-wook and Kelly Reichardt will vie for the coveted Palme d'Or at a Cannes Film Festival set to unspool against the backdrop of the war in Ukraine. Cannes film festival artist director Thierry Frémaux and president Pierre Lescure...

Review: ‘Sonic 2’ is a rushed, over-the-top sequel

Apr. 07, 2022 12:16 PM EDT

The fact that “ Sonic the Hedgehog 2 ” exists is not exactly a mystery. The first film was a financial success for Paramount Pictures and by the year’s end would hold the distinction of being the No. 2 release in North America. That second fact should be taken with a grain of...