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'Seven Samurai' at 70: Kurosawa's epic still moves like nothing else

Jul. 03, 2024 21:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Akira Kurosawa’s “Seven Samurai” is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year. But despite its age, the vitality and fleet-footed movement of Kurosawa’s epic is still breathtaking. To watch it again is to be swept along, all over again, by its flowing...

Sean Baker's 'Anora' wins Palme d'Or, the Cannes Film Festival's top honor

May. 25, 2024 20:03 PM EDT

Sean Baker's “Anora,” a comic but devastating Brooklyn odyssey about a sex worker who marries the son of a wealthy Russian oligarch, won the Cannes Film Festival's top award, the Palme d'Or. The win Saturday for “Anora” marked a coronation for Baker, the 53-year-old indie...

List of winners at the 77th Cannes Film Festival

May. 25, 2024 14:31 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — List of winners at the 77th Cannes Festival, as selected by a jury led by director Greta Gerwig and announced Saturday. PALME d’OR “Anora” GRAND PRIX “All We Imagine as Light” JURY PRIZE ...

CANNES PHOTOS: See the standout moments from this year's film festival

May. 24, 2024 11:08 AM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — The Cannes Film Festival draws glamour to itself like a moth to the flame. Over the last two weeks, the French Riviera spectacular has played host to dozens of anticipated movie premieres, nightly ballets of high fashion on the red carpet and even a visit...

Fred Roos, ‘Godfather Part II’ producer and longtime Coppola collaborator, dies at 89

May. 21, 2024 15:31 PM EDT

Fred Roos, the Oscar-winning producer of “The Godfather Part II” who helped launch the careers of numerous superstars from Jack Nicholson to Tom Cruise, has died. He was 89. He died at his home in Beverly Hills, California, on Saturday, a representative said Tuesday, just days...

Studio Ghibli takes a bow at Cannes with an honorary Palme d'Or

May. 20, 2024 21:59 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — Studio Ghibli, the Japanese anime factory of surreal ecological wonders that has for 39 years spirited away moviegoers with tales of Totoros, magical jellyfish and floating castles, was celebrated Monday by the Cannes Film Festival with an honorary Palme d'Or. ...

Paul Schrader felt death closing in, so he made a movie about it

May. 17, 2024 14:49 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — After a string of hospitalizations for long COVID, Paul Schrader had a realization. “If I’m going to make a film about death,” Schrader told himself, “I’d better hurry up.” The health of the 77-year-old filmmaker, whose films and...

A combustible Cannes is set to unfurl with 'Furiosa,' 'Megalopolis' and a #MeToo reckoning

May. 13, 2024 20:27 PM EDT

The Cannes Film Festival rarely passes without cacophony but this year’s edition may be more raucous and uneasy than any edition in recent memory. When the red carpet is rolled out from the Palais des Festivals on Tuesday, the 77th Cannes will unfurl against a backdrop of war,...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 12-18

May. 06, 2024 09:52 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 12-18: May 12: Actor Millie Perkins (“Knots Landing”) is 88. Singer Jayotis Washington of The Persuasions is 83. Country singer Billy Swan is 82. Actor Linda Dano (“Another World”) is 81. Singer Steve Winwood is 76. Actor Lindsay Crouse...