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New York Film Festival sets lineup for 60th edition

Aug. 09, 2022 14:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Film Festival will celebrate its 60th anniversary with a robust 32-film main slate and a number of hometown tales, including James Gray's Queens coming-of-age drama “Armageddon Time" and Laura Poitras' documentary “All the Beauty and the Bloodshed,” about artist...

Critic Notebook: At Cannes, a plea for the variety of cinema

May. 31, 2022 15:46 PM EDT

One of the most viral moments from the 75th Cannes Film Festival, which wrapped over the weekend with the presentation of the Palme d’Or to Ruben Ostlund’s “Triangle of Sadness,” wasn’t a slip on the red carpet or those fighter jets that flew over Tom Cruise’s head. It was the director...

'Armageddon Time,' portrait of white privilege, stirs Cannes

May. 21, 2022 00:20 AM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — When the Cannes Film Festival audience stood to applaud James Gray's richly observed autobiographical drama “Armageddon Time," about the director's own 1980s childhood in Queens, Gray's voice quivered as he addressed the crowd. “It’s my story, in a...

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...