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May 28, 2017

2017 CANNES AWARDS

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COMPETITION

Ruben Östlund

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Palme d’Or: “The Square” (Ruben Östlund)

Special Prize: Nicole Kidman

Grand Prix: “BPM (Beats Per Minute)” (Robin Campillo)

Director: Sofia Coppola, “The Beguiled”

Actor: Joaquin Phoenix, “You Were Never Really Here”

Actress: Diane Kruger, “In the Fade”

Jury Prize: “Loveless” (Andrey Zvyagintsev)

Yorgos Lanthimos

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Screenplay — TIE: “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” (Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthimis Filippou) and “You Were Never Really Here” (Lynne Ramsay)

OTHER PRIZES

Camera d’Or: “Jeune femme” (Montparnasse-Bienvenüe) (Léonor Serraille)

Short Films Palme d’Or: “Xiao Cheng Er Yue” (Qiu Yang)

Short Films Special Mention: “Katto” (Teppo Airaksinen)

Golden Eye Documentary Prize: “Faces Places” (Visages Villages) (Agnès Varda, JR)

Ecumenical Jury Prize: “Radiance” (Naomi Kawase)

UN CERTAIN REGARD

Un Certain Regard Award: “A Man of Integrity,” Mohammad Rasoulof

Best Director: Taylor Sheridan, “Wind River”

Jury Prize: Michel Franco, “April’s Daughter”

Best Performance: Jasmine Trinca, “Fortunata”

Award for Poetry of Cinema: Mathieu Amalric, “Barbara”

DIRECTORS’ FORTNIGHT

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Art Cinema Award: “The Rider” (Chloe Zhao)

Society of Dramatic Authors and Composers Prize — TIE: “Lover for a Day” (Philippe Garrel) and “Let the Sunshine In” (Claire Denis)

Europa Cinemas Label: “A Ciambra” (Jonas Carpignano)

CRITICS’ WEEK

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Grand Prize: “Makala” (Emmanuel Gras)

Visionary Prize: “Gabriel and the Mountain” (Fellipe Barbosa)

Society of Dramatic Authors and Composers Prize: “Ava” (Léa Mysius)

FIPRESCI

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Competition: “BPM (Beats Per Minute)”

Un Certain Regard: “Closeness” (Kantemir Balagov)

Directors’ Fortnight: “The Nothing Factory” (Pedro Pinho)

April 13, 2017

Can’t We All Just Overbook? BY TED RALL

Phone video captured a United Airlines passenger being dragged off an airplane for refusing to be bumped after he had boarded. The airline said the flight was overbooked (lie) but it highlighted the practice of selling the same seat twice. Why can't the rest of us do the same thing?

Phone video captured a United Airlines passenger being dragged off an airplane for refusing to be bumped after he had boarded. The airline said the flight was overbooked (lie) but it highlighted the practice of selling the same seat twice. Why can’t the rest of us do the same thing?

 

April 06, 2017

DEMOCRATS: BORN TO LOSE — BY TED RALL

Democrats aren't used to fighting so they're understandably nervous about taking on Trump Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch with a filibuster. The good news for them is, it won't work.Democrats aren’t used to fighting so they’re understandably nervous about taking on Trump Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch with a filibuster. The good news for them is, it won’t work.

March 05, 2017

COLE IN PITTSBURGH

Cole Licks Lips In Pittsburgh

Cole's Andy Warhol Screentest

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No telling what you can get up to at the Warhol museum in Pittsburg. A Warhol screen test perhaps. Thinking of Lou Reed here. Of course, Lou wore shades and drank a Coke. 

October 13, 2016

FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM - IMAX Fan Event Featurette

I've never been a Harry Potter fan, as is documented in my reviews, but this could be good. Kudos for presentation. Always a fan of Eddie Redmayne who I saw on Broadway in RED opposite Alfred Molina. They were both terrific. 

October 04, 2016

Louis CK - America is like world's worst girlfriend


We all need a little Louis CK from time to time.

September 23, 2016

Pinksourcing With Kristen Bell — Celebs Have Issues Episode #1

AT HOME WITH THE WHITES BY TED RALL

Another police shooting of a civilian with shifting narratives, another popular uprising, this time in Charlotte, North Carolina. Once again, white Americans are tsk-tsking that African-American rioters are making themselves look bad. The thing is, peaceful protests don't attract national attention.Another police shooting of a civilian with shifting narratives, another popular uprising, this time in Charlotte, North Carolina. Once again, white Americans are tsk-tsking that African-American rioters are making themselves look bad. The thing is, peaceful protests don’t attract national attention.

September 09, 2016

Marty Feldman: Six Degrees of Separation (Documentary)

Marty Feldman was a comic genius. Here's a neat hour-long doc full of his best bits. Enjoy!

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