Friday, May 26, 2017

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Wednesday, May. 24, 2017

Here's a general rule of thumb: If you're going to rely heavily on voiceover to tell your movie's story, and exclusively so in the first 15 minutes with an assault of colorful character introductions, you'd do well to make sure that the narrator is a compelling one. Unfortunately for writer and...

Tuesday, May. 23, 2017

For editor Pia Di Ciaula, the prospects of working on The Crown (Netflix) were alluring on several fronts, including the story itself and the chance to collaborate with series creator/showrunner/writer Peter Morgan and director/EP Stephen Daldry. Morgan is a two-time Academy Award...

Friday, May. 19, 2017

Netflix's entry into the Cannes Film Festival produced new drama Friday as the first screening of its film "Okja" was met with boos for Netflix and a technical glitch that prompted the festival to restart the film and apologize to the audience.

At the end of all the commotion, largely...

Wednesday, May. 17, 2017

The 70th Cannes Film Festival opened Wednesday under the lights of Cote D'Azur sunshine and high-wattage stars such as Will Smith and Marion Cotillard. But a brewing storm over Netflix's place at the world's most prestigious film festival clouded the event as Cannes rolled out the red carpet....

Monday, May. 15, 2017

Brad Pitt and Gen. Stanley McChrystal - the inspiration to Pitt's four-star Afghanistan commander in the upcoming Netflix war satire "War Machine "- would seem to be worlds apart. One, an affable member of Hollywood's elite; the other a hard-charging lifetime military man. But Pitt found one...

Sunday, May. 14, 2017

The Cannes Film Festival, which celebrates its 70th anniversary this year, has historically been about as fond of change as day-old baguettes.

As much as its screens light up with the world's most daring, adventurous cinema, the French Riviera festival protects its traditions more closely...

Wednesday, May. 10, 2017

After a backlash over programming Netflix films, the Cannes Film Festival said that it will, beginning next year, only accept theatrically released films for its prestigious Palme d'Or competition.

In a statement Wednesday, the French festival announced that it has adapted its rules to...

Wednesday, Mar. 29, 2017

The message of "Grace and Frankie" is: There's life after 70.

And also your own brand of vibrator, according to this Netflix comedy's just-released new season.

Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin press on as the title characters whose longtime husbands (played by Martin Sheen and Sam...

Monday, Feb. 6, 2017

Through a Super Bowl ad, public statements and court filings, Silicon Valley's biggest companies are taking a strong stand against President Donald Trump's travel ban, saying high tech needs immigrants' creativity and energy to stay competitive.

Although the companies are risking a...

Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017

When Oscar nominations are announced next week, Amazon is virtually assured of notching the first - but probably not the last - best-picture nomination for a streaming service.

Kenneth Lonergan's "Manchester by the Sea," which Amazon plunked down $10 million for at the Sundance Film...