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‘Pedicab’ Wins Best Film Award at Shanghai Festival

Patrick Frater report: “Pedicab,” directed by Paolo Villaluna from the Philippines, was Sunday named as the winner of the Golden Goblet trophy for best film at the Shanghai International Film Festival. The film follows an unusual collection of [...]

Cannes Film Review: ‘Becoming Cary Grant’

Cary Grant’s inner life, including his experiments with LSD, is a ripe topic for a documentary, but this one trips along the surface. Owen Gleiberman writes: “Becoming Cary Grant” is a catchy title for an inside Hollywood documentary. It [...]

[VIDEO] Documentary: ‘Revolution’ (1968)

It’s hard to imagine a moment remotely similar in the history of the human race. Between 1966 and 1969, LSD was still semi-legal and becoming hugely popular, as much a middle class rage as Twitter is now, turning an entire demographic from [...]

Film Review: ‘Churchill’

Brian Cox plays Winston Churchill with blustery conviction in a decent, prosaic drama about the wartime lesson he had to learn. Owen Gleiberman writes: In a historical biopic, nothing can shed light on a legendary figure — or, at least, knock him [...]

LIVE: Cannes Film Festival 2017 Winners Announced

Cannes: ‘The Square’ Takes Palme D’Or; Sofia Coppola Best Director; Acting Honors For Joaquin Phoenix & Diane Kruger. UPDATED: After being snubbed by the Academy in 2015 when his lauded (and Un Certain Regard-winning) Force Majeure did [...]

[VIDEO] Listening To Blade Runner

In the futuristic year of 2019, Los Angeles has become a dark and depressing metropolis, filled with urban decay. Rick Deckard, an ex-cop, is a “Blade Runner”. Blade runners are people assigned to assassinate “replicants”. [...]

Netflix Controversy Casts Shadow Over Cannes

CANNES, France (AP) — 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 [...]

Cary Grant: How 100 Acid Trips in ‘Changed my Life’

At the height of his fame, Cary Grant turned to LSD therapy for help. He later claimed the drug saved him, but did it also spell the end of his career? Xan Brooks writes: In the late 1950s, at the height of his fame, Cary Grant set off on a trip [...]

Unusual Atmospherics At Beijing Festival Opening

Patrick Frater reports: The opening ceremony of the seventh edition of the Beijing International Film Festival took place Sunday night amid a tight security cordon at Huairou, and the wind blowing white lint from the poplar trees that surround [...]