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CANNES FESTIVAL, “The Beguiled”

Based on the 1971 Don Siegel remake
Kirsten Dunst and Nicole Kidman
Directed by Sofia Coppola

*"The Beguiled" has earned Sofia Coppola the BEST DIRECTING award at the 2017  Cannes Festival* Ever since “Marie Antoinette” filmmaker Sofia Coppola has seemed to suffer from indolence, and that was the case again with “The Beguiled,” her new film debuting today in Cannes. I could not get into this movie in spite of its bravura visual palette, its many funny moments and primo cast composed ... more >

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CANNES FESTIVAL, “The Killing of a Sacred Deer”

Yorgos Lanthimos is back in Cannes
Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman
Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos

This film was co-awarded the BEST SCREENPLAY prize (along with Lynne Ramsay for "You were never really here") during the Cannes Festival's closing ceremony on May 28th, 2017) Characters in Yorgos Lanthimos’s movies seem moved by strange spirits and unknown motivations. From the beginning of “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” questions come up: what is the relationship of Dr. Steven Murphy, an ... more >

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CANNES FESTIVAL, “How To Talk To Girls at Parties”

An A24 and StudioCanal UK production
Elle Fanning and Nicole Kidman
Directed by John Cameron Mitchell

Two men at an Andre Balasz properties hotel step inside an elevator decorated in a gawdy baroque style. One says to the other, “so, Bob, can you tell me about that new John Cameron Mitchell film?” The other responds, “well, Malik, think Romeo and Juliet crossed with ‘Avatar’ meets ‘Hedwig and the angry inch.’ This encounter, one of the subterfuges my mind comes up, sometimes, to help me soldier on ... more >

Grace of Monaco

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GRACE OF MONACO TRAILER ADDED

Nicole Kidman performed lead role

It's truly the stuff that dreams are made of. The first images of "Grace of Monaco," a new film directed by Olivier Dahan ("La vie en rose") with the enviable lead role given to Nicole Kidman was released this week. This biopic retraces the life of the princess and movie star as it happened between 1961 and 1962. At that time, a political and financial crisis embroiled France and Monaco together, ... more >

The Paperboy

What happens in Florida ...
Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron and Nicole Kidman
Directed by Lee Daniels

Nicole Kidman pees on Zac Efron to subdue a jellyfish sting in “The Paperboy” and you wish she would do the same thing to subdue perverted, sensationalistic writer-director Lee Daniels (“Precious”). What a load of pointless drivel this all turns out to be. Efron stars as Jack, a college dropout living in the backwater Florida town of Moat County in 1969, who spends much of his lazy life either ... more >

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PAZ VEGA cast in biopic about Grace Kelly

"La Vie En Rose" helmer Olivier Dahan to direct

Following the success of 2007's "La Vie en Rose," the biopic about French songstress Edith Piaf, director Olivier Dahan is tackling a new project, a new biopic which will focus on Grace Kelly, Princess Grace of Monaco. Film will center on the political and financial conflicts between France and Monaco in 1962. While Nicole Kidman will portray Grace Kelly in this upcoming film, Spanish actress Paz ... more >