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Mohammad Rasoulof’s ‘The Seed of the Sacred Fig’ Wins Fipresci Award at Cannes: ‘A Courageous Story’

Mohammad Rasoulof’s “The Seed of the Sacred Fig” won the Fipresci award at Cannes.  The jury of the International Federation of Film Critics called it “a courageous story set in modern-day Iran that deals with the conflict between tradition and progress, depicted in a very powerful and imaginative way.”  Following …read more

‘The Story of Souleymane’ Review: A Superb Lead Electrifies a Propulsive, Compassionate Immigration Drama

It’s not only because of its similar time frame that Boris Lojkine’s hurtling, headlong social-issues drama “The Story of Souleymane” recalls “Two Days, One Night” by the Dardenne brothers. Lojkine’s film, which was awarded the jury prize and a well-deserved best actor award in the Un Certain Regard competition in …read more

Samsonite, Monos and Away Luggage Are Up to 70% Off With These Memorial Day Deals

It’s officially summer travel season and the one thing you’ll need is a durable suitcase (or two, or three) to get you from Point A to B. The hard thing about luggage is finding a set that is strong and long-lasting without sacrificing style. You want to look your best …read more

Le Creuset’s Famous Dutch Ovens Are On a Rare Sale for Memorial Day Weekend

It’s basically a national holiday when Le Creuset cookware goes on sale. So, start celebrating because the brand’s famous Dutch Ovens are up to 40% off for Memorial Day weekend — and they’re likely to sell out fast. The signature 5.5. dutch oven is available in dozens of vibrant shades, …read more

The Best Memorial Day Deals to Shop Today: From Dyson to Le Creuset

The sun is shining, the tank is clean and the internet is abuzz with hundreds of Memorial Day deals to shop this weekend. This year’s weekend sales, which are already live on a number of retailers ahead of the long weekend, cut a swath through every category. From swoon-worthy home …read more

Dennis Quaid Becomes ‘Reagan’ and Tells Mr. Gorbachev to Tear Down This Wall in First Trailer for Biopic

Well, the first trailer for Dennis Quaid’s Ronald Reagan biopic has debuted. The actor plays the 40th President of the United States in the feature, which promises to span the major events of Reagan’s life, including his confrontation with childhood bullies, his acting career and time leading the Screen Actors …read more

Sideshow, Janus Films Acquire North American Rights to Alain Guiraudie’s ‘Misericordia’ Out of Cannes

Sideshow and Janus Films have acquired the North American rights to Alain Guiraudie’s queer crime thriller “Misericordia,” starring Félix Kysyl, Catherine Frot, Jean-Baptiste Durand, Jacques Develay and David Ayala. The film was a selection of the Cannes Premiere section at this year’s festival. The film follows Jérémie (Kysyl), a man …read more

Anamaria Vartolomei Talks ‘Being Maria,’ Fighting for Change Within the Entertainment Industry at Cannes

Anamaria Vartolomei, the breakout star of Audrey Diwan’s Venice prizewinning “Happening,” is under the spotlight at this year’s Cannes Film Festival playing strong women in a pair of movies, “Being Maria” and “The Count Monte Cristo.” Both movies are supported by Chanel for which Vartolomei is an ambassador. Vartolomei says …read more

Judge Denies Alec Baldwin’s Bid to Throw Out Manslaughter Indictment

A New Mexico judge denied Alec Baldwin’s motion to throw out his manslaughter indictment on Friday, keeping the case on schedule for trial in July. Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer rejected each of Baldwin’s lawyers’ arguments for dismissal, finding that the grand jury process was not prejudiced against the actor. Baldwin …read more

‘Girls on the Bus’ Canceled After One Season at Max

“The Girls on the Bus” are not going round and round. Variety has learned that Max has canceled the political drama after just one season. “While Max will not be moving forward with a second season of ‘The Girls on the Bus,’ we are grateful to have partnered with immensely …read more