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How Blake Lively's Hairstylist Created 5 Looks in Less Than 24 Hours

17 October 2017 9:01 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

When it comes to press tours, Blake Lively does not come to play, she comes to slay. And the actress proved her expertise as a quick-change artist yet again, switching up her look from head to toe seven times in one day while promoting All I See is You. Of course, for the marathon day of mane changes, the actress enlisted her No. 1 hairdo guru: Rod Ortega, who was the mastermind behind the star’s many styles during her Age of Adaline press tour as well.

How did he pull off five distinct looks in a matter of minutes? “We »

- Jackie Fields

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"Barbarella" Live-Action TV Series

2 October 2017 6:30 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Dynamite Entertainment's "Barbarella" #1 in support of the upcoming Amazon-produced, live-action "Barbarella" TV series pilot, is written by Mike Carey and illustrated by Kenan Yarar, with covers by Kenneth Rocafort, Joe Jusko, Josephn Michael Linsner, Robert Hack, Annie Wu, Kenan Yarar, Valentine DeLandro, Veronica Fish and Roberto Castro, available December 8, 2017:

"...Earth's star-crossed daughter is back! 

"When 'Barbarella' wanders into a war zone, the theocratic rulers of 'Parosia' arrest and imprison her. 

"A prison break is brewing, but now that she knows what the Parosians do to their own citizens...

"...Barbarella decides to make this fight her own..."

The "Barbarella" TV series pilot that landed at Amazon Studios, is written by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade of "Skyfall" fame.

"Drive" director Nicolas Winding Refn will direct the pilot adapting creator Jean-Claude Forest's erotic sci-fi comic strip.

"I kind of went back to the original comic," said Refn "and »

- Michael Stevens

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Oss 117 Five Film Collection

16 September 2017 11:15 AM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

He’s fast on his feet, quick with a gun, and faster with the to-die-for beauties that only existed in the swinging ’60s. The superspy exploits of Oss 117 were too big for just one actor, so meet all three iterations of the man they called Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath . . . seriously.

Oss 117 Five Film Collection

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Oss 117 Is Unleashed; Oss 117: Panic in Bangkok; Oss 117: Mission For a Killer; Oss 117: Mission to Tokyo; Oss 117: Double Agent

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1963-1968 / B&W and Color / 1:85 widescreen + 2:35 widescreen / 528 min. / Street Date September 26, 2017 / available through Kino Lorber / 59.95

Starring: Kerwin Matthews, Nadia Sanders, Irina Demick, Daniel Emilfork; Kerwin Matthews, Pier Angeli, Robert Hossein; Frederick Stafford, Mylène Demongeot, Perrette Pradier, Dominique Wilms, Raymond Pellegrin, Annie Anderson; Frederick Stafford, Marina Vlad, Jitsuko Yoshimura; John Gavin, Margaret Lee, Curd Jurgens, Luciana Paluzzi, Rosalba Neri, Robert Hossein, George Eastman.

Cinematography: Raymond Pierre Lemoigne »

- Glenn Erickson

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How New Movies Are Redefining Our Understanding of Family Life

14 September 2017 4:17 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The following essay was produced as part of the 2017 Locarno Critics Academy, a workshop for aspiring film critics that took place during the 70th edition of the Locarno Film Festival.

Locarno isn’t just home to a major European film festival. It’s also an ideal place for many Swiss and foreign families to travel in summer and enjoy its hot weather, pleasant cuisine, and serene lake. This makes it a terrific place for contemplating new movies.

Ironically, during the 70th edition of the Locarno Film Festival, many of the films outwardly questioned the value of traditional family life. Many viewers encountered the puzzling contrast of watching subversive movies, leaving the screening rooms, and watching very conventional heterosexual families enjoying their vacations. But this only made the power of these movies stand out.

“C’est moi” says Fanny Ardant, a transgender women, in “Lola Pater,” the film by the Franco-Algerian director Nadir Mokneche, »

- Francisco Noronha

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Mireille Darc Dies: French Actress And ‘Le Grand Blond’ Star Was 79

28 August 2017 1:47 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

An icon of French cinema and a frequent collaborator of Georges Lautner and Alain Delon, Mireille Darc has died. Her family confirmed the news to French media outlets this morning saying she passed away during the night on Sunday. She was 79. Darc, who was born in 1938, was often compared to Brigitte Bardot. Her film career began in 1960 and she went on to make about 50 movies, including 1964’s Dandelion By The Roots which kicked off her work with Lautner. The pair would… »

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Frozen in Time: Brigitte Bardot on set in Mexico, February 1965

20 August 2017 4:30 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Bardot sits down to soup with director Louis Malle and the cast of Viva Maria!

On film sets today, the catering van will typically dispense bacon sandwiches and a sliver of quiche. In 1965, in Mexico on the set of Viva Maria! with director Louis Malle, they ate lunch as if celebrating a best friend’s wedding. Waited on by staff, Brigitte Bardot (who was nominated for a Bafta for her portrayal of a dance-hall girl turned revolutionary) enjoyed the soup course, with a feast to follow.

Eight years later she announced her retirement from the entertainment business, in order to focus on animal rights. After 47 films it was the end of long on-set feasts, and the beginning of a new career in activism, and convictions for inciting racial hatred, after remarks about Islam. Following the most recent, in 2008, on her website she claimed her defence was that she was objecting »

- Eva Wiseman

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Spotlight: Humane Society International's Celebrity Supporters

18 August 2017 3:00 AM, PDT | Look to the Stars | See recent Look to the Stars news »

Humane Society International and our partner organizations together constitute one of the world’s largest animal protection organizations-backed by 11 million people. Hsi works to protect all animals-including animals in laboratories, farm animals, companion animals, and wildlife-and our record of achievement demonstrates our dedication and effectiveness. With the support of our advocates and donors, we have advocated for strong legislation to protect animals. For example, in 2009 we helped achieve a European Union ban on trade in seal products, a major step toward ending the annual commercial seal slaughter in Canada. We work with local animal organizations in countries all over the world to provide direct, hands-on care to animals in need and spread the culture of compassion. Our campaigns strike at the root of problems affecting animals by providing the tools and resources to prevent animal suffering both now and in the future.

Sir Paul McCartney – has actively supported Hsi’s »

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Richard Gordon obituary

15 August 2017 5:37 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Novelist whose Doctor in the House books were turned into popular comedy films, starring Dirk Bogarde as Simon Sparrow

Gordon Ostlere, who has died aged 95, was a real-life doctor until 1952, when he left medical practice so that his alter ego, Richard Gordon, could pursue what he considered the more congenial occupation of writing. That year Doctor in the House, the first of Gordon’s breezily good-humoured series of stories with a medical setting, appeared, with a film adaptation following two years later.

The movie was a great success, making a star of Dirk Bogarde as Simon Sparrow, the hapless medical student with matinee idol good looks. He is the innocent who falls in with three already established students at St Swithin’s hospital (Kenneth More, Donald Sinden and Donald Houston), devoted to dating, drinking and sport. Authority came in the form of the fearsome chief surgeon, Sir Lancelot Spratt, realised »

- Dennis Barker

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Why Jeanne Moreau’s Death Represents the Decline of French Film in America

4 August 2017 1:47 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Iconic actress Jeanne Moreau’s death this week at 89 received muted American coverage, with remembrances that hardly captured Moreau’s essential presence and influence in world cinema. Overshadowed by the passing of Sam Shepard the day before (more contemporary, American, prominent in multiple fields, and younger), she received back-page obituaries in major papers. Her lack of any Oscar nominations, or a deserved honorary award, didn’t help the cause.

Even more unfortunate is the treatment of her death reflects American audiences’ ever-increasing disinterest in French-language film. Jeanne Moreau is significant for her transcendent artistry and the directors with whom she worked, but she also represented the iconic qualities of her country’s cinema.

Though the boom in “art houses” (a term popularized in the late 1940s) came more from Italian films (“Rome, Open City,” “Shoe Shine,” and particularly “Bicycle Thief”), French film became a steady part of the subtitled market by the mid-1950s. »

- Tom Brueggemann

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Why Jeanne Moreau Was One of the Greatest French Actresses of All-Time

31 July 2017 11:49 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Jeanne Moreau was to French cinema as Manet’s “Olympia” was to French painting — the personification of the gait, glance, and gesture of modern life. Her darting brown eyes and enigmatic moue were the face of the French New Wave. Her candid sensuality and self-assurance, not to mention the suggestion that she was always in control, made her the epitome of the New Woman. From Orson Welles and Luis Bunuel to Joseph Losey and Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Moreau was the muse to the greatest directors of world cinema.

“She has all the qualities one expects in a woman,” quipped Francois Truffaut, director of her most beloved film, “Jules and Jim” (1962), “plus all those one expects in a man — without the inconveniences of either.”

Surprisingly, this quintessence of French femininity had an English mother, a dancer at the Folies Bergere. Her French father, a hotelier and restaurateur, upon learning that his daughter likewise had theatrical ambitions, »

- Carrie Rickey

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Jeanne Moreau, Star of Jules et Jim and French Film Icon, Dies at 89

31 July 2017 8:33 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Actress Jeanne Moreau, an icon of French New Wave cinema who went on to become an international film star, has died in Paris, according to Afp. She was 89.

While cause of death has not been disclosed, reports in French media indicate she was found Monday morning in her apartment on Faubourgh-St.-Honoré by a maid.

French president Emmanuel Macron paid tribute to the late star on his twitter early Monday morning, calling her a “movie and theater legend” who was “engaged in the whirlwind of life with absolute freedom.”

The star of François Truffaut’s classic 1962 film Jules et Jim, »

- Peter Mikelbank

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Jeanne Moreau, Star of French Film Classics, Dies at 89

31 July 2017 3:13 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Acclaimed French actress Jeanne Moreau, whose films include such masterpieces as “Jules and Jim” and “Diary of a Chambermaid,” has died. She was 89.

The mayor of the Paris district in which Moreau lived confirmed her death.

French President Emmanuel Macron called her “a legend of cinema and theater … an actress engaged in the whirlwind of life with an absolute freedom.” Pierre Lescure, president of the Cannes Film Festival, tweeted: “She was strong and she didn’t like to see people pour their hearts out. Sorry, Jeanne, but this is beyond us. We are crying.”

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Moreau was honored with a 1965 Time magazine cover story, rare for a foreign actress, and was compared to such screen greats as Garbo and Monroe. Since her rise to prominence in the mid-’50s, she epitomized the tenets of the French new wave, boasting a womanly sexuality and a fierce independent spirit. Orson Welles, »

- Carmel Dagan and Richard Natale

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Christie Brinkley, 63, Poses Nude Under a Giant Palm Leaf for Social Life Magazine

19 July 2017 9:31 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Christie Brinkley‘s supermodel status is unparalleled. The 63-year-old star, who has appeared on the front of more than 500 magazines (three of which were her back-to-back-to-back Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue covers) is experiencing a career resurgence, continuing to model with and without her clothes. She also seems to be aging in reverse.

The supermodel’s latest gig? Brinkley covers the July 21 issue of Social Life Magazine with a teased and tousled Brigitte Bardot-like ’60s hairstyle. But the real head-turning (and jaw-dropping) photos are in the star’s spread inside the magazine.

Related Photos: Christie Brinkley’s Most Iconic Sports »

- Kaitlyn Frey

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Shalako

17 July 2017 8:30 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

It’s 007 in the saddle! Sean Connery didn’t become a career cowboy but his one stint as a Louis L’Amour hero is a diverting change of pace. And we couldn’t resist the pairing of two of moviedom’s most attractive actors — Connery and Brigitte Bardot.

Shalako

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Kl Studio Classics

1968 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 113 min. / Street Date July 11, 2017 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95

Starring: Sean Connery, Brigitte Bardot, Stephen Boyd, Jack Hawkins, Peter van Eyck, Honor Blackman, Woody Strode, Eric Sykes, Alexander Knox, Valerie French, Julián Mateos, Don ‘Red’ Barry.

Cinematography: Ted Moore

Film Editor: Bill Blunden

Original Music: Robert Farnon

Written by J.J. Griffith, Hal Hopper, Scot Finch, Clarke Reynolds from the novel by Louis L’Amour

Produced by Euan Lloyd

Directed by Edward Dmytryk

It’s true, after five consecutive James Bond movies, we weren’t exactly ready to see Sean Connery as an American cowboy hero. »

- Glenn Erickson

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National Bikini Day Salutes Hollywood, From Raquel Welch to Judi Dench

5 July 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

It’s National Bikini Day on July 5, celebrating Louis Reard’s 1946 invention of the swimwear (of course it would be in France!). The swimsuit wasn’t an immediate hit, though, due to 1940s standards of modesty. But pop culture helped bring it to the masses, thanks to such early-1960s icons as Brigitte Bardot, Ursula Andress, and Raquel Welch.

In 1960, the novelty song “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini,” sung by Brian Hyland, became a No. 1 hit in the U.S. and the record company said bikini sales boomed as a result. And in 1962, Andress emerged from the water in the James Bond “Dr. No,” while Bardot appeared in “A Very Private Affair,” both in small white two-piece suits. And nothing was the same after that.

In 1964, American International Pictures released “Bikini Beach,” the third of its “Beach Party” movies starring Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello. “Bikini Beach” featured surfers, bikers, »

- Tim Gray

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National Bikini Day Salutes Hollywood, From Raquel Welch to Judi Dench

5 July 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

It’s National Bikini Day on July 5, celebrating Louis Reard’s 1946 invention of the swimwear (of course it would be in France!). The swimsuit wasn’t an immediate hit, though, due to 1940s standards of modesty. But pop culture helped bring it to the masses, thanks to such early-1960s icons as Brigitte Bardot, Ursula Andress, and Raquel Welch.

In 1960, the novelty song “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini,” sung by Brian Hyland, became a No. 1 hit in the U.S. and the record company said bikini sales boomed as a result. And in 1962, Andress emerged from the water in the James Bond “Dr. No,” while Bardot appeared in “A Very Private Affair,” both in small white two-piece suits. And nothing was the same after that.

In 1964, American International Pictures released “Bikini Beach,” the third of its “Beach Party” movies starring Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello. “Bikini Beach” featured surfers, bikers »

- Tim Gray

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Vanessa Redgrave: ‘Democracy is at stake. That’s why I’m voting Labour’

21 May 2017 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The actor and leftwing activist is at Cannes to talk about her directorial debut, a documentary attacking the handling of the refugee crisis – and it takes a little jousting for her to delve into her rich past…

It’s the 70th edition of the Cannes film festival; a birthday to celebrate, an excuse to look back. The list of past Palme d’Or winners scrolls across the screen ahead of the evening premiere. The whole town is studded with pictures from yesteryear. There’s Brigitte Bardot posing on the beach; Godard and Truffaut rallying the masses; Blow Up-era Vanessa Redgrave in a striped mini-dress, the epitome of swinging 60s London. “Oh yeah, very glamorous,” the actor recalls. “I came with Michelangelo Antonioni and Monica Vitti, so I felt I was really in with the cool crowd. Except that we didn’t call it cool in those days. I’m »

- Xan Brooks

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'Godard is not God!' … Michel Hazanavicius on his film about France's most notorious director

17 May 2017 10:07 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The women, the films, the fights, the flops … the director of The Artist has risked infuriating France with Redoubtable – a hilarious drama about Jean-Luc Godard

It’s May 1968 and Jean-Luc Godard is marching along a Paris boulevard during an anti-establishment demo. On the face of it, things couldn’t be better for the leading light of the nouvelle vague: the great director is spending his spring lobbing stones at the riot police, haranguing students at sit-ins, and making love to his beautiful wife Anne Wiazemsky, nearly 20 years his junior and the star of his new film.

But, just then, a demonstrator sidles up and praises Godard’s early films – A Bout de Souffle with Jean-Paul Belmondo, Le Mepris with Brigitte Bardot. As the fan heaps on more praise, Godard’s face gets longer and longer. Doesn’t this guy realise that the old Godard is dead? That he has disowned those films? »

- Stuart Jeffries

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9 Cannes Film Festival Game-Changers Now Streaming

16 May 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Editor’s Note: This article is presented in partnership with FilmStruck. The exclusive streaming home for The Criterion Collection, FilmStruck features the largest streaming library of contemporary and classic arthouse, indie, foreign and cult films as well as extensive bonus content, filmmaker interviews and rare footage. Learn more here.

Throughout its 70 year history, the Cannes Film Festival has been at the forefront of game-changing cinema. New directorial voices and international film movements have all used the festival as a launch pad to global recognition. If a film or artist has shaped cinema over the last seven decades, chances are they’ve been the toast of Cannes at least once. Many of these historic Cannes titles are streaming exclusively on FilmStruck, and we gathered up 10 of our favorites you need to watch below.

“Rome, Open City”

The first Cannes Film Festival was originally set for September 1939, but World War II caused a seven-year delay. »

- Zack Sharf

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53 Cannes Film Festival Photos That Will Take You Way, Way Back

15 May 2017 11:58 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

The Cannes Film Festival kicks off in the South of France this week, and we're soaking up all the glitz and glamour that the annual event has to offer. Founded in 1946, the festival has developed a long, eccentric history rife with controversial films, international superstars, and, of course, lots of memorable red carpet moments. We're celebrating the rich legacy of Cannes with an epic look back at the most nostalgic photos from the film festival, from Brigitte Bardot in the '50s, to Jane Birkin in the '70s, to Naomi Campbell in the '90s. Scroll through to see them all now. »

- Brittney Stephens

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