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Oscar Race at Cannes: Here Are the Winners and Losers

4 hours ago | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

After all the red-carpet lineups, anxious security delays, gala black-tie dinners, multilingual press conferences, beachside afterparties, and yacht interviews, who came out ahead at Cannes? Several international filmmakers emerged with higher profiles; hot-ticket English-language title “The Florida Project” finally sold (after days of price-lowering anxiety) to American indie du jour A24 — but when it came to Oscars, Cannes delivered only a handful of contenders.

The lion’s share of this year’s downbeat program, rife with suicidal tendencies and abused children, will never be heard from again stateside. The most entertaining material came from two TV sequels from favorite Cannes auteurs: David Lynch’s return to “Twin Peaks” and Jane Campion’s “Top of the Lake: China Girl,” starring Elisabeth Moss and the ubiquitous Nicole Kidman, who took home a well-deserved special Cannes jury prize on Sunday.

And Mexico’s Three Amigos, with no feature films in the selection, »

- Anne Thompson

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Oscar Race at Cannes: Here Are the Winners and Losers

4 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

After all the red-carpet lineups, anxious security delays, gala black-tie dinners, multilingual press conferences, beachside afterparties, and yacht interviews, who came out ahead at Cannes? Several international filmmakers emerged with higher profiles; hot-ticket English-language title “The Florida Project” finally sold (after days of price-lowering anxiety) to American indie du jour A24 — but when it came to Oscars, Cannes delivered only a handful of contenders.

The lion’s share of this year’s downbeat program, rife with suicidal tendencies and abused children, will never be heard from again stateside. The most entertaining material came from two TV sequels from favorite Cannes auteurs: David Lynch’s return to “Twin Peaks” and Jane Campion’s “Top of the Lake: China Girl,” starring Elisabeth Moss and the ubiquitous Nicole Kidman, who took home a well-deserved special Cannes jury prize on Sunday.

And Mexico’s Three Amigos, with no feature films in the selection, »

- Anne Thompson

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Cannes 2017. Family Matters—Noah Baumbach’s “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)”

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When a major artist finally makes it into the Cannes competition slate, despite consistently producing excellent work, the question becomes: what changed? Is it simply belated recognition? Or is the artist somehow pushing themselves in unprecedented ways, creating work deserving of a larger spotlight? Those are questions that one could ask regarding Noah Baumbach, who makes his first appearance at the Cannes Film Festival with The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), despite a filmography that goes back to 1995 with Kicking and Screaming. Oddly enough, the new film—a quiet New York-set drama on various members of the Meyerowitz clan—finds the Manhattan-based director in perfectly comfortable territory, far closer in spirit to his older work than his recent, more adventurous projects with Greta Gerwig. But familiar need not necessarily mean bad. And although it lacks the ambition that one typically associates with a Cannes Competition title (however much or little »

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Edgar Wright, Dwayne Johnson, Rian Johnson, Marc Webb, Lin-Manuel Miranda Plot Simon & Garfunkel Movie Universe

26 May 2017 6:33 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sprawling cinematic universes have done boffo box-office business. “Star Wars,” Marvel comics, DC superheroes, and classic monster tales have all been mined for movie multiplex magic — with awesome auds turning out serious coin for congloms. Now another under-exploited IP may be ready for the silver screen — the song catalog of Simon & Garfunkel.

What began as an apparent joke on Twitter by “Baby Driver” helmer Edgar Wright has turned into an apparent joke on Twitter by Edgar Wright and a bunch of other people. On Friday, Wright tweeted, tagging fellow filmmaker Marc Webb, “I have ‘Baby Driver’ out in June & @MarcW has ‘The Only Living Boy In New York’ in August. Where is the ‘So Long Frank Lloyd Wright’ movie?”

Amazing. The Simon And Garfunkel Song Title Cinematic Universe is growing; The Rock confirms he will star in 'I Am A Rock'. pic.twitter.com/rmTC0v6yOd

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Adam Driver Was A Bit Of A Grouch On The Set Of Star Wars: The Last Jedi

26 May 2017 2:37 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Kylo Ren is understandably a little miffed right now. Not only is he recovering from killing his dad, but he got beaten in a lightsaber duel by a complete beginner and the pride and joy of the First Order, Starkiller Base, was blown to smithereens. But, that doesn’t quite explain why Adam Driver sounds like he’s being a bit of a grouchy so and so on the set of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

In an interview with Vanity Fair, Hamill explained that Driver is “very moody and intense,” adding:

“I remember saying to Adam, ‘I don’t know how you work, or your technique. But, at some point, you were my nephew. I probably bounced you on my knee. I probably babysat for you. There’s that side, and now we’re both estranged from the Skywalker family. All I’m suggesting is, if you’d like, »

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Bruno wins Palm Dog paws down by Richard Mowe - 2017-05-26 18:56:34

26 May 2017 10:56 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Dustin Hoffman as Harold out walking with poodle Bruno in The Meyerowtiz Stories. Bruno has won the Palm Dog award. Harold is hospitalised after a head injury he received while walking the poodle (“You should see the other dog,” his character jokes). Photo: Netflix

A poodle named Bruno has rewarded for his acting efforts in The Meyerowitz Stories, taking the prestigious Palm Dog award at the Cannes Film Festival (today 26 May). He plays Dustin Hoffman’s soul mate in Noah Baumbach’s New York set family drama and was a front runner early on.

Palm Dog is the world's best known award for dogs on screen. From humble beginnings the Palm Dog has grown into a recognised and lauded fixture on the international Film Award circuit. It is designated for best canine performances in film, judged and attended by international film stars and critics since 2001.

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Newswire: Some very good dogs won awards at Cannes

26 May 2017 10:16 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

While we don’t yet know who received the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, we have learned who got the Palm Dog, the award for a distinguished pup in a movie: A good boy named Bruno, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Bruno is one of the stars of Noah Baumbach’s The Meyerowitz Stories, alongside Ben Stiller, an actually impressive Adam Sandler, and Dustin Hoffman. He is also a poodle, whose work, according to jury president and Guardian film critic Peter Bradshaw, “symbolizes the brutal submission to Republican domestic policy,” per THR. The Meyerowitz Stories’ inclusion in competition was controversial because it’s being released by Netflix, but clearly a good dog is a good dog regardless of distribution platform.

Meanwhile, Lupo, a German Shepherd, took home the Grand Jury prize for his work in Ava, and Robert Pattinson, though not a dog, got a “special mention »

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Cannes: 'Meyerowitz Stories' Canine Wins Palm Dog

26 May 2017 8:04 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Bruno has taken Cannes' most pawstegious prize, the coveted Palm Dog.

The standard poodle was lauded for his work in Noah Baumbach's The Meyerowitz Stories, a pawsitively stunning turn as Dustin Hoffman’s emotionally neglected pooch.

Jury member and Guardian film critic Peter Bradshaw said Bruno’s intense pawformance represents “what some would say symbolizes the brutal submission to Republican domestic policy.” Bruno had long been the frontrunner for the role. 

The Grand Jury prize went to Lupo, a German shepherd who made his star turn in the critics' week entry Ava. The film tells the coming-of-age tail of two teens and »

- Rhonda Richford

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Leonardo DiCaprio, David Beckham, Will Smith Steal the Show at Cannes amfAR Gala

26 May 2017 6:39 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Leo and David! Leo and David! Everybody was trying to get near this year’s power duo at the Cannes amfAR gala. At around 8 p.m., at the Hotel du Cap in Antibes, the world’s biggest movie star was chatting with the famous soccer player, as bodyguards flicked away photographers. Leonardo DiCaprio looked animated, using his fingers to count down talking points, as David Beckham nodded politely.

Then it was time to go inside the dinner, held in a massive tent with a 1920s Hollywood vibe and dancing showgirls. As Beckham strode through the grass, a fan managed to sneak by him to ask for a selfie. Beckham hesitated, before reluctantly agreeing.

“David, you should charge money for that picture, man,” one of his handlers cracked. “$10,000 a shot!”

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2017 Cannes amfAR Gala: Inside Details on the Star-Studded Bash

25 May 2017 9:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Hollywood’s A-list descended on the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on Thursday for the Golden Age of Hollywood-themed amfAR gala to cap off yet another event-filled Cannes Film Festival.

After their many photo-ops on the glamorous red carpet, actors, musicians and a bevy of supermodels made their way inside the fabled French Riviera venue to raise funds for AIDS research programs.

Leonardo DiCaprio arrived with Bff Tobey Maguire and David Beckham, both of whom were seated at the newly-single actor’s table. Bella Hadid, who wore a sheer Ralph & Russo gown, was spotted making her way to DiCaprio’s table.

The »

- J.D. Heyman and Karen Mizoguchi

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Nicki Minaj Performs 'Swish Swish' at amfAR Gala, Parties with Bella Hadid - See the Pics!

25 May 2017 5:45 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Nicki Minaj is back to living it up in Europe!

Two months after her Paris Fashion Week takeover, the newly-signed Wilhelmina Model returned to France, for one of the most coveted events at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.

Related: Nicki Minaj Says She's 'Celibate,' But Has 'Sleepovers' With Nas: 'I Might Make an Exception for Him'

On Thursday, Minaj made a surprise appearance at the 24th annual amfAR gala where she performed for the star-studded crowd inside the Hotel du Cap.

But before she hit the stage, the 34-year-old rapper slayed the red carpet in a custom Roberto Cavalli couture gown.

Read: Nicki Minaj to Perform at NBA Awards

After a quick wardrobe change into a custom Balmain ensemble, the self-proclaimed "Barbie" treated the crowd to a song medley that included "No Frauds," and her verse on Katy Perry's "Swish Swish."

She even found time to deliver a potential new meme for the internet with this »

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Adam Sandler is getting high praise and even Oscar buzz for his performance in The Meyerowitz Stories

25 May 2017 5:01 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Adam Sandler is getting Oscar buzz. No, you don’t need new glasses, but consider checking outside for any flying pigs. His new Netflix produced film The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) received a 4 minute standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival.

Sandler’s performance is receiving rave reviews, and the film is currently sitting at a 93% Fresh Rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Here is the kicker: Almost every single review states that Adam Sandler is one of, if not the best part of the movie. His performance is being so highly-praised, in fact, that many are thinking that the actor could win the Best Actor award at Cannes.

Also, almost unbelievably and certainly unexpectedly, the actor is now getting Oscar buzz. Look at this excerpt from Variety’s review of the film from Cannes:

“With no shtick to fall back on, Sandler is forced to act, and it’s a glorious thing to watch… »

- Jordan Jones

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Adam Sandler Gets 4-Minute Standing Ovation at Cannes, Is Oscar Next?

24 May 2017 5:34 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Adam Sandler received a four-minute standing ovation (yes, you read that correctly a 4 minute standing ovation) at the Cannes Film Festival on the French Riviera. Sandler has come a long way since nudie magazine day and this is actually his second time gaining praise at Cannes. The first time was 15 years ago for his highly underrated performance in Paul Thomas Anderson's Punch-Drunk Love. The late Roger Ebert even praised Sandler's performance in the movie stating that Sandler had "unexpected depth" and that he has "darkness, obsession, and power." This is all true, so where did that version of Sandler disappear to? If Sunday's standing ovation has anything to say about it, that Sandler is back.

The ovation came after a screening of Noah Baumbach's The Meyerowitz Stories, which is competing for a Palm d'Or this year at Cannes, the highest honor given at the event. The movie was »

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70th Cannes Film Festival Review – The Meyerowitz Stories (2017)

24 May 2017 5:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), 2017.

Directed by Noah Baumbach.

Starring: Adam Sandler, Dustin Hoffman, Ben Stiller, Emma Thompson, Elizabeth Marvel, and Grace Van Patten.

Synopsis:

The estranged, middle-aged children of a New York artist reconnect with each other in the wake of their father’s illness.

After a spate of juvenile comedies, Adam Sandler has found a nurturing guide in the form of Noah Baumbach. The Greenberg and Margot at the Wedding director serves up prime material for Sandler and the rest of his A-list cast to sink their teeth into, and it’s a joy to watch.

In The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), Sandler plays Danny, one-third of the offspring of Dustin Hoffman’s Harold, a New York sculptor and university lecturer. The thrice-divorced Harold is on his latest wife, an eccentric drunk named Maureen (Emma Thompson), and the couple split their time between comfortable homes in the city and countryside. »

- Sara Hemrajani

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Ben Stiller: Studios Aren’t Run by People Like Netflix’s Ted Sarandos

22 May 2017 5:58 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The cast of “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)” weighed in on the ongoing Netflix-Cannes controversy — a small facet of the larger friction between traditional studios and streaming services — in an interview with Variety at the Cannes Film Festival on Monday.

Ben Stiller and Adam Sandler, who play half-brothers navigating the dysfunction of their family in the film, said if the studios are unhappy with Netflix making inroads on their territory, they have no one to blame but themselves.

“I don’t know why the studios have become so adverse to making interesting films and taking chances,” Stiller said. “I guess it’s about money. These studios are owned by big conglomerates and they’re not independent studios making films. They have a huge profit margin, so they make movies that can make a lot of money. Unfortunately, that means the really good interesting movies aren’t getting made. »

- Erin Nyren

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Adam Sandler Gives Surprisingly Poignant Performance In Netflix Film ‘The Meyerowitz Stories’ Debuting At Cannes

22 May 2017 2:32 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Adam Sandler stars in a poignant new Netflix-backed film, The Meyerowitz Stories, that made its debut at Cannes. Adam Sandler In The Meyerowitz Stories At Cannes Sandler stars alongside Ben StillerDustin HoffmanCandice Bergen, and Emma Thompson in this family drama by Noah Baumbach. The movie follows the Meyerowitz family under patriarch Harold (Hoffman), an artist who is angry that the […]

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Emma Thompson Acts Like an Adventurous Little Kid While Swimming in Cannes

22 May 2017 8:25 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Emma Thompson is having way too much fun at the Cannes Film Festival, and we're kind of living for it. The actress, who has been hard at work promoting her new movie The Meyerowitz Stories with costars Adam Sandler and Dustin Hoffman, enjoyed some much-needed R&R on Saturday when she relaxed by the water at the Hotel du Cap Eden-Roc in Antibes, France. Wearing a bright blue swimsuit, the 58-year-old looked like she was having the time of her life as she soaked up the sun on a platform and jumped into the water while plugging her nose. She even got in a few leg stretches in between dips. Emma is proof that no matter your age, you never have to grow up. RelatedMay We All One Day Be as Carefree as Emily Ratajkowski in These Bikini Photos »

- Kelsie Gibson

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Cannes Film Review: ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’

22 May 2017 4:23 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In Nara Park, Japan, spotted deer were long believed to possess divine properties. To cause the death of one, even by accident, was a capital offense. Halfway across the world, in ancient Greece, King Agamemnon learned this the hard way, invoking the wrath of the gods for killing one of Artemis’ beloved deer, for which he was obliged to sacrifice his own daughter, Iphigenia. The obvious lesson: Don’t kill deer. But what if the deed is already done? That’s the premise of “Dogtooth” director Yorgos Lanthimos’ latest ruthless allegory, “The Killing of a Sacred Deer,” which has nothing at all to do with wildlife, holy or otherwise — although it does feature two key scenes in which a hunting rifle plays a critical role.

The title is a metaphor, as is the film’s central dramatic predicament (Lanthimos goes out of his way to make sure we understand that, »

- Peter Debruge

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Cannes Review: Adam Sandler Finds the Right Note Amongst the Scattered Charms of ‘The Meyerowitz Stories (New & Selected)’

21 May 2017 2:35 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Adam Sandler has acted in nearly 50 feature films, the majority of which he’s played the lead. It won’t come as any great surprise to learn that The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) is amongst the best works of his career, comfortably scaling the lower denominators to reach those sparse upper peaks. Director Noah Baumbach draws from the 51-year-old’s main talents as both comedic songwriter (as in his early standup and his time at SNL) and ticking time bomb (his signature switch from toddler-voiced timidity to raging lunatic that Paul Thomas Anderson harnessed so effectively in Punch Drunk Love).

Meyerowitz is a lesser film than that PTA masterpiece, more a scattered selection of parts than any kind of convincing whole (a fact that the cumbersome title in no way excuses). It does, however, have the welcome casual feel of a mid-career Woody Allen New York-set picture — all starry ensemble casting, »

- Rory O'Connor

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Adam Sandler on ‘The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)’ and Therapy: ‘I Don’t Want to Let Anybody Down’

21 May 2017 1:49 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Amid all the poorly received Netflix Originals, let us not forget that Adam Sandler dabbles in more serious fare from time to time. It doesn’t always work out — “The Cobbler” was among the most pilloried films of 2014 — but Noah Baumbach’s “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)” has emerged as an early favorite at Cannes. Sandler spoke about the film during a press conference at the festival, saying that he “couldn’t believe we were doing this movie” when he first read the script.

Read More: Cannes Review: A Great Adam Sandler Performance Makes ‘The Meyerowitz Stories’ One of Noah Baumbach’s Best

Ben Stiller and Dustin Hoffman co-star as Sandler’s brother and father, respectively, with Emma Thompson playing Hoffman’s third and current wife. “It’s different for a comedian when you get an offer like this,” Sandler said. “My first thought is, ‘I don’t want »

- Michael Nordine

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