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Art world satire The Square wins Palme d'Or
- May 29, 2017

The Cannes Film Festival awarded its coveted Palme d'Or award to Ruben Ostlund's Swedish comedy " The Square " on Sunday, while Sofia Coppola became only the second woman to win the best director award. Isabelle Huppert also acknowledged the disparity in her speech, saying: "Seventy years of Cannes , 76 Palmes d'Or, only one of which has gone to a woman..." There are some exceptions, but for the most part I was surprised with the representation of female characters on the screen in ... (more...)
UK: Manchester Police Arrest Another Suspect in Bomb Probe, Total 12 UK: Manchester Police Arrest Another Suspect in Bomb Probe, Total 12
- May 29, 2017

The UK Government has expressed its anger after USA newspaper New York Times published photos showing the scene of the Manchester Arena attack that left 22 dead and several others injured. Peter Hook, a member of seminal Manchester band New Order , was among the runners and said the tragedy had brought people together. Three people were arrested - and quickly de-arrested - during the afternoon's operation at Quantock Street, Moss Side, leading them to post an outraged sign on their front ... (more...)
Palestinian prisoners in Israel end mass hunger strike
- May 29, 2017

Israel quickly resorted to harsh punitive measures in its effort to break the strike, including transferring prisoners between prisons, subjecting leaders to solitary confinement , blocking visits by lawyers and confiscating personal belongings. (more...)
Spencer Matthews was having a great time at Pippa's wedding Spencer Matthews was having a great time at Pippa's wedding
- May 29, 2017

Duchess of Cambridge , Kate Middleton , was reportedly a little anxious that her children might misbehave at her sister Pippa's wedding , according to news reports, but it turns out that the royal children were on their best behavior - and they almost stole the show . (more...)
Almodovar: Cannes deliberations went 'very fast'
- May 29, 2017

Cannes entries that went home empty-handed included Todd Haynes' time-hopping " Wonderstruck ", the Safdie brothers' crime drama " Good Time ", Michel Hazanavicius' Godard riff " Redoubtable " and two-time Palme d'Or victor Michael Haneke's viciously dark " Happy End ". (more...)
Ederson hints at City move Ederson hints at City move
- May 29, 2017

The 30-year-old made a bright start to his City career but quickly became the forgotten man, finishing the season with six goals and five assists in 1,349 minutes of play. Even on his return to Estadio da Luz, Ederson faced considerable challenges. Guimaraes beat Benfica 2-1 in the 2013 Portuguese Cup final, when it was coached by Rui Vitoria, now Benfica's coach. (more...)
The Allman Brothers founder Gregg Allman has died at age 69
- May 29, 2017

His manager made the announcement of his death on his website: " I lost one Good friend and the world has lost a brilliant pioneer of music. Cher wasn't the only musician to share a few words for Allman on Twitter . That music has been labeled " Southern rock " thanks to the band's home base in Macon, Ga. - but it was much more than rock, and it reflected a lot more than the South. (more...)
United Kingdom reduces terror threat level to severe United Kingdom reduces terror threat level to severe
- May 29, 2017

Armed police were stationed among spectators at the Great Manchester Run as the latest large-scale event took place in the city in the wake of the terror attack. The straps of a backpack are visible on his shoulders. "I'll be returning to the incredibly fearless city of Manchester to spend time with my fans and the have a benefit concert in honor of and to raise money for the victims and their families..." "They picked the wrong people to mess with this time". (more...)
Members of Manchester bomber's network 'may be at large'
- May 29, 2017

Some 23,000 terror suspects may be at large across Britain, the country's intelligence community say after the Manchester attack by a Libyan-origin man who was on the radar of the UK's spy agencies. "This is still a live investigation which is not slowing down", police said. They have made an appeal to the public for information about the bomber's movements since 18 May, when he returned to the United Kingdom from Libya. (more...)
Sofia Coppola Becomes Second Woman To Win Cannes Film Festival's Directing Prize Sofia Coppola Becomes Second Woman To Win Cannes Film Festival's Directing Prize
- May 29, 2017

British filmmaker Lynne Ramsay was the joint victor of best screenplay for You Were Never Really Here , for which Joaquin Phoenix was named best actor. Onstage in the Lumière Theatre, where the awards ceremony took place, the director Maren Ade, a juror, accepted the prize for an absent Coppola, who thanked her parents as well as the director Jane Campion for being "a role model and supporting women filmmakers". (more...)
'Pirates Of The Caribbean 5'
- May 29, 2017

Jack's only hope of survival lies in the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it he must forge an uneasy alliance with Carina Smyth, a brilliant and handsome astronomer, and Henry, a headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy. Now, 10 years after the Pirates 2 releases, (and two decades in Caribbean time) Turner finally makes it back to his love Elizabeth Swann ( Keira Knightley ), looking a lot worse for wear from escorting souls lost at sea to the next world. (more...)
We need more female film directors, says Jessica Chastain We need more female film directors, says Jessica Chastain
- May 29, 2017

Michael Franco's Spanish-language April's Daughter won the jury prize in the Un Certain regard section, while Taylor Sheridan was named best director for Wind River . In accepting the prize, she acknowledged anyone who, like her character, "has survived an act of terrorism and who is trying to pick up the pieces and go on living after having lost everything". (more...)
Baywatch Review: Priyanka's Hollywood Debut Gets The Lowest Rating
- May 29, 2017

Directed by Seth Gordon, Baywatch stars Dwayne Johnson , Zac Efron, Priyanka Chopra , Alexandra Daddario among others. Efron himself joked on Twitter that there would be a " Baywatch 2" "right before 3". Though, the action comedy has been trashed in a lot of reviews, western critics see great potential in Priyanka Chopra and have praised her performance in the film. (more...)
WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning released from prison WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning released from prison
- May 29, 2017

Manning received a 35 year sentence for leaking thousands of classified documents and videos to Wikileaks , but former President Obama commuted 28 years of that sentence before leaving office. Now free, Manning has indicated she will move to Maryland . Manning will remain on active army duty while her military court conviction remains under appeal. (more...)
Mac Miller Cancels Performances After Bombing at Ariana Grande's Manchester Concert Mac Miller Cancels Performances After Bombing at Ariana Grande's Manchester Concert
- May 29, 2017

Ariana Grande's boyfriend, Mac Miller , is also taking some time away from the stage following the bombing in Manchester . A suicide bomber targeted Ariana's fans as they exited her show at Manchester Arena on Monday night (May 22), killing 22 and injuring many others. (more...)
With Smoky Eyes, Thigh-high Slit, Deepika Padukone Slays It at Cannes
- May 29, 2017

Day 2 at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival saw some more film screenings and many more handsome outfits on the red carpet. The 70th Cannes Film Festival kick-started yesterday (May 17). Luckily we got to know how much Deepika Padukone enjoyed, thanks to her Twitter account. American fashion model Bella Hadid also hit the red carpet, but not without flashing her knickers. (more...)
Swedish art gallery satire wins Palme d'Or at Cannes Swedish art gallery satire wins Palme d'Or at Cannes
- May 29, 2017

It was the first-ever Swedish victor. Sofia Coppola was handed the best director prize for The Beguiled , becoming only the second woman in the festival's 70-year history to win the award. "Fantastic! Absolutely fantastic! I am so happy for Ruben and his team". I couldn't love it more. "It's very much a part of my contribution now, is being able to say, pretty much every 18 months, I'm making a movie with a female director ", the actress told the Sydney Morning Herald . (more...)
Japan's Takuma Sato wins Indianapolis 500 Japan's Takuma Sato wins Indianapolis 500
- May 29, 2017

But it was in the race he was supposed to struggle, with pit-stops and restarts apparently set to test the McLaren driver's lack of experience when it mattered. The Honda teams had a clear horsepower advantage over Chevrolet, but things were dicey in Indy for more than a week and certainly on race day: Before Alonso's failure, 2014 victor Ryan Hunter-Reay lost his Honda and so did Charlie Kimball. (more...)
Swedish art gallery satire "The Square" wins Palme d'Or at Cannes
- May 29, 2017

Joaquin Phoenix earned the Best Actor honour for the thriller You Were Never Really Here , which scored Lynne Ramsay the Best Screenplay accolade in a tie with Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthymis Filippou for The Killing of a Sacred Deer . (more...)
Sofia Coppola Makes History at Cannes After 56 Years
- May 29, 2017

The film, a savagely amusing takedown of political correctness and the things we choose to hang in art galleries, had premiered to strong reviews - but even director Ruben Ostlund was shocked as he picked up the award, shouting, "Oh my God, oh my God!" Although members of the jury said she was the first woman to win that prize, the history books show that Soviet director Yuliya Solntseva won it in 1961. (more...)

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