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74th Cannes Film Festival Roundup: Part 1

74th Cannes Film Festival Roundup: Part 1

By C.J. Prince | Jul 19, 2021

With the Cannes Film Festival wrapping its 74th annual function this weekend, EDGE contributor C.J. Prince breaks down some of the films that played at the cinematic event.

Pedro Almodóvar's 'Madres Paralelas' to Open Venice Film Festival

Pedro Almodóvar's 'Madres Paralelas' to Open Venice Film Festival

By Lindsey Bahr | Jul 19, 2021

The Venice International Film Festival will kick off its 78th edition in September with the premiere of Pedro Almodóvar's film "Madres paralelas."

'Space Jam' Dunks on 'Black Widow' to Take Box Office No. 1

'Space Jam' Dunks on 'Black Widow' to Take Box Office No. 1

By Lindsey Bahr | Jul 18, 2021

LeBron James, Bugs Bunny and the rest of the stars of Warner Bros.' "Space Jam: A New Legacy" defied expectations and won the box office this weekend.

'Sublet' Director Eytan Fox Reflects on Changing Times

'Sublet' Director Eytan Fox Reflects on Changing Times

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 18, 2021

Israeli director Eytan Fox — the filmmaker behind popular movies like "Yossi," "The Bubble," and "Cupcakes" — brought his deepest questions, along with his zestful style, to his new film, "Sublet." Find out what he had to say!

'Luca,' Disney, and Queerbaiting in Animation

'Luca,' Disney, and Queerbaiting in Animation

Jul 18, 2021

A queer animation researcher reveals the difference between queerbaiting and queer coding, and where Disney's latest film, "Luca," falls.

Why the Anthony Bourdain Voice Cloning Creeps People Out

Why the Anthony Bourdain Voice Cloning Creeps People Out

By Matt O'Brien and Barbara Ortutay | Jul 18, 2021

The revelation that a documentary filmmaker used voice-cloning software to make the late chef Anthony Bourdain say words he never spoke has drawn criticism and sparked ethical concerns.

'Titane' Wins Top Cannes Honor, 2nd Ever for Female Director

'Titane' Wins Top Cannes Honor, 2nd Ever for Female Director

By Jake Coyle | Jul 18, 2021

Julia Ducournau's "Titane," a wild body-horror thriller featuring sex with a car and a surprisingly tender heart, won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.

Cannes to Award Palme d'Or as Selected by Spike Lee Jury

Cannes to Award Palme d'Or as Selected by Spike Lee Jury

By Jake Coyle | Jul 17, 2021

The 74th Cannes Film Festival will on Saturday award its top honor, the Palme d'Or, as selected by a jury headed by Spike Lee.

Luke Evans in Lead for New James Bond But Will Hollywood Cast an Out Actor in Iconic Role?

Luke Evans in Lead for New James Bond But Will Hollywood Cast an Out Actor in Iconic Role?

Jul 17, 2021

Will Hollywood history be made with the casting of the next James Bond? That could be the case with a number of actors being considered to replace Donald Craig. Top on the list is Luke Evans, who would make the first out actor given the iconic role.

At Cannes, amfAR Gala Returns in Movie Star Style

At Cannes, amfAR Gala Returns in Movie Star Style

By Louise Dixon | Jul 17, 2021

Sharon Stone hosted and Alicia Keys gave a dazzling performance as the lavish amfAR gala that raises money for AIDS research returned to Cannes Friday evening.

Name to Know: 'Escape Room' Franchise Star Taylor Russell

Name to Know: 'Escape Room' Franchise Star Taylor Russell

By Lindsey Bahr | Jul 17, 2021

Movie lovers don't necessarily come to high concept horrors for the acting, but "Escape Room" franchise star Taylor Russell's talent shines through.

Why Doesn't the Queer Palm Get the Cannes Respect It Deserves?

Why Doesn't the Queer Palm Get the Cannes Respect It Deserves?

Jul 16, 2021

Unlike the Teddy Award — the honor for LGBTQ films at the Berlin Film Festival — the Queer Palm at Cannes is not officially sanctioned by the festival leadership.

Review: 'Fear Street Trilogy - Part 3: 1666' Takes on Salem for a Grand Finale

Review: 'Fear Street Trilogy - Part 3: 1666' Takes on Salem for a Grand Finale

By Padraic Maroney | Jul 16, 2021

The "Fear Street" trilogy comes to a satisfying conclusion with a twist on "The Crucible."

Review: 'No Ordinary Man' is Must-See Trans Cinema

Review: 'No Ordinary Man' is Must-See Trans Cinema

By Roger Walker-Dack | Jul 16, 2021

The must-see story of trans pioneer Billy Tipton.

Review: 'Pig' is a Different Kind of Revenge Film

Review: 'Pig' is a Different Kind of Revenge Film

By Kevin Taft | Jul 16, 2021

"Pig" might appear to be a typical thriller on the surface, but it's empathy and compassion reveals a different kind of revenge film.

Review: 'Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain' a Moving Tribute to the Celebrity Chef

Review: 'Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain' a Moving Tribute to the Celebrity Chef

By Karin McKie | Jul 16, 2021

We love Anthony Bourdain. We're angry at him. We miss him. We need him. We celebrate him.

Review: The Heroes and Puzzles of 'Escape Room' are Back in 'Tournament Of Champions'

Review: The Heroes and Puzzles of 'Escape Room' are Back in 'Tournament Of Champions'

By Kevin Taft | Jul 16, 2021

Bigger and more elaborate, the sequel to 2019's surprise hit isn't as novel this time around, but it still has its thrills.

GLAAD Report: Still No Transgender Characters in Major Hollywood Movies

GLAAD Report: Still No Transgender Characters in Major Hollywood Movies

By Emell Adolphus | Jul 16, 2021

A new report by GLAAD found that there have been zero transgender characters represented in major Hollywood movies in the last four years.

Video Games Coming to Netflix? Latest Hiring Offers a Clue

Video Games Coming to Netflix? Latest Hiring Offers a Clue

By Michael Liedtke | Jul 16, 2021

Netflix has hired veteran video game executive Mike Verdu, signaling the video streaming service is poised to expand into another fertile field of entertainment.

Move Over Celine! 'Aline' Faux Biopic of Celine Dion Electrifies Cannes

Move Over Celine! 'Aline' Faux Biopic of Celine Dion Electrifies Cannes

Jul 15, 2021

A faux biopic about Celine Dion has rocked the Cannes Film Festival this week. Called "Aline," the film begins with a disclaimer: "This film is inspired by the life of Celine Dion. It is, however, a work of fiction."

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