Politics

After The Global TV Market Reunited in Cannes, Here Are The 10 Things Everyone Was Talking About

Is it even Mipcom if The Grand is closed and a legion of bamboo planters is blocking off access to a vacant Grand Palais basement? As the global…

‘Succession’ Creator Jesse Armstrong Dives Into Season 3, Writing Kendall and ‘Post-Traumatic Stress in America’ After Trump

The “Succession” Season 2 finale aired on HBO on Oct. 13, 2019, with the propulsive episode “This Is Not for Tears.” Logan Roy (Brian Cox), the family patriarch…

Van Jones Wants to Defuse Toxic Politics With ‘Uncommon Ground’ Podcast From Amazon Music (EXCLUSIVE)

Van Jones, CNN political commentator and DC insider, is looking to provide Americans exhausted by bitter partisan fighting a breath of fresh air — and hope for the…

Jane Campion: Ahead of Her Time, Our Time Too

When French filmmaker Julia Ducournau took the Palme d’Or at Cannes this year for “Titane,” her wild explosion of body horror and gender politics, Jane Campion’s status in…

Paolo Sorrentino Opens up about Chaos, Order and Nostalgia at the Lumière Festival

Multi-award winning Italian director Paolo Sorrentino has been speaking openly about his most intimate film to date, “The Hand of God,” at the Lumière Festival in Lyon, where…

Documentaries About Politics, Royalty, Sport on the Rise, Analyst Avril Blondelot Tells Mipcom Audience

The annual TV market Mipcom began its first physical event in two years on Monday in Cannes. The opening session was presented by Avril Blondelot, head of content…

‘Happening’ Director Audrey Diwan and IFC Films’ President Arianna Bocco Discuss the Shot to Represent France at the Oscars

Since winning the prestigious Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival just over a month ago, French-Lebanese filmmaker Audrey Diwan has emerged as one of the most exciting…

Jodie Comer Says ‘The Last Duel’ Gives Women a Voice By Holding ‘Mirror Up to Society’

Ridley Scott’s “The Last Duel” may hinge on two knights fiercely battling to the death, but the real protagonist is the woman at the center of the conflict,…

David Tennant, Diverse Cast Power ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ Premiering at Canneseries

Making its world premiere on Sunday in an Out of Competition slot at Canneseries (Oct. 8-13), the French-U.K. production of “Around the World in 80 Days” has been…

‘Sisi’: Sex, Politics, Period Glam as RTL, Beta, Story House Bring a Legend into the Modern World

Event series ‘Sisi,’ a new take on Empress Elizabeth of Austria from RTL, Beta Film and Story House Productions, sets itself apart from the very get-go. Romy Schneider’s…

The Last Duel Review: Jodie Comer Astonishes in Bloody Medieval Epic

Jodie Comer emerges as an early Oscar frontrunner in Ridley Scott’s bloody medieval epic, The Last Duel. Adapted from the book by Eric Jagger, the film recounts the…

‘Sherwood’ Scribe James Graham on Tackling the Police and Writing Global Television

Dramatist and screenwriter James Graham has a knack for skewering venerable British institutions, from the royal family in an episode of “The Crown,” to the tabloids in his…