Politics

Kirill Serebrennikov Defends His Cannes Premiere as Ukrainian Industry Renews Calls for Russian Boycott

One day after dissident Russian filmmaker Kirill Serebrennikov’s “Tchaikovsky’s Wife” premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, members of the Ukrainian film industry took to the Croisette to call…

Brigitte Bardot to Be Focus of Documentary From ‘Ma Vie en Rose’ Director Alain Berliner (EXCLUSIVE)

Alain Berliner, who directed the BAFTA-nominated and Golden Globe-winning “Ma vie en rose,” is in pre-production on feature documentary “Bardot,” about French actor, singer and animal rights activist…

Kit Harington to Star in ‘Mary’s Monster’ About Frankenstein Creator

Kit Harington is set to star in Fulwell 73’s biopic of Mary Shelley, titled “Mary’s Monster. Variety first broke the news that the film was in pre-production earlier…

Disney+ Won’t Take Ads for Alcohol, Politics to Keep Venue Family Friendly

Not every marketer is likely to get its commercials on a new ad-supported version of Disney+. The popular streaming service — home to Marvel movies, the “Star Wars”…

With Morrissey and Bauhaus Headlining, L.A.’s Cruel World Festival Conjured Dark Magic in the Daylight: Concert Review

A sprawling all-day Springtime event celebrating the darker edge of ’80s music held under a brutal Southern California sun? It might sound antithetical, but the Cruel World Festival,…

Vanessa Guthrie to Exit as Snap Head of Originals, Anjuli Millan to Take Over Role (EXCLUSIVE)

After nearly six years at Snap, head of originals Vanessa Guthrie is leaving the company. Guthrie will depart Snap at the end of June 2022. At that point,…

David Cronenberg Breaks Down Cannes Walkouts, His New Film’s Sexuality, and Why Netflix Turns Him Down

Eight years after “Maps to the Stars,” David Cronenberg is coming back to the Cannes Film Festival with what looks to be a big bang. Weaving together equal…

Who Cares About Your Opinion? Why the Foxification of British News Isn’t Working (Column)

A strange trend is taking place on British television: Opinionated American-style television channels have appeared for the very first time. Both generally right-leaning in agenda, if you watch…

Hulu Passes on Hillary Clinton Series ‘Rodham,’ Claire Danes and Dakota Fanning to Star as 20th TV Shops Project (EXCLUSIVE)

Hulu has passed on “Rodham,” writer-producer Sarah Treem’s adaptation of the 2020 Curtis Sittenfeld novel that’s been in development at the streamer since summer 2020. But 20th Television…

‘PBS NewsHour’ Sets Succession Plan for Judy Woodruff

“PBS NewsHour” typically dissects the news with a depth its counterparts at ABC, NBC and CBS do not. For tonight, at least, the venerable show is generating headlines…

Tom Hiddleston: Loki Coming Out as Bisexual Was a ‘Small Step’ and ‘There’s Further to Go’

Tom Hiddleston acknowledged in a recent interview with The Guardian that Loki coming out as bisexual on the character’s eponymous Disney+ series was only “a small step” and…

How US became the top fanbase for Formula 1, after years of not caring

Since the Netflix series “Drive to Survive” debuted in 2019, the American audience for Formula 1 has skyrocketed. According to a recent Nielsen study, Formula 1 is on track to top a billion worldwide fans this year, with 77 percent of those new fans under 35 years old.