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Jessica Chastain, Penelope Cruz and Lupita Nyong’o in ‘The 355’: Film Review

Diane Kruger and Fan Bingbing also star in Simon Kinberg’s globe-trotting espionage thriller about an all-female group of operatives chasing a deadly cyber weapon.

Palm Springs’ Starry Film Awards Gala Canceled Due to COVID-19 Spike

The Palm Springs International Film Society is scrapping plans for its starry Film Awards gala due to the recent COVID-19 spike. The org behind the Palm Springs International Film Festival announced the cancellation Monday amid rising concerns and case counts due to the omicron variant that is leading to a wave of high-profile cancelations from […]

‘Drive My Car’ Named Best Picture by L.A. Film Critics

The Los Angeles Film Critics Association weighed in Saturday with the group’s picks for the top achievements in film from 2021. Drive My Car nabbed the prizes for best picture and best screenplay during the organization’s daytime event. The Power of the Dog was another key winner, with Jane Campion picking up the award for […]

Penelope Cruz Talks Her Film Legacy, Pandemic and Platform Shifts During MoMa Film Benefit Career Tribute

Penélope Cruz was honored Tuesday night by the Museum of Modern Art in New York as part of a career tribute featuring frequent collaborator Pedro Almodóvar alongside fellow stars Lupita Nyong’o, Rebecca Hall and singer Rosalía. The 14th annual Film Benefit opened with Rajendra Roy, MoMa’s chief curator of film, and counted Cruz’s friend, singer […]

Lady Gaga to Receive Icon Award During Palm Springs International Film Festival

Lady Gaga’s murderous turn as Patrizia Gucci in Ridley Scott’s House of Gucci has snagged the superstar another trophy. Days after being named best actress by the New York Film Critics Circle, Gaga has been selected to receive an Icon Award from the Palm Springs International Film Festival. She’ll accept during the fest’s Film Awards […]

Jennifer Hudson to Receive Chairman’s Award at Palm Springs International Film Awards

The Palm Springs International Film Awards is showing respect to Jennifer Hudson’s turn as Aretha Franklin by honoring her with the Chairman’s Award. The Oscar winner will be feted during an in-person gala Jan. 6 at the Palm Springs Convention Center, where she’ll be joined by a roster of fellow honorees that includes Jessica Chastain, […]

Jane Campion to Receive Director of the Year Prize at Palm Springs International Film Awards

The Power of the Dog is leading Jane Campion to the podium. The filmmaker has been selected to receive a Director of the Year prize during the Palm Springs International Film Awards, an in-person event to be held at the Palm Springs Convention Center on Jan. 6. The event — presented by American Express and […]

Penelope Cruz to Be Honored at MoMA’s Film Benefit

Penélope Cruz has a date with the Museum of Modern Art on Dec. 14. The actress — garnering critical praise for turns this year in Parallel Mothers with longtime collaborator Pedro Almodovar and in Official Competition for directing team Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat — will be feted during the museum’s annual Film Benefit. The […]

Chanel Shows Its Cruise 2021-22 Collection Live From Dubai

In a live show presented in Dubai, Chanel hosted its Cruise 2021/22 collection last night under starry humid skies. It was the house’s first physical cruise show since the pandemic hit and around a thousand people attended a COVID-controlled environment in Dubai’s Harbour Creek overlooking the city’s downtown skyline. The collection debut in Dubai was […]

Penélope Cruz and Antonio Banderas in ‘Official Competition’ (‘Competencia Oficial’): Film Review | Venice 2021

In the latest from Argentine directors Gastón Duprat and Mariano Cohn, an aging millionaire hires an eccentric director to make an epic film.

Venice: Has the Fest Become a Victim of Its Own Success?

Venice last year felt like a miracle. Just pulling off an in-person festival, safely, in the midst of a global pandemic was such an incredible feat, all of us lucky enough to have experienced it felt overwhelmingly privileged and grateful. But that was then. This year, Venice in some ways has become a victim of […]

Venice: How the Festival Found New Ways to Party Amid the Pandemic

The army of Hollywood executives, independent filmmakers, movie distributors and ordinary fans descending on the world’s oldest film festival this week sees Venice as a chance, after months of lockdown, closed cinemas and endless Zoom meetings, to celebrate the return of cinema. And for Venice, like for similar A-list festivals such as Cannes (held last […]