Soccer god Maradona's rise and fall in Asif Kapadia's doc

CANNES, France (AP) — Asif Kapadia's first two documentary features, "Senna" and "Amy," revolutionized the nonfiction format by eschewing talking heads and turning archival video into intimate, visceral movies.

Tarantino is back in Cannes, 25 years after 'Pulp Fiction'

CANNES, France (AP) — Twenty-five years after premiering "Pulp Fiction" in Cannes, Quentin Tarantino is set to bring his latest, "Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood" to the French Riviera festival Tuesday.

In Cannes, Terrence Malick uncovers 'A Hidden Life'

CANNES, France (AP) — "Where's Terrence Malick?"

Q&A: Pedro Almodovar on memory, pain and the big-screen

CANNES, France (AP) — Pedro Almodovar's "Pain and Glory" is a self-portrait of rare precision and warm intimacy. It stars Antonio Banderas as Salvador Mallo, a famous aging filmmaker, hobbled by physical ailments, who lives in a Madrid apartment reproduced from Almodovar's own, right down to the books on the shelves and the paintings on the walls.

James Gunn says he's a better person after being fired

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's been a roller-coaster year for James Gunn, who was fired from "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3" over old tweets in July, and rehired this March. But the writer-director who shepherded the first two "Guardians" films to critical and box office success said the experience has been an educational one.

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In Cannes, making sure cinema isn't lost in translation

CANNES, France (AP) — On one afternoon at the Cannes Film Festival last year, Massoumeh Lahidji could be seen on a rooftop terrace interpreting Farsi into English for the Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, and an hour later sitting on a stage with Martin Scorsese translating the famously verbose filmmaker into French.

Cannes in close-up: Images of the festival's dazzling detail

CANNES, France (AP) — The Cannes Film Festival is a wide-screen spectacle best captured in close-up.

'The Lighthouse,' with Robert Pattinson, illuminates Cannes

CANNES, France (AP) — Robert Eggers' "The Lighthouse," starring Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe as turn-of-the-century lighthouse keepers, kicked up a storm Sunday at the Cannes Film Festival with a wave-making, madhouse period tale that seemingly washed ashore from another era.

'John Wick 3' dethrones 'Avengers: Endgame' with $57 million

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The box office has a new king and his name is John Wick. The third installment of the hyper violent Keanu Reeves franchise has taken the top spot at the North American box office and ended the three-week reign of "Avengers: Endgame."

Matthew McConaughey receives original high school diploma

LONGVIEW, Texas (AP) — Actor Matthew McConaughey has finally received his high school diploma, more than 30 years after graduating.


A newly restored 'The Shining' debuts in Cannes

CANNES, France (AP) — Thirty-nine years later, Jack is still not a dull boy.

Review: Egerton glitters in glossy, conventional 'Rocketman'

Whatever you say about Dexter Fletcher's glossy, glittering Elton John blinged-out biopic "Rocketman ," a shiny sequin of a movie, it doesn't lack for sparkle. Like its flamboyant subject, it's a movie outfitted to the nines in dazzle and verve, even if it's gotten all dressed up with nowhere to go but the most conventional places.

Correction: Hollywood-Heartbeat Law story

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story May 16 about the entertainment industry's reaction to Georgia's "heartbeat" law The Associated Press reported erroneously the first name of the leader of a grassroots group that has advocated against the policy. Her name is Krystal Redman, not Crystal Redman.

Valentino-heavy film has Julianne Moore talking fashion

CANNES, France (AP) — One of Julianne Moore's first thoughts after signing on to the Valentino-adorned short film "The Staggering Girl" was wardrobe.

University gets horror filmmaker George Romero's archives

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The University of Pittsburgh is getting a spooky addition: the archives of late iconic horror filmmaker George A. Romero.

Mati Diop on being the first black female director in Cannes

CANNES, France (AP) — Mati Diop was initially disappointed when she, by reading a news article, discovered that she was the first black female filmmaker in the Cannes Film Festival's prestigious competition in its 72-year history.

Fire, ice and fate: Endgames arrive for 'Game of Thrones'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When season eight of "Game of Thrones" began, The Associated Press examined the arcs of the major characters who had survived the bloody series until its final season. With Sunday's finale of the HBO show looming, here's an update on where those characters stand after an action-packed season of zombie-mobbing, dragon-torching and secret-revealing. Will Daenerys end up ruling the Seven Kingdoms? Jon? Sansa? No one? And how many really want to anymore? Warning: MAJOR SPOILERS throughout.

Richard Madden shrugs off Bond rumors at Cannes

CANNES, France (AP) — Richard Madden donned a James Bond-esque white tuxedo at the Cannes Film Festival, but the actor shrugged off any 007 rumors.

'Kinky Boots' to star in movie theaters, coming full circle

NEW YORK (AP) — If anyone is kicking themselves that they missed seeing the musical "Kinky Boots," relax — it's coming to a movie screen nearby this summer.

Elton John and 'Rocketman' touch down in Cannes

CANNES, France (AP) — Elton John and his biopic "Rocketman" landed Thursday at the Cannes Film Festival, where the 72-year-old pop star came dressed in a tuxedo with "Rocket Man" emblazoned on the back and regaled attendees with an after-party performance on the beach.


Former Obama official Susan Rice has book out in October

Former Obama official Susan Rice has book out in October

Germany to hand Israel thousands of Kafka confidant's papers
3 handwritten wills found in Aretha Franklin's home

3 handwritten wills found in Aretha Franklin's home

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Review: Expect the unexpected in 'The Never Game'

Review: Expect the unexpected in 'The Never Game'

3 handwritten wills found in Aretha Franklin's home

Aretha Franklin

Lawyer: Three handwritten wills are found in Aretha Franklin's Michigan home, months after famous singer's death.
Steven Van Zandt keeps on rocking but avoids the p-word

Steven Van Zandt keeps on rocking but avoids the p-word

Jon Pardi kicks off new country album with fiddles

Jon Pardi

Royal praise for Dutch singer's victory at flashy Eurovision

Royal praise for Dutch singer's victory at flashy Eurovision