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Filmmaker rejects ‘gay film’ label, says “We never talk about ‘heterosexual’ films”

"We never talk about heterosexual films. 'Oh, I saw this great heterosexual love story!'
Tags: Ad Friendly, Entertainment, Queerty, Cannes, Cannes Film Festival, Film, Mathias & Maxime, Xavier Dolan


'I even loved his Twankey': Dench, Hopkins, Mirren and more on Ian McKellen at 80

Wild parties, stunning performances, silhouette erections and marrying Patrick Stewart twice. As the actor turns 80, friends including Derek Jacobi, Janet Suzman, Michael Sheen, Bill Condon and Stephen Fry pay tributeIan has been been very important in my life, even before we became good friends. When I was young teen I remember watching Walter on the TV and being hugely affected by it. Then at Rada in the early 90s, I finally saw him live, in Richard III at the National. I was blown away. I rem...
Tags: Comedy, Activism, Celebrity, Film, Theatre, Life and style, Society, UK News, World news, Culture, Television & radio, Sexuality, Stage, LGBT rights, Stephen Fry, Judi Dench


Cannes festival in row after director and baby blocked from Palais entry

British film-maker claims she was denied access to Marché du Film, then told to pay fee for baby and wait two days for it to be processedThe Cannes film festival has been criticised for its treatment of mothers and babies after a female director claimed she and her child were prevented from entering the festival site.British director Greta Bellamacina, whose film Hurt By Paradise is screening in the market section of the festival, said the festival had displayed an “outrageous” attitude after sh...
Tags: Europe, Family, Film, France, Women, Life and style, UK News, Film Industry, Culture, Festivals, Parents and parenting, Cannes film festival, Cannes, Marche Du Film, Cannes 2019, Greta Bellamacina


Behind the bloodshed: the chilling untold stories about Charles Manson

Tarantino’s epic is the big draw at Cannes. But there are other Manson movies around – including one about what ultimately happened to the young women who fell under the murderer’s spell Over the last half century, one villain has loomed large over Hollywood. The gruesome murders committed by Charles Manson and his followers in the summer of 1969 have filled countless films and documentaries about stardom and the debaucheries of the 1960s. But his malign influence extends far beyond the screen. ...
Tags: Hollywood, Television, Media, Celebrity, Film, California, Drugs, Los Angeles, Life and style, Society, World news, US news, Culture, Television & radio, Leonardo Dicaprio, US crime


Cannes 2019: jury speaks out against 'rage and anger' of populist politicians

Jury president Alejandro González Iñárritu takes aim at Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant policiesA familiar trio of topics – Netflix, gender disparity and Donald Trump – were on the agenda as the this year’s Cannes film festival got under way.At the press conference introducing this year’s festival jury, its president, Birdman and The Revenant director Alejandro González Iñárritu, took aim at Trump and offered support to theatre chains battling the dominance of the streaming service. Another jury m...
Tags: Europe, Business, Media, Film, France, Women, Life and style, World news, Film Industry, US news, Happy, Netflix, Culture, Festivals, US immigration, Cannes film festival


Venerable Female Artists, Musicians & Authors Give Advice to the Young: Patti Smith, Laurie Anderson & More

To the Louisiana Channel and the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, on behalf of mature women everywhere: Thank you. You have excellent taste. We’ve weathered invisibility and Mom jeans jokes, as representatives from our demographic are judged more harshly in categories that never seem to apply to their male counterparts in politics and the performing arts. You’ll find plenty of celebrated male artists contributing advice to emerging artists in the Louisiana Project’s video series, but the ...
Tags: Google, Art, Film, College, Life, New York City, Literature, Louisiana, Toni Morrison, Young, Laurie Anderson, Facebook Twitter, Yayoi Kusama, Lydia Davis, Louisiana Channel, Patti Smith Laurie Anderson


A Dictionary of Words Invented to Name Emotions We All Feel, But Don’t Yet Have a Name For: Vemödalen, Sonder, Chrysalism & Much More

Philosophers have always distrusted language for its slipperiness, its overuse, its propensity to deceive. Yet many of those same critics have devised the most inventive terms to describe things no one had ever seen. The Philosopher’s Stone, the aether, miasmas—images that made the ineffable concrete, if still invisibly gaseous. It's important for us to see the myriad ways our common language fails to capture the complexity of reality, ordinary and otherwise. Ask any poet, writer, or lan...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Film, College, Life, Poetry, Washington Dc, Philosophy, English Language, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Sonder, John Koenig, Simon Schuster, Kuebiko


Paolo Di Paolo's Italy in the 1950s and 60s – in pictures

The Paolo Di Paolo: Lost World exhibition presents more than 250 largely unseen images from the photographer’s archive. Di Paolo chronicled life in his country as an economic boom followed the destruction of the second world war. Although those were the years of la dolce vita he was an anti-paparazzo – he shunned the salacious and respected his subjects. The exhibition is at MAXXI in Rome until 30 June Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Europe, Photography, Celebrity, Film, Life and style, World news, Rome, Culture, Art and design, Italy, Maxxi, Di Paolo, Paolo Di Paolo


Cut! Is this the death of sex in cinema?

The number of films classified 18 for sex has plummeted. We explore how studio pressure, #MeToo nerves and the proliferation of porn created a new puritanism If you were installing a sex machine on a spaceship, what would you call it? James Brown? Hands solo? Beam up, Scotty? UFOhhhh?High Life, the new film from Claire Denis, is less coy. The Fuckbox is an all-black cubbyhole containing a mechanical saddle and rocking steel dildo. It gets a fair bit of footfall from the spaceship’s crew, includ...
Tags: Technology, Media, Film, Sex, US, Life and style, Film Industry, James Brown, Netflix, Culture, Robert Pattinson, Pornography, Juliette Binoche, Andrew Haigh, Scotty, Luca Guadagnino


Scene stealer: how Game of Thrones put a spotlight on Antrim and Derry

With its mountain views and wild coasts, this far corner of Northern Ireland provides a spectacular backdrop to many of the show’s memorable momentsI was never one for a “swords and horses” TV series, so when Game of Thrones burst on to our screens in 2011, I had to be forced to watch it. The unexpected joy framing the beheadings and braids was a rugged landscape I instantly recognised. Antrim’s north-east coast is where Ireland and Scotland almost scream at each other over a deceptively narrow ...
Tags: Travel, Hollywood, Film, Scotland, Life and style, Culture, Ireland, Television & radio, Northern Ireland, Game Of Thrones, Belfast, Derry, Weekend Breaks, Short breaks, United Kingdom Holidays, Northern Ireland Holidays


10 of the strangest star cameos in video games

Rami Malek’s slasher horror, Bowie as a cyberpunk hacker, streetfighting Carmen Electra, and John Hurt down and dirty … improbable roles for A-listersIt’s no longer unusual to see big-name actors in video game roles – and usually it works out fine. Ellen Page in Beyond: Two Souls, Kristen Bell in Assassin’s Creed and Charles Dance in Witcher 3 were all perfectly cast, bringing their talent and star quality to fitting roles, and featured prominently in those games’ promotion. But sometimes, famou...
Tags: Games, Celebrity, Culture, Retro games, Life and style, Rami Malek, Mark Hamill, Malcolm McDowell, Peter Dinklage, Christopher Lloyd, John Hurt, David Bowie, Bruce Willis, Gary Coleman, Tim Curry, Film


Here’s John Steinbeck Asking Marilyn Monroe for Her Autograph (1955)

When asking a celebrity for a special favor, it helps to be a bit of a celebrity yourself. As Keith Ferrell details in his biography, John Steinbeck: The Voice of the Land, the Nobel laureate had little patience for autograph seekers, pushy young writers seeking help getting published, and “people who never read books but enjoyed meeting authors.” The shoe went on the other foot when Mrs. Steinbeck let slip to her nephew that Uncle John had met the boy’s movie star crush, Marilyn Monroe. Sudden...
Tags: Google, Film, College, Life, New York City, Marilyn Monroe, Literature, John F Kennedy, Letters, Public Domain, Facebook Twitter, Jon, Julien, John Steinbeck, Steinbeck, Monroe


97-Year-Old Philosopher Ponders the Meaning of Life: “What Is the Point of It All?”

If you’ve sat by the bedside of a dying friend or relative, or recovered from a terminal illness yourself, you may know too well: the concerns of yesterday—career anxieties, political high stakes, personal grudges—can slip away into the rear view, becoming smaller and more meaningless as hours pass into final days. What takes their place? Maybe a savoring of the moment, maybe regrets over moments not savored, maybe a growing acknowledgment that gratitude matters more than being right. Maybe...
Tags: Google, Film, College, Life, Philosophy, University Of California, Facebook Twitter, Durham NC, Leslie, Josh Jones, Aeon, Alan Watts, Herbert Fingarette, Fingarette, Yale Helps You Grapple


Zia Mandviwalla: Kiwi-Indian woman finds spotlight in Netflix series Chef’s Table

A Kiwi-Indian woman and noted short filmmaker Zia Mandviwalla has become the first ever New Zealander to direct an episode of popular Netflix series Chef’s Table. Chef’s Table, a popular Netflix series created by filmmaker David Gilb and Co-Producer Brian McGinn, profiles a world-renowned chef in each episode, with each chef sharing personal stories, inspirations and styles, as they prepare a dish. The episode directed by Zia portrays a renowned British-Indian Chef Asma Khan, who is incident...
Tags: England, London, Film, Australia, Life, India, Netflix, Italy, Dubai, New Zealand, Mumbai, King, Rajasthan, Zia, Asma, Brian McGinn


'Centuries of entitlement': Emma Thompson on why she quit Lasseter film

In her resignation letter from the film Luck, the actor questions whether any company should work with disgraced film executive John LasseterWhen the actor Emma Thompson quit the forthcoming animation Luck last month, many assumed it was because John Lasseter had been announced as the new head of Skydance Media, the production company behind the film. This was confirmed by her publicist, but a letter shared with the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday makes plain Thompson’s level of discomfort.In it, s...
Tags: Business, Media, Film, Women, Life and style, World news, Newspapers & magazines, Newspapers, Film Industry, US news, Culture, Emma Thompson, US press and publishing, Pixar, Los Angeles Times, John Lasseter


Roma sets the scene: the magical Mexico City district behind the film

Alfonso Cuarón’s award-winning movie takes place in a gritty, colourful barrio that has retained its stylish eclecticismMexico City’s Roma for me has long been a place of secrets and spells, where the boundary between real and imaginary dances like clothes fluttering in the breeze on the barrio’s rooftop washing-lines. Related: A local’s guide to Mexico City: 10 tips Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, Film, Life and style, Culture, Mexico City, Alfonso Cuarón, Roma, Mexico Holidays, North And Central America Holidays, Mexico City Holidays


Meghan 'vilified and chased' by press like Diana, says George Clooney

The duchess – whose first child is due soon – gets a ‘raw deal’ from media, the film star tells an Australian magazineMeghan, Duchess of Sussex, is being “vilified and chased” by the tabloid press in the same way the late Princess Diana was, Hollywood superstar George Clooney has told an Australian magazine.Clooney, a close friend of the duchess formerly known as actress Meghan Markle and her husband, Prince Harry, warned of “history repeating” itself with the increasingly feverish media attenti...
Tags: Hollywood, Media, Celebrity, Privacy, Film, Life and style, UK News, World news, Newspapers & magazines, Newspapers, Culture, Magazines, Press intrusion, Monarchy, Diana, Princess of Wales


Baftas 2019: follow the red carpet, the ceremony and the winners – live!

As the stars congregate at the Royal Albert Hall under the stewardship of host Joanna Lumley, find out who is going home with the golden masksSpoiler alert! Full list of winners – as they’re announcedRed carpet fashion – in pictures 10.19pm GMT Salma Hayek’s here to present best director. She’s so engrossed in her speech that she’s failed to realise the enormous lizard crawling across her dress. There’s a lesson to be learned here: lizards are evil, and they deserve to be destroyed. 10.16pm...
Tags: Fashion, Salma Hayek, Celebrity, Film, Life and style, Culture, Awards and prizes, Joanna Lumley, Baftas, Royal Albert Hall, Baftas 2019


'Grace Kelly seemed like an angel': Clive James and others on their first crushes

With Valentine’s Day in view, the veteran author and more come clean about their crazy, stupid, teenage lovesGrace Kelly’s career began as a 10-year cluster of roles for US television, but we didn’t see those in Australia, so her first movies made a terrific impact. She arose out of nowhere. I was still wearing short trousers, but I fell romantically in love with her when she arrived at James Stewart’s apartment in Rear Window and crossed the room fluttering. Hitchcock did something to the camer...
Tags: Books, Music, Media, Film, Australia, Relationships, US, Life and style, Debbie Reynolds, Culture, Julie Burchill, James Stewart, Clive James, Frank Ocean, Grace Kelly, Olivia Laing


How the bondage harness was rebranded as red carpet-wear

Michael B Jordan and Timothee Chalamet’s awards ceremony looks are straight from the BDSM scene, but erase its roots in queer cultureAwards season is not, as a rule, a terribly exciting time for men’s fashion. As women dominate the photo opportunities and red-carpet chatter with their extravagant haute-couture gowns, expectations of men have remained fixed for decades: black tie, white shirt, patent-leather shoes, and you’re ready to go.Some variations are permitted, but usually not enough to ea...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Film, Life and style, World news, Awards and prizes, LGBT rights, Freddie Mercury, Oscars, Michael B Jordan, Timothee Chalamet, Screen Actors ' Guild


Oscar nominations 2019: Roma and The Favourite deserve acclaim, but no female directors is woeful

The Academy consensus has produced two blue-chip frontrunners, but passed over some exceptional films directed by women in the process•Roma and The Favourite vie for glory•Full list of nominations •Guardian film Black Sheep nominatedOnce again, the mysterious consensus-accretion of awards season has done its work and the Oscar nomination list has a big showing for Alfonso Cuarón’s magnificent Roma, with 10 nominations — and, notably, just as big a score for critics’ darling and perennial talking...
Tags: Business, Music, Film, Mahershala Ali, Women, Marvel, Life and style, World news, Film Industry, US news, Culture, Awards and prizes, Nicole Kidman, Television & radio, Bradley Cooper, Alfonso Cuarón


Worst job in showbiz: why will no one touch the world's glitziest gigs?

The Oscars have no host, Rihanna turned down the Super Bowl, and the White House dinner will be MC’d by a historian. What’s behind the sudden demise of entertainment’s biggest jobs?The loss of the Oscars’ latest host is, on the one hand, just another mishap to add to the list. From 2016’s #OscarsSoWhite to 2017’s wrong delivery of the best picture award, the ceremony now seems like a particularly slow bloopers reel. Yet the loss of Kevin Hart – who quit after old homophobic tweets resurfaced – i...
Tags: Beyonce, Media, Celebrity, Film, Rihanna, White House, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, Sport, Life and style, World news, US news, Culture, US politics, Awards and prizes, US sports


What’s their beef? Why today’s leading men are driven to be buff

Aidan Turner’s Poldark has ushered in a new age of brawn, but many are asking if the trend has gone too farModern screen heroes come in many guises, but whether a leading man is cast as a mathematician, a surgeon or a scientist, the likelihood is that, once the shirt comes off, he will be equipped with both a firm abdomen and bulbous biceps.A new appetite for leading men who, whether or not they are playing professional athletes, appear to spend half the week in the gym is now concerning even es...
Tags: Health, Film, Life and style, Society, Body Image, Culture, Health & wellbeing, Stage, Acting, Aidan Turner, Poldark, Tom Brittney


The “David Bowie Is” Exhibition Is Now Available as an Augmented Reality Mobile App That’s Narrated by Gary Oldman: For David Bowie’s Birthday Today

Maybe it’s too soon to divide pop music history into “Before David Bowie” and “After David Bowie,” but two years after Bowie’s death, it’s impossible to imagine pop music history without him. Yet, if there ever did come a time when future generations did not know who David Bowie is, they could do far worse than hear Gary Oldman tell the story. Luckily for them, and us, Oldman narrates the new David Bowie augmented reality app, which launches today on what would have been the legend’s 72n...
Tags: Google, Fashion, Music, Technology, Film, College, Dave, David Bowie, South London, Rolling Stone, Gary Oldman, Brixton, Bowie, Gary, Facebook Twitter, Julian Schnabel


Golden Globes 2019: Bohemian Rhapsody and Green Book win big – live!

The Queen biopic and the road trip comedy were the biggest winners while Olivia Colman, Christian Bale and Richard Madden made it a strong night for British talent 5.23am GMT Here’s a bit more background on Green Book, which picked up three major awards tonight, including best motion picture - musical or comedy Related: Green Book: the true story behind the Oscar-buzzed road trip drama 5.21am GMT Something to look forward to...Don’t worry, Bryan Singer will go on Ellen and she’ll forg...
Tags: Fashion, Television, Film, Culture, Awards and prizes, Television & radio, Bradley Cooper, US television, Alfonso Cuarón, Bryan Singer, Lady Gaga, Ellen, Golden Globes, Roma, Black Panther, If Beale Street Could Talk


Golden Globes 2019: the red carpet, the winners, the speeches – live!

A Star is Born, Vice, The Assassination of Gianni Versace and Sharp Objects will battle it out for the big film and TV prizes as awards season officially kicks off 11.24pm GMT There was some Ocean’s 8/11/12/13-style scammery going on this weekend according to Variety as a rather canny imposter managed to fool his way into W magazine’s big Globes party on Friday.Apparently he dressed in a black suit and waited by the elevator that would take attendees up to the penthouse at the Chateau Marmon...
Tags: Fashion, Television, Film, Culture, Awards and prizes, Television & radio, Ocean, Bradley Cooper, US television, Alfonso Cuarón, Lady Gaga, Golden Globes, Roma, Black Panther, If Beale Street Could Talk, Variety


This gay, disabled actor wasn’t seeing anyone like him in movies, so he wrote one himself

“I just assumed that now I was disabled, I couldn’t be an actor,” 28-year-old Daniel Monks says. “In my mind, it was a given that I didn’t even really question.”
Tags: Hollywood, Entertainment, Interview, Film, Lifestyle, Disability, Pulse, Disabled, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Josh Galassi, Daniel Monks


Netflix warns viewers against Bird Box challenge meme: 'Do not end up in hospital'

The streaming giant has cautioned those mimicking Sandra Bullock’s character by walking around blindfolded to try not to injure themselvesLast week Netflix claimed that 45 million of its subscribers had streamed the Sandra Bullock thriller Bird Box in its first week of release: a record for original movie content on the platform.Five days later, on 2 January, they issued a public health warning in the interests of keeping as many of those subscribers alive as possible. The service was responding...
Tags: Media, Internet, Film, Life and style, Netflix, Culture, Sandra Bullock, Bird Box


Karamo Brown thinks ‘Call Me By Your Name’ is ‘problematic as f*ck’

Karamo Brown is not so peachy-keen, if you will, about Call Me By Your Name.
Tags: Entertainment, Film, Films, Lifestyle, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Gay Films, Karamo Brown, Call Me by Your Name, Queer Eye, Gay Film, Gay Movie, Gay Movies



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