Entertainment

Tom Rothman’s High-Wire Act at Sony Pictures

Photo In “The Walk,” Joseph Gordon-Levitt portrays Philippe Petit, who walked a wire between the World Trade Center towers in 1974. Credit TriStar Pictures LOS ANGELES — Most movie studio chiefs get a year or two to find their balance after taking the job. Tom Rothman is enjoying no such grace period. Mr. Rothman was appointed chairman of the Sony ...

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Amy Winehouse Documentary Unveiled in Cannes

Photo Amy Winehouse is the subject of Asif Kapadia’s documentary “Amy.”Credit Cannes Film Festival CANNES, France — “Amy,” Asif Kapadia’s new documentary on the too-short life of Amy Winehouse, opens with grainy video footage of the performer as a goofy, zaftig 14-year-old from North London singing “Happy Birthday” to one of her best friends. It closes with images of some ...

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Amy Schumer and Judd Apatow Plan a Stand-Up Tour for ‘Trainwreck’

Video Interview: Amy Schumer Amy Schumer discusses writing and starring in “Trainwreck,” a comedy directed by Judd Apatow. By Mekado Murphy on Publish Date March 18, 2015. Photo by Universal Pictures. Updated, 7:52 p.m. | Before the highly anticipated film “Trainwreck” is released in July, several of the comics from the movie, including its star, Amy Schumer, who wrote the ...

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Review: ‘Echoes of War’ Follows a Confederate Soldier Home

Continue reading the main story Video Trailer: ‘Echoes Of War’ At the close of the Civil War, a Confederate soldier returns home and gets involved in a dangerous feud between two Texan families. By Arc Entertainment on Publish Date April 22, 2015. Photo by Internet Video Archive. Photo James Badge Dale as a Confederate soldier who returns home. Credit ARC ...

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Italian Directors Take the Cannes Film Festival by Storm

Photo Stacy Martin in a scene from Matteo Garrone’s “Il racconto dei racconti” (Tale of Tales), a big-budget fantasy in English that stars Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel, Toby Jones and John C. Reilly. Credit Greta De Lazzaris PARIS — In the glory years of Italian cinema, Fellini, Antonioni and Visconti used to compete against each other at film festivals. This ...

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Agnès Varda to Be Honored at Cannes

Photo Agnès Varda in Cannes in 2013.Credit Alberto Pizzoli/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images The French film director Agnès Varda will become the first woman to receive an honorary Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes film festival, which opens on Wednesday. According to a statement on the festival website, the award is given to a director who has had “a global ...

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Elizabeth Wilson, a Vivid Actress in Many Character Roles, Dies at 94

Photo From left, Elizabeth Wilson, as a nemesis to Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin in the 1980 comedy “9 to 5.” Credit 20th Century Fox Elizabeth Wilson, an actress who distinguished herself onstage, on television and in films like “The Graduate” and “9 to 5” in supporting roles that were often meaty but rarely glamorous, died on Saturday in New ...

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Debi Mazar’s Talent for Glamour

Photo During a day of spring shopping in New York, Debi Mazar was fitted for a dress by the designer Isabel Toledo. Credit An Rong Xu for The New York Times The actress Debi Mazar has often considered the question of what constitutes glamour, and so she had a ready answer as the designer Isabel Toledo zipped her into a ...

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Review: ‘The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared’

Continue reading the main story Video Trailer: ‘The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared’ A 100-year-old man decides it is not too late to start over. By Music Box Films on Publish Date April 4, 2015. Photo by Music Box Films. The film genre that might be called Old People Behaving Hilariously gets an appealing new entry ...

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