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'Moonage Daydream', a trippy tribute to David Bowie, raises many questions at Cannes

‘Moonage Daydream’, a trippy tribute to David Bowie, raises many questions at Cannes

When I saw David Bowie in concert twenty years ago, he started playing “Space Oddity” halfway through the concert, after a long break. “Ground Control to Major Tom” rang out, without any backing track, through the concert hall, and the crowd went wild. “Ground Control to Major Tom,” Bowie intoned once more, then broke off …

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Never-before-seen exclusive images of David Bowie in the 'Moonage Daydream' trailer

Never-before-seen exclusive images of David Bowie in the ‘Moonage Daydream’ trailer

Keep your electric eye on Lunar Reverie trailer, which features exclusive footage of the late great David Bowie. Brett Morgen’s new documentary traces the artist’s career through the music industry with a special Bowie twist, as seen in the new trailer. Aptly produced by Neon – the color palette should just be called “brilliant” –Lunar …

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In Cannes' 'Holy Spider,' a serial killer murders prostitutes in Iran - and the country stands behind him

In Cannes’ ‘Holy Spider,’ a serial killer murders prostitutes in Iran – and the country stands behind him

A serial killer roams the streets at night, picking up desperate female prostitutes, many of them crack addicts, and strangling them to death in his home. A young journalist, (naturally) fiery and emotionally invested in the case, embarks on the hunt for the murderer, who has become known as the Spider Killer: their destinies seem …

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'Triangle of Sadness', a brutal mockery of influencers and billionaires, seduces Cannes

‘Triangle of Sadness’, a brutal mockery of influencers and billionaires, seduces Cannes

After the surprise Palme d’Or awarded to The place, Ruben Östlund’s finely crafted, hard-hitting, but sometimes rather pious piss-take on the art world, Cannes has been eagerly waiting to see the director’s next move. His follow-up, which is in broad terms a sociopolitical satire of the influencer-led 1%, takes all of Östlund’s best qualities – …

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'Squid Game' Star Lee Jung-jae's Movie Bloodbath 'Hunt' Rattles Cannes

‘Squid Game’ Star Lee Jung-jae’s Movie Bloodbath ‘Hunt’ Rattles Cannes

hunt is – excitingly or underwhelmingly, depending on your preference – not a gritty, character-driven reboot of the Impossible mission franchise, but rather a South Korean political thriller, directed by squid game breakout star Lee Jung-jae in his directorial debut. The fact that hunt is so clearly a start, with all the messy, bumpy execution …

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A new era made me cry so much

A new era made me cry so much

This is a preview of our pop culture newsletter The Daily Beast’s Obsessed, written by senior entertainment journalist Kevin Fallon. To receive the complete newsletter in your mailbox each week, register here. I’m not a big fan of how much I cried watching the news Downton Abbey film, Downton Abbey: A New Era. It’s not …

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Elizabeth Olsen's 'Doctor Strange' Press Tour Was Charming as Hell

Elizabeth Olsen’s ‘Doctor Strange’ Press Tour Was Charming as Hell

There have been quite a few discussions and debates on the internet about Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, especially on how he treated fan-favorite character Wanda Maximoff. But, I’m not here to discuss it. I’m here to discuss the actress behind everyone’s favorite witch. There may be some debate about the character, but …

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