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Another day, another silly Internet falsehood

3:24 pm May. 6, 2016

Oh dear, another day, another trending Internet falsehood. Here’s the latest, and it has to do with a movie called “100 Years — The Movie You Will Never See,” which is a joint project of

Four things you might not know about Cannes 2016

1:33 pm May. 5, 2016

We’ll have a preview of what’s happening at the Cannes Film Festival in our Sunday editions. But here’s some extra stuff to whet your appetite.

1. Kristen Stewart is far more highly regarded as an actress

‘Loving’ from Jeff Nichols headed to Cannes

12:26 pm Mar. 21, 2016

Austin director Jeff Nichols is having quite a year. Variety is reporting that his new movie, “Loving,” will have its world premiere in Cannes in May, only a few months after “Midnight Special” had its

Cannes Day 11: ‘Macbeth’ closes the competition

8:13 am May. 23, 2015

Director Justin Kurzel has a way with visceral action, as was seen in 2011’s “The Snowtown Murders.” That same verve is keenly present in his new adaptation of “Macbeth.”

Unlike the play, the movie opens with

CANNES DAY 10: U.S. woman wins top shorts competition prize

3:06 pm May. 22, 2015

For the second year in a row, a U.S. woman has won the top prize in the Cinefondation shorts competition at the Cannes Film Festival.

Pippa Blanco, representing the AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women, won the student shorts competition for “Share.”

Last year, Annie Silverstein of the University of Texas won for her short, “Skunk.”

“Share” focuses on a 15-year-old girl who returns to school after someone shares an explicit video of her.


CANNES DAY 10: Good things happening for Texas filmmakers, including ‘Krisha’ director Trey Shults

2:57 pm May. 22, 2015

After starting with the rather gloomy (but powerful) “Chronic,” my day at Cannes got brighter.

After “Chronic,” I met with Trey Edward Shults, the director of “Krisha,” which won the narrative feature competition at South by Southwest and was picked up for the Critics Week sidebar in Cannes.

Shults, 26, grew up in Houston, and still lives with his mom in Montgomery, Texas. A lifelong film fan, he started studying business