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DOCUMENTARY TO OPEN TORONTO FESTIVAL

July 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Davis Guggenheim’s From the Sky Down, a documentary about the Irish rock band U2, has been set to open the Toronto Film Festival on Sept. 8, organizers announced today (Tuesday). It will be the first time that a documentary has ever opened the 36-year-old festival. Producing a case of dueling band documentaries, Cameron Crowe’s Pearl […]

FONDA SAYS EXTREMISTS PRESSURED QVC TO CANCEL APPEARANCE

July 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Jane Fonda charged on Sunday that QVC had canceled her appearance on the shopping channel after receiving complaints and boycott threats from viewers who objected to her involvement in protests and demonstrations during the Vietnam War. “I am, to say the least, deeply disappointed that QVC caved to this kind of insane pressure by some […]

THE TREE OF LIFE IS A GOLDEN PALM

May 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life, starring Brad Pitt, was the controversial winner of the 64th Cannes Film Festival’ top prize, the Palme d’Or, on Sunday. Major critics attending the festival either hailed it or scorned it; few gave it merely so-so reviews. Malick, who shuns the spotlight himself and declined to participate in a […]