Long-lost film of 1898 Rex parade is believed to be the oldest footage shot in New Orleans | mardi gras

Long-lost film of 1898 Rex parade is believed to be the oldest footage shot in New Orleans |  mardi gras

After reigning 124 years ago as Rex, king of Carnival, Charles A. Farwell rides again — in a bit of film discovered in March in a Dutch museum. This two-minute snippet, believed to be the oldest existing movie footage shot in New Orleans, will be shown Wednesday at 6 pm at the Presbytere overlooking Jackson … Read more

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ actor Jay Ellis talks about Tulsa roots, record-setting film | movies

The movie “Top Gun: Maverick” is roaring to record heights. Jay Ellis’ profile is soaring into the stratosphere right along with it. Ellis, an actor who spent a significant and meaningful chunk of his youth in Tulsa, plays Lt. Reuben “Payback” Fitch in the film. He attended seventh grade at Carver Middle School and eighth … Read more

Robert Eggers Feels He Needs to ‘Restrategize’ After ‘The Northman’

The Northman is one of the best films of the year: a bruising, bloody Viking action-adventure that roars with maniacal ferocity and enchants with hallucinatory intrigue. Conceived and executed on an epic scale, imbued with timeless themes of vengeance, honor and destiny, and saturated with the idiosyncratic folk-horror personality of its author, it’s precisely the … Read more

Joyland: Taboo-tackling Pakistani film makes history at Cannes | Arts and Culture News

Cannes, France – Pakistani writer-director Saim Sadiq says he just kept sobbing as the premiere of his debut film, Joyland, at the Cannes International Film Festival on Tuesday received a lengthy standing ovation. Amid all the emotion, he was not sure how long the clapping lasted. “Somebody told me 10 minutes, somebody told me seven. … Read more

Feminist hits back at Cannes Film Festival

French women took on the patriarchy on the big screen and the red carpet with the Cannes screening of “Feminist Riposte”, by Marie Perennès and Simon Depardon, about the feminist activists whose influential poster campaign highlighted the scourge of sexist violence. Political protests are ostensibly banned on the red carpet at Cannes. But twice already … Read more

Tom Cruise jets into Cannes for ‘Top Gun’ sequel

Tom Cruise touched down in Cannes on Wednesday to launch “Top Gun: Maverick”, making his first appearance in three decades at the world’s premier film festival and cementing his status as a champion of the big screen. Cannes line waited 30 years for Tom Cruise to return – so a 12-hour wait in the Riviera’s … Read more