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Argentina inflation hits new high before presidential vote
by Fran Blandy - November 15, 2023 - 12:00am
Argentina's annual inflation rate has hit 143%, the statistics agency announced Monday, just days before a presidential election in which the dire state of the economy will be a deciding factor.
'Anatomy of a Fall' wins top prize as women dominate Cannes
by Fran Blandy - May 28, 2023 - 2:17pm
There were a record seven women among the 21 entries competing at Cannes this year, and many featured complex female characters.
'Messi' the border collie crowned top dog actor at Cannes
by Fran Blandy - May 27, 2023 - 9:51am
The border collie "Messi" was hailed by the jury for "one of the best performances we have ever seen" in the film by French director Justine Triet.
Dark, lustful and complex: It's a woman's world at Cannes
by Fran Blandy - May 26, 2023 - 3:00pm
Cinema has long stood accused of ignoring women's inner lives and complexities, or telling a story through the male gaze. However, men and their opinions were relegated to a secondary role in many films at the world's...
Scarlett Johansson says 'intense' in Wes Anderson world
by Fran Blandy - May 25, 2023 - 12:44pm
Wes Anderson's style is so unique it has spawned its own trend of people filming scenes from their lives on TikTok as if they were in a Wes Anderson movie.
'The Idol' scandalizes Cannes with kink and toxic fame
by Fran Blandy - May 23, 2023 - 12:19pm
"The Idol" stars Lily-Rose Depp as a pop star struggling to get back on track after a public breakdown, surrounded by heartless handlers, when she meets the manipulative leader of a modern-day cult, played by musician...
'I love being older', says Harrison Ford as he retires Indiana Jones
by Fran Blandy - May 20, 2023 - 9:36am
Asked why it was time to let Indiana Jones go, Harrison Ford gestured towards himself and said with his ever-present dry wit: "Urr, is it not evident?"
Lula makes dramatic comeback with narrow Brazil poll victory
by Fran Blandy - October 31, 2022 - 8:38am
Veteran leftist Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva won a new term as Brazilian president Sunday, capping a remarkable political comeback to defeat far-right incumbent Jair Bolsonaro in a deeply divisive, down-to-the-wire...
After head start on virus, Africa begins clampdown
by Fran Blandy - March 18, 2020 - 7:29am
African countries have been among the last to be hit by the global coronavirus epidemic, but as cases rise, many nations are now taking strict measures to block the deadly illness.
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