Film Review: ‘Pelé: Birth of a Legend’

In his 1992 soccer-fan memoir “Fever Pitch,” Nick Hornby recalled his first exposure to one of the great Pelé-led Brazilian World Cup teams, writing: “Brazil ruined it for all of us. They had revealed a kind of Platonic ideal that nobody, not even the Brazilians, would ever be able to find again.” Jeff Zimbalist and… Read more »

Jimmy Kimmel Schmoozes With L.A. Rams First Overall Draft Pick Jared Goff

The Rams have migrated back to Los Angeles after two long decades mired in St. Louis, and they wanted to make a splash in their comeback season in a sports-crowded market. So they traded up for the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft, looking to snag a franchise quarterback to be the future Face of Pro Football in L.A. That happened tonight as Hollywood’s new home team snapped up Jared Goff, a Bay Area native who starred at UC Berkeley — or, as it’s known to college…

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Cannes: Pyramide Intl. Takes ‘The Girl Without Hands’ (EXCLUSIVE)

PARIS – Pyramide Intl., one of the doyens of European arthouse sales companies, has acquired world sales rights to “La Jeune fille sans mains” (The Girl Without Hands), the anticipated feature debut of renown French animated shorts writer- director Sebastien Laudenbach that was confirmed Tuesday for competition at June’s Annecy Intl. Animation Film Festival. Pyramide’s… Read more »

A Call To Action As Chaiken, Berlanti Honored at Inaugural Alliance of Women Directors Awards

It was as much a suffragette rally as it was an awards ceremony, with speaker after speaker at the inaugural Alliance of Women Directors awards calling on everyone in Hollywood to play their part in bringing equality to women in the industry’s workplace.
“I don’t know whether to start a revolution or a mutiny at this point,” said presenter Sanna Hamri, the producing director for Fox’s hit show Empire.
“It is probably accurate to say that almost every single woman that…

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