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Critically acclaimed ‘Whiplash’ to screen in PH Oct. 15

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With fractured drum sticks and blood-stricken fingers, writer-director Damien Chazelle’s highly acclaimed drama and festival favorite, “Whiplash” has raised the bar in all the major 2014 international film festivals.

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‘Cinema is dead,’ says Tarantino

Director Quentin Tarantino speaks during a press conference at the 67th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Friday, May 23, 2014. AP

When Quentin Tarantino won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1994 for “Pulp Fiction,” he showered his cast with high-fives, bounced to the stage where jury president Clint Eastwood awaited, and promptly answered a heckler with a middle finger.

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Turkish drama ‘Winter Sleep’ wins Palme d’Or

Director Nuri Bilge Ceylan, center, accepts the Palm d'Or from director Quentin Tarantino and Uma Thurman during the awards ceremony for the 67th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 24, 2014. AP

The richly ruminative Chekhovian drama “Winter Sleep” was awarded the Palme d’Or on Saturday, bestowing the Cannes Film Festival’s top honor on an intimate, wintery epic set on Turkey’s Anatolian steppe.

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Cannes Watch: Eva Longoria says US Latino president on way

Eva Longoria arrives for the screening of Saint-Laurent at the 67th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 17, 2014. AP

America has seen its first black president and Eva Longoria has high hopes that the country’s first Latino president won’t be far behind.

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Cannes Watch: Marion Cotillard wants to play a man

Actress Marion Cotillard poses for photographers during a photo call for Two Days, One Night (Deux jours, une nuit) at the 67th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Tuesday, May 20, 2014. AP

Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard has an unusual confession: She’s always wanted to play a man on screen.

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