Depeche Mode founding keyboardist passes away at UK home

Andy “Fletch” Fletcher, the unassuming, bespectacled, red-headed keyboardist who for more than 40 years added his synth sounds to Depeche Mode hits like Just Can’t Get Enough and Personal Jesus, has died at age 60. Depeche Mode announced the death of founding member Fletcher on its official social media pages. A person close to the … Read more

Cannes doc takes on Delhi pollution, sectarian violence

India’s prolific movie industry enjoyed pride of place at the Cannes Film Festival, starring as the film market’s first-ever guest of honour. FRANCE 24 spoke to director Shaunak Sen about his stunning New Delhi-set documentary “All That Breathes”, which screened at the festival this week. The festival’s 75th anniversary has been celebrated as a homecoming, … Read more

Speed ​​Racer TV Series Announced for Apple, JJ Abrams to Produce

picture: Warner Bros. As we’ve already discussed today, JJ Abrams is a busy man. Between producing the next star trek and Mission: Impossible moviesalong with whatever he’s got going on for Warner Bros., the man’s got remove a few projects he’s attached to serve as an executive producer on. Lest you think he would slow … Read more

The Acolyte Creator Talks Influences and Villains

picture: BioWare/EA/Lucasfilm for much of Star Wars’ existence, the various heroes we’ve watched and played have been good people trying to make the galaxy a better place in some way, or at the very least, find their own place in the universe. The larger conflicts have always put our heroes up against seemingly insurmountable odds, … Read more

Emma Barnett’s interview with Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was a masterclass

The BBC announced last week that record numbers are using its online BBC Sounds platform, with upwards of four million listeners a week now accessing it for podcasts, music mixes and on-demand. (That’s compared with 33.11 million listening to its live radio output.) I use it a lot and was glad of it, having been … Read more

Jason Momoa and James Wan blocked efforts to cut Amber Heard out of Aquaman 2

James Wan, Amber Heard, and Jason Momoaphoto: Ethan Miller/Getty Images for CinemaCon The Johnny Depp/Amber Heard defamation trial continues to skulk its way across the seafloor of the online subconscious this week, occasionally vomiting up some industry factoid or moment of strangeness that inevitably rises to the surface to be fitfully dissected and perused. Today, … Read more

Feminist riposte hits 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

one man’s campaign to bring black history into the classroom

The best moment of Troy Deeney: Where’s My History? (Channel 4) was when someone disagreed with him. The Birmingham City striker is on a crusade to make the teaching of BAME history compulsory in all British schools. Currently, he told us, there are seven optional modules on the history syllabus that cover black history, but … Read more

Cannes 2022: Irish actress Jessie Buckley talks ‘Men’

Issued on: 05/23/2022 – 23:01 Our guest was nominated for an Oscar for her role in Maggie Gyllenhaal’s “The Lost Daughter” and has become one of Hollywood’s most talked-about rising talents. Irish actress Jessie Buckley is here in Cannes with a social horror movie that studies the malice of men. Buckley speaks to Eve Jackson … Read more

Billie Eilish opened up about her Tourette syndrome

billie eilishphoto: Dimitrios Kambouris (Getty Images) There’s little in her young life that Billie Eilish hasn’t opened up aboutbut she’s been relatively private about her experience with Tourette’syndrome. Apparently, that’s just because no one has really asked about it. David Letterman only brought up the subject when she experienced an involuntary movement while filming their … Read more