David Chute

East goes West


There could hardly have been a more perfect year in which to appoint Quentin Tarantino president of the feature film jury at Cannes. Hard on the heels of a grueling promotional tour for "Kill Bill…

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Breaking the barrier


The Academy's foreign-language film category could hardly be described as a prison or ghetto. Not when in recent years it has embraced such major commercial successes as "Life Is Beautiful" (1998)…

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