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Spike Lee joins The Killers for protest video over Trump’s planned wall

LONDON: Rockers The Killers have teamed up with film director Spike Lee to make the music video for their latest song, “Land Of The Free”, a protest against President Donald Trump’s planned wall on the U.S.-Mexican border. The “Do the Right Thing” and “Malcom X” director was given full creative rein to make the video for the track, which the Las Vegas band describes as “a heartfelt lament inspired by current events and recent national tragedies in the United States”. Lee filmed the video at the end of 2018 around the…

Japanese movie ‘Shoplifters’ wins Cannes Palme d’Or

CANNES: Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda won the Palme d’Or at Cannes on Saturday for “Shoplifters”, a movie that wowed audiences for its delicate portrayal of family life and surprising plot twists. The win, by a director who has won prizes at the festival in previous years, defied speculation that the Palme would go to a woman director, with three strong contenders in a year when the Hollywood sexual harassment scandal was the talk of the town. Spike Lee’s political satire “BlacKkKlansman”, based on the true…

Spike Lee rages against Trump at Cannes

CANNES: Spike Lee launched a searing broadside at Donald Trump Tuesday after premiering his new movie "BlacKkKlansman", an indictment of "global" white nationalism, to a standing ovation in Cannes. Shaking with rage, Lee said Trump's refusal to condemn the deadly far-right protests in Charlottesville last August would be his "defining moment" as US president. "(Trump) was given a chance to say we are about love and not hate and he did not denounce the Klan, the alt-right and those Nazi," he told a news conference after…