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Sunday , November 18 2018


I wanted to nail Eichmann to gates of Auschwitz: Kingsley

Dench to receive Donostia Award NEW YORK, Aug 29, (Agencies): Ben Kingsley said he didn’t portray Adolf Eichmann out of love or admiration. Rather, he wanted to “nail him to the gates of Auschwitz.” The Oscar-winning Kingsley, who has tackled historical figures before, including Mahatma Gandhi, Otto Frank and Simon …

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Prestige movie wave from Netflix

6 Netflix films head to Venice fest The frustratingly long wait for Tamara Jenkins’ follow-up to her 2007 Oscar-nominated film, “The Savages”, seemed to finally be coming to end. She had spent two years on the script to “Private Life”, and secured Kathryn Hahn and Paul Giamatti to star as …

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Redford rides into sunset in ‘Gun’

Film based on a true story heist In “The Old Man and the Gun”, the elderly bank robber Forrest Tucker, played by Robert Redford, walks up to a bank teller, smiles, says a few words in a kindly manner, and collects a heap of money. Later when the teller is …

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Mendes tops at MMVAs

Drake wins 2 awards LOS ANGELES, Aug 28, (Agencies): Shawn Mendes dominated the 2018 iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards on Sunday night, performing twice and taking home the Artist of the Year, Best Pop Artist or Group, Fan Fave Artist, and Fan Fave Video awards. Fellow hometown hero Drake added …

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Swift set to make music biz history

A free agent Talk about your blank spaces: Taylor Swift is about to have one in the spot where her label affiliation goes. In less than three months’ time, she’ll be a free agent, as the first anniversary of the release of her sixth album, “Reputation”, marks the official expiration …

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Crazy draws immigrant parents to the ‘movies’

Russos close deal When “Crazy Rich Asians” surpassed expectations and grabbed the top spot at the box office in its opening weekend, the film also pulled off another surprising feat: It put Asians of a certain age in theater seats. Younger Asian-Americans have been flocking with their parents to see …

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Venice fest courts controversy

‘Thief’ nabs top prizes at Santiago festival ROME, Aug 26, (Agencies): Global superstars Lady Gaga, Ryan Gosling and Vanessa Redgrave descend on Venice this week as the annual film festival kicks off Wednesday to controversy over the inclusion of Netflix productions and there being just one female director in competition. …

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Turkey selects ‘Wild’ for Oscars foreign language submission

Can ‘Crazy’ save rom-com by embracing diversity? LOS ANGELES, Aug 25, (Agencies): Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s “The Wild Pear Tree” will be Turkey’s contender for this year’s best foreign-language film Oscar. The drama marks the fifth time one of the director’s films has been selected by Turkey. The film tells the …

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‘Active’ follow-the-money expose

Docu digs into ties between Trump & Russia  ‘Active Measures’ could hardly be more perfectly timed. It’s a documentary that digs into the relationship between Donald Trump and the powers of Russia, and while it’s not as if the film comes up with some smoking gun that Robert Mueller hasn’t …

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Lemon Twigs’ ambitions flourish

Culwell captures American moment’s essence The Lemon Twigs, “Go To School” (4AD) The Lemon Twigs’ memorable first album, “Do Hollywood”, was so self-assured it was hard to believe its multi-instrumentalist masterminds, Long Island brothers Brian and Michael D’Addario, were still in high school. Perhaps even more surprising was that the …

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