Entertainment

Three undocumented teens in limbo ‘From Nowhere’ – ‘Affecting drama’

LOS ANGELES, March 21, (RTRS): Arriving in the middle of an election season when debates over U.S. immigration policy have devolved into sloganeering and shouting matches, “From Nowhere” feels all the more urgent and relevant as it applies human faces to abstract statistics and arguments. Writer-director Matthew Newton (“Three Blind …

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‘Merci Patron!’ feelgood cinema hit – ‘Workers’ revenge on France’s richest man’

PARIS, March 20, (Agencies): It’s the year’s least likely feelgood hit film in which the little guys take on France’s richest man and end up laughing all the way to the bank. A documentary about an unemployed middle aged couple in one of France’s poorest towns so desperately in debt …

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Gawker win still possible – Appeals likely

NEW YORK, March 20, (RTRS): The $115 million a Florida jury awarded to Hulk Hogan on Friday may seem like a big blow to the website Gawker, but the media company could ultimately prevail in its court battle with the flamboyant wrestler, legal experts say. Hogan had sued the website …

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Kravitz’s DIY plan to change things up in Hollywood – ‘This industry is not colorblind’

LOS ANGELES, March 20, (AP): Zoe Kravitz has heard enough talk and she’s ready for some change. She might have an enviable perch in the entertainment ecosystem with recent film credits as diverse as “Dope,” ‘’Mad Max: Fury Road” and “The Divergent Series,” not to mention her famous lineage, but she’s …

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‘Bandit’ a gently probing docu – ‘Alchemist Cookbook’ conventional horror movie

LOS ANGELES, March 19, (RTRS): You don’t have to dig too deep beneath its fan-pleasing veneer of nostalgic celebration to discern an intriguingly serious subtext in “The Bandit,” Jesse Moss’ behind-the-scenes account of the making of “Smokey and the Bandit”, the improbably successful and enduringly popular action-comedy that was the …

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‘Batman v Superman’ clash for justice – Film yields unlikely female hero

LOS ANGELES, March 19, (Agencies): Superheroes have long existed in a world of their own, but as two iconic caped heroes battle in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” both are brought crashing down to reality as the ramifications of their actions catch up with them. “Batman v Superman”, out …

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Penn, Allen, Nichols films set for Cannes Film Fest – De Niro, Foster to attend Tribeca ‘Taxi’ screening

LOS ANGELES, Marcxh 19, (RTRS): It’s shaping up to be a strong year for American filmmakers at the Cannes Film Festival, with Sean Penn’s “The Last Face,” Woody Allen’s “Cafe Society” and Jeff Nichols’ “Loving” set to make their world premieres on the Croisette. While festival delegate general Thierry Fremaux …

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UK singer to headline fest – ‘Concert surprise’

LOS ANGELES, March 19, (Agencies): Adele will headline this year’s Glastonbury Festival, the singer announced at a London concert Friday night. “Don’t tell anyone I told you”, she said during a performance at the O2 Arena. “I think it’s a secret.” But it’s no longer a secret, as reps for …

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‘Assassin’ makes a killing at AFA – Lee, Shu named best actor, actress; ‘Mountains’ wins best screenplay

MACAU, March 18, (AFP): A movie about a highly-trained female assassin swept the Asian Film Awards (AFA) in Macau Thursday, bagging prizes for best film, best actress and best director at the glittering ceremony. The movie took home more than half of the night’s prizes — eight out of 15 …

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‘Krisha’ finds catharsis in tragedy – Spencer in talks to star in Del Toro cold war movie

NEW YORK, March 18, (Agencies): Aspiring filmmakers take note: Nine days of shooting at his mother’s Montgomery, Texas, home, a minuscule budget of $100,000 and a cast led by his aunt were enough for writer-director Trey Edward Shults to make one of the more devastatingly empathetic portraits of addiction you’re …

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