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Entertainment

Snoop honored in BET Awards – Hip-hop royalty pay homage to a ‘legend’

ATLANTA, Sept 18, (AP): Snoop Dogg said he initially felt misunderstood at the beginning of his rap career that ended up turning into a legendary …

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‘Land’ new-style old-school musical – Best movies of the ’16 Toronto Film Fest

As the Toronto International Film Festival comes to a close, our critics choose the 10 best movies (out of a whopping 296 features) unspooled this …

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Iran picks ‘Salesman’ for Oscar foreign film entry

TEHRAN, Sept 17, (AFP): Iran on Saturday chose Oscarwinning Asghar Farhadi’s “The Salesman” as its entry for Best Foreign Language film at this year’s Academy …

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Bercot’s ‘150 Milligrams’ a whistle-blower call to arms – ‘True story of a very courageous woman’

TORONTO, Canada, Sept 14, (AFP): A weight-loss drug, a health scandal, Big Pharma and a leading lady crusading against it all arrived on the silver …

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Yende’s ‘Journey’ inspiring – Shires explores meaning of home

Pretty Yende, “A Journey” (Sony Classical) What’s not to love about Pretty Yende? Her voice is delightful, her personality sparkles, and her story is inspiring. …

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Refugees sell out shows in Berlin – 65 musicians weekend concert

BERLIN, Sept 14, (AP): At the neoclassical Concert House in Berlin’s Gendarmenmarkt, busts of German composers Beethoven, Bach and Handel looked on as the 65 …

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‘Snowden’ freezes audiences at TIFF – Stone’s most galvanizing political drama in years

LOS ANGELES, Sept 10, (RTRS): Measured by the usually warm standards of the Toronto Film Festival’s audience response meter, the world premiere of Oliver Stone’s …

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Filipino drama wins Venice Golden Lion

VENICE, Sept 10, (RTRS): Philippine director Lav Diaz’s nearly four-hour black and white revenge drama “Ang Babaeng Humayo” (The Woman Who Left) won the Golden …

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Amitabh Bachchan still Bollywood’s big boss at 74 – Hindi film legend hungry for new challenges

MUMBAI, Sept 9, (AFP): Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan turns 74 next month but he says he’s still hungry for new challenges after his latest movie …

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Ryan uses maternal instincts in ‘Ithaca’ – ‘Magnificent 7’ remake kicks off Toronto film fest

NEW YORK, Sept 9, (Agencies): Hollywood actress Meg Ryan goes behind the camera for her directorial debut “Ithaca”, a World War II drama for which …

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