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Wednesday , November 21 2018

Entertainment

‘Japanese Satchmo’ honored

‘He is a precious man’ NEW ORLEANS, Aug 12, (AP): Trumpeter Yoshio Toyama and his wife Keiko moved to the United States 50 years ago to learn about traditional jazz in its birthplace, New Orleans. Nightclubs, churches, house parties, and jazz funerals became their classroom. The lessons took: Singing with …

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Pawlikowski’s ‘Cold War’ kicks off Sarajevo film fest

‘Kim Possible’ live-action movie adds Romano, Oswalt LOS ANGELES, Aug 12, (Agencies): The Sarajevo Film Festival kicked off  with Polish drama “Cold War”, marking a return to the city for Oscar-winning director Pawel Pawlikowski. Pawlikowski, who won the best director prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival for his film …

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Dujardin shines in ‘I Feel Good’

‘Land’ privileges style over coherence It’s been six years since Jean Dujardin improbably charmed his way to an Oscar for a sparkling star turn in “The Artist”, and since then, even the French film industry has struggled to make optimum use of the funnyman’s outsize, old-school screen presence. Drug thriller …

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Lebanese diva breaks taboo with clip announcing cancer fight

Rod Stewart not slowing down NEW YORK, Aug 11, (AP): More than fifty years into his career, Rod Stewart shows no sign of slowing down. When he’s not on tour, he’s busy at home chasing his two young sons, Aiden and Alastair, around the yard. And on Sept 28, he …

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Sarajevo film fest honours Turkish Palme d’Or winner

Moore’s Trump docu will release in September SARAJEVO, Aug 11, (Agencies): Turkish director and Cannes Palme d’Or winner Nuri Bilge Ceylan on Friday received an outstanding contribution award at the opening of the Sarajevo Film Festival. “This is great honour for me, really, and I accept it with my heart,” …

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Mother-daughter tension in ‘Madeline’

Decker and Howard display incredible potential What’s the matter with Madeline? And just who is this tempestuous teenager with the blazing eyes and wild bramble of red-brown hair? “Madeline’s Madeline” is many things: an ambitious meta-exploration of identity through performance, a dizzying plunge into the imaginary psyche of a fictitious …

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‘Meg’ goes deep, stays shallow

Statham battles prehistoric shark We’re going to need a bigger boat for all these shark movies. On the tail of “The Shallows,” “47 Meters Down,” “Dark Tide” and, of course, the seminal “Sharknado,” comes “The Meg,” the latest in a growing school of shark movies, all of which, to varying …

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‘BlacKkKlansman’ daring & essential

Lee’s blistering new film In 1979, a man named Ron Stallworth who was the first African-American police officer and detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department also became a card-carrying member of the Ku Klux Klan and the leader of the local chapter. He would send a white co-worker to …

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Backlash follows addition of popular film Oscar category

Coens, Cuaron, Jenkins heading to New York Film Festival LOS ANGELES, Aug 9, (AP): Big changes are coming to the Academy Awards, including the addition of a popular film award category and the promise of a shorter ceremony in an effort to combat declining viewership and criticisms that the awards …

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NYFF slate includes ‘Ballad of Buster,’ and ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’

‘The Meg’ is ‘Jaws’ on steroids, says star Rainn Wilson LOS ANGELES, Aug 8, (RTRS): The New York Film Festival will screen new offerings from Oscar winners such as Joel & Ethan Coen, Barry Jenkins, and Pawel Pawlikowski. On Tuesday, the fall gathering unveiled the 30 films that will screen …

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