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Wednesday , November 21 2018


‘Mist’, ‘Bad Influence’ top Guadalajara – ‘Journey’, ‘Family’ among projects at Co-Pro Meeting

LOS ANGELES, March 7, (RTRS): Bookending the 10th two-day pix-in-post event, Mexican Max Zunino’s “Bruma” (“Mist”) and Chilean Claudia Huaiquimilla’s “Mala Junta” (“Bad Influence”) made good on predictions sweeping nearly all the multiple prizes at the Guadalajara Fest’s 10th Works in Progress. Co-written and starring Sofia Espinosa, just cast to …

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‘Camino’ simple and brutal survival melodrama – ‘Competent but unmemorable B-movie’

LOS ANGELES, March 7, (RTRS): As if her first teaming with director Josh C. Waller on his 2013 debut feature, “Raze” — involving a sort of lethal female fight club — weren’t punishing enough, Zoe Bell gets pummeled (and occasionally shot) throughout most of “Camino.” This thriller abandons that earlier …

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Harnoncourt dies at age 86 – Pope of Baroque

VIENNA, March 7, (Agencies): Celebrated Austrian conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt, considered to be the “pope” of the Baroque music revival, died Saturday aged 86, three months after announcing his retirement, his family announced. “Nikolaus Harnoncourt took his last breath peacefully surrounded by family,” said the short announcement carried by the Austrian …

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‘Allegiant’ juvenile sci-fi action – ‘Exciting revelations’

LOS ANGELES, March 6, (RTRS): Gazing out over the wall that encircles Chicago at the end of “The Divergent Series: Allegiant”, Tris Prior longs for the time when she didn’t know what lay on the other side. Her imagination, like ours, had clearly been primed for exciting revelations beyond the …

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Oscars jab reveals deeper diversity woes – Asian-American skit sparks outcry

LOS ANGELES, March 6, (AP): TV’s “Fresh Off the Boat” creator Nahnatchka Khan was reveling in Oscar host Chris Rock’s deft comedic assault on white-fixated Hollywood. Then three Asian-American kids were brought onstage for a gag mocking them as ethnic stereotypes. “It’s like going on a road trip with your …

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Boston Marathon movie won’t be filmed at UMass-Dartmouth – Gordon-Levitt drops out of ‘The Sandman’

DARTMOUTH, Mass, March 6, (Agencies): A university attended by one of the Boston Marathon bombers says it won’t allow filmmakers to shoot on campus scenes for an upcoming Mark Wahlberg movie about the deadly attack. University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth Acting Chancellor Gerry Kavanaugh said Saturday filming scenes for “Patriots Day” there …

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Kesha chokes up at ‘awards’ – Ono delays trip

NASHVILLE, Tenn, March 6, (Agencies): Pop star Kesha, who says her producer sexually and psychologically abused her, choked up after accepting an award for her stance against harassment of people. The Human Rights Campaign Nashville on Saturday presented the pop singer with their Visibility Award, which recognized her for using …

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‘Landscapes’ a potent political film – Metafiction, drama and magical realism in ‘Time’

LOS ANGELES, March 5, (RTRS): More than 2.2 million people are incarcerated in the United States, up from 300,000 people 40 years ago, but not only are stats like those absent from Brett Story’s inspired documentary, “The Prison in Twelve Landscapes,” the actual prisons are missing as well. Rather than …

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‘Prince of Tides’ author Conroy dies – ‘I write … to explain my life to myself’

Pat Conroy, the beloved author of “The Great Santini” and “The Prince of Tides” and other best-sellers who drew upon his bruising childhood and the vistas of South Carolina and became one of the country’s most compelling and popular storytellers, died Friday evening. He was 70. Conroy, who announced last …

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Bale almost quit ‘Knight of Cups’ and every movie – ‘I learned to see that LA is a wonderful place’

LOS ANGELES, March 5, (AP): Christian Bale plays a screenwriter who has lost his own narrative in Terrence Malick’s “Knight of Cups” (out Friday in limited release), an expressionistic portrait of the city that Hollywood calls home, the temptations in an industry of excess, and the quest for spiritual redemption …

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