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Saturday , November 17 2018


Oscar finalists cover wide spectrum – Half of docu short contenders focus on plight of women

LOS ANGELES, Nov 21, (RTRS): This year’s crop of best documentary short subject Oscar finalists covers a wide spectrum, charting the globe from Ebola-stricken Liberia to the silver mines of Bolivia. Half the line-up focuses on the plight of women. One has ties to the film industry. Another comes from …

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Trier’s ‘Louder’ wins Stockholm Film Fest’s Bronze Horse – ‘Ode’ takes ten trophies at Grand Bell Awards

LOS ANGELES, Nov 21, (RTRS): Joachim Trier won his second Bronze Horse with his Cannes entry “Louder Than Bombs,” starring Jesse Eisenberg, on Friday night at the Stockholm Film Festival. Trier follows in the footsteps of Quentin Tarantino, who won the Bronze Horse for best film twice, with “Reservoir Dogs” …

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Can ‘Force’ become biggest film ever? – ‘Mockingjay 2’ flying to $110m weekend in US

LOS ANGELES, Nov 21, (Agencies): Riding galaxy-sized expectations, the new “Star Wars” movie is already setting records for pre-opening ticket sales, with still a month to go. But does that mean the movie’s destined to be the biggest of all time? Though several signs point in that direction, the outcome …

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Adele’s return a sentimental look back – Streaming or not, ‘25’ expected to be monster hit

NEW YORK, Nov 21, (Agencies): Adele has had nearly five years to savor the massive success of her last album but, on a release that could be even bigger, she is looking back wistfully on what once had been. On Adele’s third album “25”, which came out Friday, the singer …

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‘Made in France’ stoking paranoia – Thriller a thoughtful ‘what if’ scenario of home-grown terrorism

LOS ANGELES, Nov 20, (RTRS): Even without the Nov 13 terrorist attacks, “Made in France” would be a tough film for most Parisians to sit through, stoking dangernext- door paranoia in a city already frazzled enough over foreign threats. That raw-nerve connection to current events explains why local distributor Pretty …

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Paris attacks in spotlight on IDFA night – Docu fest and market has global hustle, intimate vibe 

LOS ANGELES, Nov 20, (RTRS): Both a forum for politically conscious cinema and a platform for the open discussion of potentially world-changing ideas, the Intl. Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, opened its 28th edition Wednesday night by paying tribute to those who had lost their lives in the Paris attacks of …

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Lafourcade wins 4 Latin Grammys, Guerra takes 3

Natalia Lafourcade was the big winner Thursday at the Latin Grammy Awards, making good on four of her five nominations for her album “Hasta la Raiz.” But the Mexican singer-songwriter lost out on the top prize, album of the year, which went to Dominican bachata artist Juan Luis Guerra for …

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Nat Geo movie tells gritty pilgrims’ tale – ‘Lot of palace intrigue’ 

NEW YORK, Nov 20, (AP): With its political infighting, tip-of-the-arrow diplomacy and climactic decapitation scene, the National Geographic Channel’s film “Saints & Strangers” is the “Game of Thrones” version of the first Thanksgiving. The four-hour movie will premiere Sunday and Monday on National Geographic (9:00 pm EST on both nights), …

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H’wood lends star power to climate fight – Cate Blanchett honored at Museum of Modern Art

LOS ANGELES, Nov 18, (AFP): Climate change may be the challenge of our time, but when it comes to rallying the global public to the cause, a Hollywood star will always trump a treaty or summit. Environmental threats loom large in many an American blockbuster, as in this year’s “Mad …

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Jihadist thriller pulled from cinemas after Paris attacks – ‘History has caught up with the film’

PARIS, Nov 18, (AFP): A film about a wave of jihadist attacks on Paris due out Wednesday has been pulled from cinemas, with the release of a string of others also touching on terrorism now being questioned. “Made in France”, about a series of simultaneous attacks on the French capital, …

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