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Entertainment

Turkey hit for barring blind girl from school

STRASBOURG, France, Feb 24, (AFP): The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday condemned Turkey for refusing a blind girl admission to Istanbul’s National Music …

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Honor killings film moves PM – All Def v Oscars

Meanwhile,  Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif vowed Monday to act against the “despicable” practice known as honor killing after viewing an Oscar-nominated documentary about the …

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DiCaprio Oscar-bound with ‘Revenant’ – 5 possible upsets that could rock H’wood’s big night

LOS ANGELES, Feb 23, (Agencies): In a rollercoaster movie awards season with no clear favorite in the Oscars best picture race, there is one sure …

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Tina Fey’s Afghanistan war comedy hits cinemas – ‘WTF’ recounts exploits of cable news producer

NEW YORK, Feb 23, (AFP): War in Afghanistan may be no laughing matter but a new comedy starring Tina Fey based on the memoir of …

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CGI, real boy complete ‘Jungle Book’ – Favreau reimagines the classic cartoon

LOS ANGELES, Feb 23, (RTRS): Jon Favreau was just a small child when he saw the original “Jungle Book,” but the film made a deep …

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Ukraine picks Crimean Tatar – Tragic tale

KIEV, Feb 22, (AFP): Ukraine has picked Jamala, who belongs to the Muslim Tatar minority of Crimea, to represent the country in the Eurovision contest …

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‘Lullaby’ a spiritual-political epic – Diaz depicts Filipino population suppressed under Spanish rule

LOS ANGELES, Feb 22, (RTRS): Somewhere around the sixth hour of “A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery”, two characters engage in a hoary discussion about …

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Study finds ‘whitewashed’ H’wood – ‘We have an inclusion crisis’

NEW YORK, Feb 22, (AP): In one of the most exhaustive reports on diversity in Hollywood, a new study finds that the films and television …

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Compelling, bittersweet coming-of-age drama in Mellow Mud – Debutant Vaska gives knockout performance

LOS ANGELES, Feb 22, (RTRS): Harsh c.ircumstances force a resourceful and determined Latvian lass to mature beyond her years in “Mellow Mud,” a compelling, bittersweet …

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10 Oscar hopefuls based on true tales – From real to reel

LOS ANGELES, Feb 21, (AFP): From biopics and historical epics to spy stories and harrowing tales of abduction and abuse, this year’s list of Oscar …

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