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Wednesday , November 14 2018


A wild, provocative vision in ‘Sorry’

A challenging social statement on race, capitalism Writer and director Boots Riley’s crackling first film “Sorry to Bother You” may just be the craziest movie of the year. Fierce, provocative and bold, it’s a challenging social statement about race and capitalism wrapped in a colorful, magical realist coating that will …

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Sheryl Crow plans final album

Drake’s ‘Scorpion’ shatters every Apple music record NEW YORK, July 3, (Agencies): Sheryl Crow says she is finished with recording albums and will put out one final full-length record next year with an all-star list of collaborators. In an interview broadcast Monday, the nine-time Grammy winner said that her 2019 …

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Absorbing paradox in ‘3 Faces’

Panahi’s latest focuses on underclass of Iranian womanhood We are now eight years into the 20-year filmmaking ban imposed on Iranian director Jafar Panahi, for allegedly making propaganda against his country’s regime. “3 Faces” is the fourth film he has made illicitly under conditions a lesser director might find paralyzing. …

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‘Crystal Swan’ on American Dream true in the heart

Spirited and bittersweet comedy At a time when the US borders are being made as hostile as possible to migrants, stories of hopeful outsiders betting the farm on the American Dream hit hard and true in the heart — even one as outwardly oddball as “Crystal Swan,” freshman helmer Darya …

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Cooder, Ribot bring heat to Montreal

American rockers Thorogood, Harper honored LOS ANGELES, July 2, (RTRS): Attendees of the 39th annual Montreal International Jazz Festival likely all had a familiar refrain in mind: the heat is on. The fest, which runs June 28 to July 7, faced summer temperatures well into the 90s this week, but …

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Drake smashes streaming record

Cellist brings sounds of ‘peace’ to nuns of Iraq’s Mosul NEW YORK, July 1, (AFP): Drake has smashed streaming records with his new album “Scorpion,” with Apple Music and Spotify both reporting unprecedented listenership in its first day. Apple Music said on Instagram that the Canadian hip-hop superstar’s fifth studio …

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‘Sicario’ focuses on border crime

Sollima on violence and illegal immigration LOS ANGELES, June 30, (RTRS): Stefano Sollima knows what he’s going to be doing this Friday. The Italian director has already bought a ticket to “Sicario: Day of the Soldado” so he can experience the film’s opening weekend with a live audience. “I want …

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In South Sudan, actress Judd brings spirit of #MeToo

‘The healing I’ve done has very powerfully shaped my work’ JUBA, South Sudan, June 30, (AP): In her first visit to civil war-torn South Sudan, actress Ashley Judd had a message for survivors of sexual assault in a country where rape is a widespread weapon. “I see you, I love …

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5 box office takeaways at mid-year

Sizzling superheroes, comedy fatigue LOS ANGELES, June 30, (RTRS): The box office is booming, and it’s all thanks to Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, the Merc with a Mouth, and everyone’s favorite crime-fighting family. Mid-way through 2018, domestic ticket sales are up more than 8%, topping out at nearly $6 billion through …

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Al-Nour working on two artistic projects

KUWAIT CITY, June 30: Actress Nour is working on two artistic projects, both of which are drama series. The first is currently being filmed but its name has not been determined yet. The second is being prepared to be filmed in the coming period in preparation for its screening in …

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