Saturday , August 18 2018


‘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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Art imitates, reflects life in ‘Ray & Liz’

‘Arresting and rigorous’ Art imitates life in “Ray & Liz,” the autobiographical debut feature by Turner Prize-nominated artist Richard Billingham; that’s nothing new. But it’s the way art imitates, reflects and recomposes other art — specifically, Billingham’s much-discussed photography — that lends complex layers of memoir and mimesis to this …

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Del Norte ‘bites’ Katina Medina’s Adam’s Apple

Chastain, Redmayne eye ‘Nurse’ Mexico’s Viento del Norte will produce “Adam’s Apple,” a new film from Katina Medina Mora (“You’ll Know What to Do With Me”). Timothy R. Boyce’s Film Rooster – based in New York – has come on board as co-producer. The project was presented at this week’s …

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‘Zone III’ shows art of survival

Film depicts how people created own society in CAR airport’s ‘tent city’ Tens of thousands of people who fled murderous gangs and set up their own “tent city” inside Central African Republic’s main airport are the unlikely stars of an award-winning new film. “Zone III” — selected as the best …

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Embrace your curvier bodies: mom Beyonce

‘Betrayals & heartbreaks’ NEW YORK, Aug 7, (Agencies): Beyonce has called for a greater acceptance of naturally curvy figures, saying she was listening more to her body after giving birth to twins by Caesarean section last year. The 36-year-old pop superstar, one of the most photographed women in the world, …

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‘Eighth Grade’ first movie to nail youth culture in digital age

Teen saga that’s universal and eternal I keep reading that “Eighth Grade,” Bo Burnham’s captivating drama about a shy but intensely aware girl named Kayla (Elsie Fisher), who’s doing all she can to navigate her final week of middle school, is a movie that’s universal and eternal — one that captures …

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‘Facts of Life’ star Rae dies at 92

French master chef Robuchon dead LOS ANGELES, Aug 6, (AP): Charlotte Rae, who played a wise and patient housemother to a brood of teenage girls on the long-running sitcom “The Facts of Life” during a career that encompassed many other TV roles as well as stage and film appearances, has …

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