Saturday , January 20 2018

Entertainment

‘Ghost Story’ casts a bizarre spell – ‘Ellipsis’ improvised, quickly shot drama

A fatal, off-screen car crash interrupts the picturesque, suburban lives of a young married couple in David Lowery’s “A Ghost Story,” marooning the deceased husband musician (Casey Affleck) in a kind of purgatory as a watchful, mostly benign ghost. The movie is, inevitably, “the one where Casey Affleck spends most …

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Tunisia’s Ben Attia to direct new ISIS-themed drama – ‘Australia Day’ a powerful, multi-character drama

LOS ANGELES, July 4, (RTRS): Tunisian auteur Mohamed Ben Attia, whose first feature “Hedi” won best debut and best actor honors at the 2016 Berlin Film Festival, is set to shoot a timely drama titled “Weldi,” about a Tunisian father coming to terms with his son joining ISIS. Paris-based Luxbox …

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‘4:44’ boosts Tidal streaming site – DJ Khaled scores another No. 1 album

NEW YORK, July 4, (AFP): Jay-Z’s upstart Tidal streaming service has enjoyed a surge of interest after the rap mogul released his latest album exclusively on the platform. Tidal — which Jay-Z acquired in 2015 but trails far behind streaming leader Spotify as well as Apple Music — has seen …

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Birth of modern age tale in ‘Dawson’ – One-of-a-kind curio of a movie

When you see home-movie footage from, say, the 1940s, the images look old, but the people in them appear, more or less, to inhabit the same universe that we do. But when you see documentary footage from the late 19th century, it has an entirely different, slightly spooky not-of-this-world quality. …

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‘Strange’ love story with a twist – Dramatic, compelling film

‘I’ll … your mother, Taleban,” jeers a surly 17-year-old through straggly pink ombre highlights to a brown-skinned catcaller in Stephan Lacant’s provocative and propulsive sophomore feature “Strange Daughter.” It might seem a long way from there — plus jibes about headscarves and bomb-making — to the sight of the same …

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Thurman explains how ‘Kill Bill’ role empowers women – Dates set for ‘Molly’s Game’, ‘Happytime Murders’ with Melissa McCarthy

LOS ANGELES, July 3, (RTRS): Uma Thurman is best known for Quentin Tarantino movies “Pulp Fiction” and “Kill Bill,” and during an onstage interview at Karlovy Vary Film Festival on Sunday she spoke of the positive impact the latter film has had on women. “Women would come up to me …

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‘House’ satire of economic desperation – Comedy’s best friend Mantzoukas says he’s no scumbag

At times, you watch a bad comedy and see hints of the good comedy it might have been. In the case of “The House”, a crude, slipshod, tonally uneven, once in a while chuckle-worthy farce, you have to look very hard and imagine a great many better jokes — just …

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Harris new CD terrific – Lady Gaga readies live shows

Calvin Harris, “Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1” (Columbia Records) A photo of a sun-kissed, empty beach is on the front of DJ/ producer Calvin Harris’ new CD and there’s a palm tree on the back. That’s appropriate for what is a strong contender for album of the summer. The 10-track …

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Bedouine’s debut hushed, haunted – Feek to perform again

Bedouine, “Bedouine” (Spacebomb Records) Bedouine is Azniv Korkejian’s alias and the title of her debut. It’s a hushed, haunted, delicate wonder — a collection evoking 1970s singer-songwriters which pairs her thoughtful words with unfussy arrangements. Born to an Armenian family in Aleppo, Syria, Korkejian grew up in Saudi Arabia before …

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U2 perform their intimate set – MusiCares honors bassist Clayton

LOS ANGELES, June 28, (RTRS): MusiCares is one of the music business’ foremost charities, providing medical and emergency assistance to thousands of musicians and related people, and its statistics — it’s distributed $48 million since it was founded in 1989 and $10 million over the past 10 years to nearly …

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