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Saturday , November 17 2018


Oscars shine spotlight on Latinos – ‘Is Hollywood Mexican enough?’

NEW YORK, March 10, (Agencies): The 90th annual Academy Awards were, by any definition, a moment of triumph for Latinos. Guillermo del Toro became the third Mexican-born filmmaker to win best director, and it was his lavish Cold War fantasy “The Shape of Water” that was crowned best picture. Pixar’s …

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Mad rush for power in ‘Stalin’ – ‘I could never reach giddy heights of Trump’

TORONTO, March 10, (Agencies): How different was Stalin-era 1950s Russia to the Washington DC of “Veep”? For “Veep”-creator Armando Iannucci, there were more similarities than you might think. In his second feature film, “The Death of Stalin,” some quite funny people (Steve Buscemi, Jeffrey Tambor, Simon Russell Beale) play some …

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Cohen cooks up perfect storm in ‘Heist’ – ‘Creating action film in hurricane a delicious challenge’

This year, the US Federal Reserve will shred an estimated 5.6 billion damaged, out-of-date or just a plain grotty banknotes worth a combined $175 billion and send them to be incinerated. Money gets trashed regularly and mostly no one notices — but what if a powerful hurricane and a gang …

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Kuwaiti film chosen for La Spezia film fest in Italy – ‘Serb Al-Hamam’ successful

KUWAIT CITY, March 7: The trailer of “Al-Juza’a Khair Al-Mufkood” (The Not- Missing Part) directed by Ahmad Al-Khadari has been chosen as one among the 2,000 films to be showcased in the La Spezia Film Festival in Italy, reports Al-Rai daily. In a telephonic interview, Al-Khadari expressed joy and honor …

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Ava’s unprecedented journey to ‘Time’ – ‘Wrinkle in Time’ looks to lure children

LOS ANGELES, March 7, (Agencies): Ava DuVernay didn’t pick up a camera until the age of 32. It’s an extraordinary fact, considering the trajectories of most Hollywood directors. Orson Welles filmed “Citizen Kane” at 25. Steven Spielberg was 27 when he made “Jaws.” A 23-year-old John Singleton directed “Boyz N …

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Mixed reactions in Kosovo to Slobodan Milosevic musical

A musical about the late Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic was staged in Kosovo on Tuesday, drawing strong emotions in the nation still reeling from a bloody war that the former strongman waged here 20 years ago. “Lift: Slobodan Show” premiered at a packed theater in Gracanica, a Serb-populated town outside …

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Mexicans hail Oscars as sign of cultural sway despite Trump – Del Toro celebrates his immigrant heritage

MEXICO CITY, March 6, (RTRS): Mexican director Guillermo del Toro’s Oscars triumph and a win by animated film “Coco” were hailed by Mexicans on Monday as a sign of their nation’s cultural sway in the United States despite growing tensions under US President Donald Trump. Del Toro’s best director win …

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‘Shape’ and monster movies tradition – Frances McDormand’s Oscar briefly stolen

LOS ANGELES, March 6, (AFP): In the charm stakes, he’s hardly Cary Grant, but the goofy-looking amphibian in “The Shape of Water” upholds a tradition of monster movies that has captured the public’s imagination since the early days of cinema. Guillermo del Toro’s genetically-modified story of love blossoming between his …

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Legendary Kuwaiti singers to perform at Bahrain Bay – Spring Culture Festival

KUWAIT CITY, March 6: Legendary Kuwaiti singers Abdallah Al-Rowaished and Nabil Shuail are set to present an unforgettable performance in the 13th Spring of Culture Annual Festival which will be organized by Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) on March 9 from 8:30 pm at Bahrain Bay. According to a report …

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Chile’s ‘Fantastic Woman’ wins foreign language film Oscar – A stirring story of love and loss

LOS ANGELES, March 5, (Agencies): Landmark Chilean drama “A Fantastic Woman,” a stirring story of love and loss that centers on a transgender woman, won the Oscar for best foreign language film on Sunday. “I’m in Jupiter,” elated director Sebastian Lelio said backstage after accepting his golden statuette. “I can’t …

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