Wednesday , June 20 2018


‘Dunkirk’ stone cold masterpiece – ‘Not a typical war movie’

‘Dunkirk’  is not a typical war movie. There are no brothers in arms, no flashbacks to simpler times and pretty wives and girlfriends left behind, no old men in situation rooms pontificating about politics or helping with exposition. There’s no talk of Hitler, or Germans or battlefields or trauma or …

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India’s ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ to finally hit screens – Theron on a mission to defy gender norms in ‘Blonde’

MUMBAI, July 18, (Agencies): The release of a Hindi movie exploring female sexuality in India this week after a battle with the country’s film censors is a victory for women’s rights, its director said. “Lipstick Under My Burkha” will hit screens on Friday, five months after the country’s notoriously prudish …

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Styles shines in debut film ‘Dunkirk’ – ‘Harry put on amazing performance’

DUNKIRK, France, July 18, (Agencies): The path from pop to screen stardom is strewn with the wreckage of a thousand broken dreams but British singer Harry Styles may have pulled it off first time in wartime epic “Dunkirk”. If initial reactions to the big-budget wartime epic — which is released …

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‘Docu a vaccination to Vietnam War’ – Lively to play assassin in ‘Rhythm Section’

HANOVER, NH, July 17, (Agencies): Filmmaker Ken Burns views the Vietnam War as a virus that infected Americans with an array of chronic illnesses — alienation, a lack of civil discourse, mistrust of government and each other. And he hopes his new documentary can be part of a cure. “What …

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Romero, father of zombie film, dies – ‘He was incredibly gentle’

NEW YORK, July 17, (AP): George Romero, whose classic “Night of the Living Dead” and other horror films turned zombie movies into social commentaries and who saw his flesh-devouring undead spawn countless imitators, remakes and homages, has died. He was 77. Romero died Sunday following a battle with lung cancer, …

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Atsuko Chiba reinvents prog rock – Jay-Z extends record for No. 1 albums

QUEBEC CITY, July 17, (AFP): If the progressive rockers who briefly dominated the cultural landscape in the 1970s were just getting started today, how would they sound? Perhaps like the band Atsuko Chiba. The Montreal-based group played Sunday on the final night of the 50th anniversary edition of Quebec City’s …

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True story thriller ‘Neerja’ tops IIFA – B’wood stars dazzle at India film awards

EAST RUTHERFORD, United States, July 16, (AFP): India’s biggest Bollywood stars led a triumphant celebration of dance, music and fashion at the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards Saturday, cheered by thousands of ecstatic fans just outside New York. The five-hour show at an American football stadium in New Jersey, …

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Quebec marks festival model – Top stars, low cost

QUEBEC CITY, July 16, (Agencies): The top names in music playing some of their careers’ largest shows, with tickets selling for a sliver of the price they usually command. Such is the unique model of Quebec City’s summer festival, which turned 50 this year with a lineup teeming with A-list …

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‘Valerian’, thinking kid’s superheroes – Besson banking on passion project

PARIS, July 16, (AFP): It may as yet be obscure in the English-speaking world, but the comic book series on which the new mega-budget film “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” is based has long been the thinking kid’s favourite elsewhere. The sci-fi heroes on which “Fifth Element” …

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‘To the Bone’ depicts eating disorder – Noxon’s film deeply moving

Writer and director Marti Noxon struggled with anorexia and bulimia for 10 years. It’s her story, albeit a fictionalized version, that she tells in “To The Bone,” a feature film coming to Netflix on Friday about a 20-year-old artist whose eating disorder has reached a dire point. Lily Collins, who …

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