Friday , February 22 2019

Entertainment

‘Devil’ is Diaz’s Lav Lav Land’ – Filipino filmmaker makes his first musical

When news surfaced that Lav Diaz’s latest film was a self-billed “rock opera” titled “Season of the Devil,” you’d have been forgiven for thinking the …

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Jason, Rachel anchor lively ‘Game’ – Danny Boyle high on list to direct Bond 25

A murder mystery party goes sideways when violent kidnappers arrive before the fake ones in “Game Night ,” which seems on the page to be like …

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‘Three Billboards’ tops BAFTAS – Women make waves at UK film awards

LONDON, Feb 19, (Agencies): Ferocious female-led tragicomedy “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” was the big winner Sunday at the British Academy Film Awards in London, …

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Black-clad stars in show of force against ‘abuse’ – ‘Time’s Up’ on harassment

LONDON, Feb 19, (Agencies): Women’s rights activists walked the red carpet with some of British cinema’s biggest female stars at the BAFTA film awards on …

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‘Daughter of Mine’ shows every mother is a person first – Film explores oppositional ideas of motherhood

It has been a little while since the heyday of the Italian island melodrama, since Anna Magnani shaded her eyes from the glare over a …

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Russian film set in Soviet era highlights continuing tensions – Bac Films nabs Turkish drama ‘Passed by Censor’

BERLIN, Feb 18, (RTRS): Russia always seems to be on the brink of war and conditions there now are much like they were in the …

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‘Waldheim Waltz’ a dry history lesson – Magnolia acquires rights to ‘Alain Ducasse’ docu

With Austria currently the only West European nation since World War II governed by the far right, it’s time (heck, it’s long past time) that …

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‘Red Sparrow’ elegantly tense thriller – Lawrence portrays Russian spy

In pumped-up espionage potboilers like “Salt” or “Atomic Blonde,” Angelina Jolie and Charlize Theron have gone through the motions of imitating male action stars at …

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‘Damsel’ stars say movies ready for new gender roles – Wasikowska’s character represents new take on old-fashioned Western heroine

BERLIN, Feb 17, (AFP): Hollywood stars Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska said the current reckoning with power abuses in the entertainment industry has opened a …

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Restored ‘Porgy’ gets key test – Met Opera brings in new director early

ANN ARBOR, Mich, Feb 17, (AP): A restored edition of a pioneering, enduring American opera emerges at a time its racial and social themes are …

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