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Entertainment

Gerwig comes of age with ‘Lady Bird’ – Mulligan to play Steinem in Rees’ ‘Uncivil War’

NEW YORK, Nov 4, (Agencies): Greta Gerwig has been an actress in 25 films, a co-writer on five and co-director of one. She’s assembled wardrobes, …

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‘11/8/16’ offers insight into US presidency – ‘Obamaland’ a political sci-fi satire

Whether you view our current POTUS as “making America great again” or as a potentially mortal wound to democracy itself, few would disagree that his …

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22 yrs on Selena ‘lives’ on in song – Swift drops new song

LOS ANGELES, Nov 4, (RTRS): Selena Quintanilla would have turned 46 this year. When she died in 1995, the Grammy winner was on the precipice …

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In ‘Flying’ anti-war tale told again – ‘Ragnarok’ takes Thor to funny heights

In this era of rampant sequelizing, has any filmmaker more playfully inverted the standard more-of-the-same monotony than Richard Linklater? His Oscar-nominated “Boyhood” was, if nothing …

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In wide-open Oscars field, zeitgeist is the key target – More varied and delicious films

This year’s film awards landscape is fascinating for its unwillingness to adhere to an overarching narrative. The players are vastly different — in style, in …

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Philippine ‘Portrait’ musical drama – ‘Sveta’ disturbing, compelling social horror movie

A stirring musical drama set on the eve of World War II in Manila and centered on the cash-strapped spinster daughters of a famous old painter, …

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4 Gulf talents vie for IWC award – Cate Blanchett to select the winner at DIFF

DUBAI, Oct 31: The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) and Swiss luxury watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen, ‘Supporting’ Sponsor and Official ‘Festival-Time’ Partner of DIFF, have …

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Dubai fest champions building writing talent with YJA – Winner will secure internship at Gulf News

DUBAI, Oct 31: The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) has announced the return of the Young Journalist Award (YJA) for a 10th year. Open to …

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Star-studded lineup marks Kristofferson – Horan scores 1st No. 1 album

Various Artists, “The Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson” (Blackbird) A star-studded lineup — including Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell and Lady Antebellum — …

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DIFF brings ‘Cinema of the World’ – Dubai fest to take audiences on cinematic journey

DUBAI, Oct 30: The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) has revealed the first titles that will form part of its ‘Cinema of the World’ programme. …

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