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‘Star is Born’ actress Lady Gaga recalls time she ‘couldn’t get an…

‘Star is Born’ actress Lady Gaga recalls time she ‘couldn’t get an…

Published 10/09/2018

TORONTO (Reuters) - Lady Gaga, making her debut as a movie actress in “A Star is Born”, said on Sunday she was humbled by the [more…]

Female-led ‘Widows’ reinvents the heist film

Female-led ‘Widows’ reinvents the heist film

Published 09/09/2018

TORONTO (Reuters) - “Widows” is billed as a heist movie, but its showcase of female strength and initiative seems to speak directly to the reinvigorated [more…]

Sex, politics, media converge in ‘The Front Runner’

Sex, politics, media converge in ‘The Front Runner’

Published 09/09/2018

TORONTO (Reuters) - “The Front Runner” tells the story of the fall 30 years ago of U.S. Senator Gary Hart over allegations of an affair, [more…]

Melissa McCarthy transforms for ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’

Melissa McCarthy transforms for ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’

Published 09/09/2018

TORONTO (Reuters) - Melissa McCarthy turns away from comedy in “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” transforming into a dowdy, cranky woman with disheveled hair and [more…]

‘Shimmering’ Mexican drama ‘Roma’ wins Venice for Cuaron and Netflix

‘Shimmering’ Mexican drama ‘Roma’ wins Venice for Cuaron and Netflix

Published 08/09/2018

VENICE, Italy (Reuters) - Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma” won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival on Saturday, bringing Netflix its first major [more…]

‘The Hate U Give’ aims to inspire dialogue on racism in U.S.

‘The Hate U Give’ aims to inspire dialogue on racism in U.S.

Published 08/09/2018

TORONTO (Reuters) - New movie “The Hate U Give” has won attention for its unflinching spotlight on the police shootings of black men that have [more…]

Trauma and pop music collide in Natalie Portman’s ‘Vox Lux’

Trauma and pop music collide in Natalie Portman’s ‘Vox Lux’

Published 04/09/2018

VENICE, Italy (Reuters) - In 2010, Natalie Portman opened the Venice Film Festival as a tormented ballerina in “Black Swan” - a role which earned [more…]

Thom Yorke follows Radiohead bandmate Greenwood with first film…

Thom Yorke follows Radiohead bandmate Greenwood with first film…

Published 04/09/2018

VENICE, Italy (Reuters) - Thom Yorke has produced some “really frightening noises” for horror movie “Suspiria” - his first venture into making a film soundtrack [more…]

Willem Dafoe plays tormented genius Van Gogh in Venice biopic

Willem Dafoe plays tormented genius Van Gogh in Venice biopic

Published 04/09/2018

VENICE, Italy (Reuters) - With his ginger beard, straw hat and a sad, wounded expression, Willem Dafoe looks uncannily like a Vincent Van Gogh self-portrait, [more…]

‘Lives of Others’ director returns to divided Germany in ‘Never…

‘Lives of Others’ director returns to divided Germany in ‘Never…

Published 04/09/2018

VENICE, Italy (Reuters) - The maker of “The Lives of Others” returns to divided 20th century Germany in “Never Look Away”, a film that premiered [more…]