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Franco hopes `Disaster Artist` conveys passion of worst film ever made

Franco hopes `Disaster Artist` conveys passion of worst film ever made

Published 14/11/2017

When James Franco set out to direct "The Disaster Artist," a faux behind-the-scenes look at the making of 2003's "The Room," often called one of the worst films ever made, he said it was not to poke fun at the "Room" creator Tommy Wiseau. [more…]

As Hollywood struggles with sexism, female-led story ends London film fest

As Hollywood struggles with sexism, female-led story ends London film fest

Published 16/10/2017

The London Film Festival closed on Sunday with a violent and profanity-laden dark comedy featuring Frances McDormand, as a small-town mother seeking justice for her murdered daughter, tipped for an Oscar nod. [more…]

Linklater`s war veteran comedy speaks to modern America, says star

Linklater`s war veteran comedy speaks to modern America, says star

Published 08/10/2017

Last Flag Flying, a comedy-drama about Vietnam war veterans, will resonate with Trump's America, despite, or perhaps because of, its period setting, actor Bryan Cranston said on Sunday after a screening at the London Film Festival. [more…]

`Mudbound` filmmaker on movie`s exploration of racial divide

`Mudbound` filmmaker on movie`s exploration of racial divide

Published 06/10/2017

The saga of two families pitted against a barbaric social hierarchy in the Mississippi Delta after World War Two explores a racial divide that is relevant even today, the filmmaker of new movie "Mudbound" said. [more…]

Protests disrupt London Film Festival in cinema wage dispute

Protests disrupt London Film Festival in cinema wage dispute

Published 05/10/2017

Protesters chanted and waved banners at the opening of the BFI London Film Festival as a long-running staff pay dispute with a cinema chain spilled over into red carpet territory. [more…]

Lights, camera, action: London`s Film Festival opens

Lights, camera, action: London`s Film Festival opens

Published 04/10/2017

Red carpets are being unrolled as the British capital prepares to play host to some of international cinema's big names for the 12 days of the London Film Festival. [more…]

`Three Billboards Outside Ebbing` wins at Toronto film festival

`Three Billboards Outside Ebbing` wins at Toronto film festival

Published 17/09/2017

Director Martin McDonagh's comic drama, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri," won the award for audience favorite at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday, giving the film a boost ahead of the upcoming awards season. [more…]

Stone lauds Billie Jean King at `Battle of the Sexes` screening

Stone lauds Billie Jean King at `Battle of the Sexes` screening

Published 11/09/2017

Academy Award winner Emma Stone praised tennis great Billie Jean King's for pushing social change for women while battling her own insecurities at the Toronto premiere of "Battle of the Sexes" on Sunday night. [more…]

Damon, Clooney defend black family`s portrayal in `Suburbicon`

Damon, Clooney defend black family`s portrayal in `Suburbicon`

Published 10/09/2017

The African-American family struggling to fit in to an all-white suburb in 1950s America in the George Clooney-directed dark satire "Suburbicon" was intentionally portrayed in a one-dimensional way, actor Matt Damon said on Sunday. [more…]

Del Toro`s fairy tale wins top prize at Venice Film Festival

Del Toro`s fairy tale wins top prize at Venice Film Festival

Published 10/09/2017

Mexican director Guillermo del Toro's "The Shape of Water", a dark fairy tale in which a mute cleaning lady falls in love with [more…]