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‘Uncut Gems,’ ‘The Lighthouse’ top Spirit Awards nominations

Nov. 21, 2019 3:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Josh and Benny Safdie’s Diamond District crime film “Uncut Gems” and Robert Eggers’ fever-dream period tale “The Lighthouse” led the 35th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards with five nods each, in nominations announced Thursday in Los Angeles....

North Carolina’s famed Cold Mountain is on fire

Nov. 21, 2019 2:25 PM EST

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s famed Cold Mountain is on fire. The Raleigh News & Observer reported Thursday at a U.S. Forest Service video shows orange flames and white smoke along multiple spots on the mountain’s ridge. The mountain has been featured in a popular novel and an...

From ‘Knives Out’ to Bond, Ana de Armas is on the rise

Nov. 21, 2019 1:19 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ana de Armas is fumbling with a packet of sugar and talking about her breakneck schedule on a recent afternoon in Los Angeles when her already enormous almond eyes widen even further. “Do I have avocado on my face?” she asks somewhat nervously. She doesn’t, but the...

New images of Mr. Rogers’ ‘Neighborhood’ on eve of new film

Nov. 21, 2019 11:17 AM EST

From 1984 through 2000, I had the privilege of spending countless hours documenting a very special neighbor, Fred Rogers of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” A more kind and caring neighbor there never was or will be. Whether working behind the set with his puppets, feeding his fish, pulling on...

Across Mister Rogers’ actual neighborhoods, his faith echoes

Nov. 21, 2019 9:44 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — His TV neighborhood, was, of course, a realm of make believe — a child’s-eye view of community summoned into being by an oddly understanding adult, cobbled together from a patchwork of stage sets, model houses and pure, unsullied love. Visiting it each day, with Mister...

Review: ‘Dark Waters’ plunges into ‘forever chemicals’

Nov. 20, 2019 8:27 PM EST

Todd Haynes’ “Dark Waters,” about the prolonged (and ongoing) legal fight to uncover the environmental damage of cancer-inducing “forever chemicals” and hold their corporate makers accountable, is a sober and ominous docudrama. On its surface, it’s an unspectacular one....

Apple cancels premiere of ‘The Banker’ over ‘concerns’

Nov. 20, 2019 5:57 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple has canceled the premiere of one of the tech company’s first original films, “The Banker” the day before it was to debut at Los Angeles’ AFI Film Festival. In a statement Wednesday, Apple said that last week it learned of “some concerns”...

Review: ‘Waves’ explores the ebb, flow of a family’s love

Nov. 20, 2019 5:29 PM EST

Rarely has a movie’s title been so apt as that of “Waves,” a film that makes you feel like you’ve been knocked flat over by a fierce current — only to be rescued by a gentle, soothing flow of warm surf that arrives in the nick of time. This third feature by the gifted young...

Film Review: ‘21 Bridges’ puts New York on lockdown

Nov. 20, 2019 2:53 PM EST

How excited James Brown would have been for “21 Bridges.” Take you to bridge? How about 21 of them? But I suspect even the Godfather of Soul would give an easy pass to Brian Kirk’s “21 Bridges,” with Chadwick Boseman (who played Brown in the biopic “Get on Up”)....

Q&A: Mark Ruffalo on playing the lawyer who took on DuPont

Nov. 20, 2019 11:42 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mark Ruffalo learned about corporate attorney Rob Bilott, who for 20 years battled DuPont to expose the harmful effects of the chemical PFOA, along with most of the country: In 2016 through an article in The New York Times Magazine. A cold call from a West Virginia farmer in 1998 who...