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Coen premieres a stark 'Macbeth,' with Denzel and McDormand

Sep. 24, 2021 15:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Joel Coen, in his first solo outing as a filmmaker, premiered a strikingly stark, black-and-white adaptation of Shakespeare's “Macbeth," with Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand, at the New York Film Festival on Friday. ...

A blurred movie year comes into focus at New York Film Fest

Sep. 23, 2021 16:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A movie year of fits-and-starts, delays and reversals has sometimes been difficult to track. Knowing just where and how a new movie premieres has become a sport of its own. Even for those closely following new films, it's been a sometimes exhilarating, sometimes befuddling...

Home that inspired 'The Conjuring' movie for sale for $1.2M

Sep. 23, 2021 16:21 PM EDT

BURRILLVILLE, R.I. (AP) — Not afraid of ghosts and things that go bump in the night? The purportedly haunted Rhode Island farmhouse where the spooky happenings that inspired the 2013 horror movie “The Conjuring" occurred hit the market Thursday for the scary price of...

'Notting Hill,' 'The Duke' director Roger Michell dies at 65

Sep. 23, 2021 15:45 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Roger Michell, the British stage, television and film director whose movies include the indelibly popular romcom “Notting Hill,” has died, his family said Thursday. He was 65. Michell’s family said in a statement that he died on Wednesday. They...

Review: In 'Dear Evan Hansen,' a Broadway hit ages poorly

Sep. 23, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

The journey from stage to screen, so often a perilous one, has been particularly bumpy for “Dear Evan Hansen.” The Broadway show, starring Ben Platt as a lonely, anxiety-racked teenager who turns into a social media sensation after exaggerating...

Commander Craig: 007 star made honorary Royal Navy officer

Sep. 23, 2021 14:09 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The name’s Craig, Commander Craig. Britain’s Royal Navy said Thursday that James Bond star Daniel Craig has been made an honorary commander in the service — the same rank held by the fictional secret agent. In Ian Fleming’s spy...

Melvin Van Peebles, godfather of Black cinema, dies at 89

Sep. 22, 2021 18:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Melvin Van Peebles, the groundbreaking filmmaker, playwright and musician whose work ushered in the “blaxploitation” wave of the 1970s and influenced filmmakers long after, has died. He was 89. In statement, his family said that Van Peebles, father...

Johnny Depp: 'Not one of you' is safe with 'cancel culture'

Sep. 22, 2021 16:57 PM EDT

SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain (AP) — Taking center stage in a prestigious Spanish film festival to receive a top career award, actor Johnny Depp presented himself as a victim of the "cancel culture" that, he said, has spread across the cinema industry. Depp was addressing...

Review: Jake Gyllenhaal carries claustrophobic ‘The Guilty’

Sep. 22, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

An emergency dispatch center doesn’t exactly sound like the most visually exciting place to set an entire film. But the technical limitation of being imprisoned in a soulless office while high stakes action takes place off screen can be an inspired storytelling gimmick in the right hands,...

Done with delays, Academy movie museum rolls out red carpet

Sep. 21, 2021 20:41 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The projectors are rolling. The ruby slippers are on. Many an Oscar sits glistening. The shark has been hanging, and waiting, for nearly a year. Nine years after it was announced, four years after its first projected open date, and five months since...