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Review: 'The Photograph' develops nicely into a fine film

Feb. 13, 2020 12:53 PM EST

This Valentine's Day, there's certain to be the usual flood of candy and flowers. But at your local movie theater, there's something increasingly rare: A soulful and adult romantic drama in “The Photograph.” Issa Rae and Lakeith Stanfield star as tentative, would-be lovers in modern-day New York....

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Review: ‘Downhill’ a showcase for Louis-Dreyfus and Ferrell

Feb. 12, 2020 3:20 PM EST

The foreign-language film remake has never been the most esteemed sort of Hollywood production, but the timing of “Downhill,” a remake of Ruben Östlund’s 2014 Swedish film “Force Majeure,” hasn’t done it any favors. “Downhill” skies into theater just...

Psychologist Elizabeth Loftus, left, leaves the Harvey Weinstein rape trial, in New York, Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

At Weinstein trial, defense takes aim at accusers' memories

Feb. 7, 2020 3:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — With Harvey Weinstein’s fate hinging largely on what his accusers remember about alleged sexual assaults years ago, his lawyers Friday turned to an expert known for studying false, repressed and unreliable memories. “It doesn’t take a Ph.D. to know that memory fades...

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Key is still making people laugh but flexing his drama chops

Feb. 6, 2020 6:43 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Keegan-Michael Key is transitioning out of over-the-top comedies to focus more on dramatic films, and for him, it’s no laughing matter. “We've been moving in a little bit of a new direction, where it's a Keegan with a little more gravitas and a Keegan that still does humor,...

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8 films from the Sundance Film Festival you’ll want to see

Feb. 3, 2020 4:21 PM EST

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — When the 36th annual edition of the Sundance Film Festival wrapped Sunday after 11 days of snow and cinema, it had ushered in an avalanche of new voices. The festival, a wintery bastion of independent film held in the ski town of Park City, has worked harder than most similar events...

Filmmakers choose Athens for slasher comedy

Feb. 2, 2020 12:02 AM EST

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — The third Saturday in October will be more than just a football weekend this year. Inspired by a love for 1980s slasher films and college football, writer and director Jay Burleson is putting a new twist on the weekend in his latest project, "The Third Saturday in October Part V." The...

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From Erivo to Pacino, TV critics meeting draws stars in

Jan. 22, 2020 1:53 PM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — When members of the Television Critics Association gather each January to preview upcoming programs and hear from those who make them, the result can be a kind of exotic celebrity zoo. This year's mixed crowd included reality stars (Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian West), Oscar winners...

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Prolific 'Graduate' writer-actor Buck Henry dies at 89

Jan. 9, 2020 6:03 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Buck Henry, “The Graduate” co-writer who as screenwriter, character actor, “Saturday Night Live” host and cherished talk-show and party guest became an all-around cultural superstar of the 1960s and 70s, has died. He was 89. Henry's wife, Irene Ramp, told The...

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The Latest: '1917' wins best drama film Golden Globe award

Jan. 9, 2020 2:18 PM EST

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on on the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards honoring achievements in television and film and being presented Sunday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California (all times local): 8:05 p.m. The Golden Globe for drama best picture goes to...

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'1917,' 'Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood' win Golden Globes

Jan. 6, 2020 6:58 AM EST

The 77th Golden Globes were meant to be a coronation for Netflix. Instead, a pair of big-screen epics took top honors Sunday, as Sam Mendes’ technically dazzling World War I tale “1917” won best picture, drama, and Quentin Tarantino’s radiant Los Angeles fable “Once Upon a...