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Review: In 'S---house,' a college coming-of-age comedy

Oct. 13, 2020 9:13 AM EDT

You would assume a college comedy with the unprintable title of “S—-house” to be another sad, low-brow retread of “Animal House.” You would almost bet on it. But 22-year-old Cooper Raiff's is not only not that film at all, it's one of the freshest college movies in years, a...

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Radha Blank of 'The Forty-Year-Old Version' isn't late

Oct. 7, 2020 1:08 PM EDT

If Radha Blank had a tagline for her film, “The Forty-Year-Old Version,” it would be: “You don't age out of your passion.” Blank wrote, directed and stars in her debut film, a heavily autobiographical tale, shot in black-and-white and on 35mm, about a middle-aged playwright in Harlem...

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New this week: Patty Smyth, 'The Right Stuff' and 'Time'

Oct. 5, 2020 3:58 PM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — Writer-director-star Radha Blank’s witty and vibrant directorial debut, “The Forty-Year-Old Version”...

FILE - Steve McQueen arrives at The Hollywood Reporter's Women in Entertainment Breakfast in Los Angeles on Dec. 5, 2018. In a movie year mostly lacking big, ambitious releases, McQueen’s “Small Axe” anthology is an unqualified main event. While many other filmmakers are on hold, the “12 Years a Slave” director has raced to finish not one but five new films. The movies, spanning 1968 to 1985, are each individual stories of the West Indian community in London. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Steve McQueen unveils an anthology of racism and resistance

Oct. 2, 2020 12:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a movie year mostly lacking big, ambitious releases, Steve McQueen’s “Small Axe” anthology is an unqualified main event. While many other filmmakers are on hold, the “12 Years a Slave” director has raced to finish not one but five new films. The movies,...

FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2014, file photo, Frederick Wiseman poses for photographers during the photo call for the Golden Lion Career Award during the 71st edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy. Wiseman has spent more than half a century documenting American institutions. His latest is a profile of American government. In “City Hall” Wiseman has turned his camera on the Boston city government. After drawing acclaim at the major fall film festivals, it opens in late October. (AP Photo/David Azia, File)

Frederick Wiseman on the life of American institutions

Oct. 1, 2020 11:03 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Frederick Wiseman has spent more than half a century documenting American institutions. With a small crew, he has tirelessly made lengthy, sober, engrossing filmic portraits of life in Jackson Heights, Queens; a Texas boxing gym; a Maine fishing village; small-town Indiana; a Massachusetts...

File--- File picture taken on July 4, 1959 shows Italian actress Sophia Loren, American journalist Elsa Maxwell and festival director Dr. Alfred Bauer, right, talk at the festival in the Palais am Funkturm in Berlin. (Konrad Giehr/dpa via AP, file)

Study: 1st Berlin fest chief had significant Nazi-era role

Sep. 30, 2020 9:33 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A study has concluded that the founding director of the Berlin International Film Festival made a “not insignificant” contribution to the German film system under Nazi rule and later covered up his role, festival organizers said Wednesday. Alfred Bauer led the...

US actor and film director Viggo Mortensen, smiles after receiving the Donostia Award for his contribution to the cinema during the 68th San Sebastian Film Festival, in San Sebastian, northern Spain, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

'Beginning' triumphs at San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain

Sep. 27, 2020 12:41 PM EDT

SAN SEBASTIÁN, Spain (AP) — Georgian writer-director Dea Kulumbegashvili’s first feature film “Beginning” triumphed at Spain’s San Sebastian International Film Festival, scooping up four of its top prizes including best film and best director. The story about a community...

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Miranda July dreams up a con family in ‘Kajillionaire’

Sep. 23, 2020 9:52 AM EDT

Miranda July doesn’t seem to have fair-weather fans. There are those who are obsessed. And there are those who don’t know who she is. There is no in between. Even after acclaimed films like “Me and You and Everyone We Know” and “The Future,” the author and director is...

Israeli and Emirati film industries to cooperate after deal

Sep. 21, 2020 5:17 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Film agencies in Israel and the United Arab Emirates announced an agreement Monday to collaborate on television production, the latest development to follow a U.S.-brokered deal between the countries to normalize relations. The Abu Dhabi Film Commission, an Emirati...

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Chloé Zhao’s 'Nomadland' wins TIFF People's Choice Award

Sep. 20, 2020 2:18 PM EDT

After picking up Venice's Golden Lion award, Chloé Zhao’s “ Nomadland " has won another prestigious honor: The Toronto International Film Festival's People's Choice Award. No film has ever won both. TIFF programmers announced the winners Sunday. Zhao's film features Frances McDormand as a...