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Review: 'Downton Abbey' film is stately but too safe

Sep. 16, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

The "Downton Abbey " movie isn't exactly a movie. It's more like another season of the popular "Masterpiece Classic" show that's been condensed to 90 minutes instead of 8 hours. Written by series creator Julian Fellowes, almost every character who made it out of the six season run alive is back for their big...

Review: Adaptation of 'The Goldfinch' is elegant but flawed

Sep. 11, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

Everything is beautiful in John Crowley's adaptation of "The Goldfinch ," even the grilled cheese sandwich that a kind stranger makes for a boy who has just lost his mother. It's easy to get swept up by the refined stateliness surrounding this messy odyssey of grief and trauma. But like its well-pressed and...

Review: Jennifer Lopez steals the show in 'Hustlers'

Sep. 10, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

"Hustlers " saves all of its tricks for the end. It's a banger of an ending, too, which is something that so few films manage to nail. The emotion, the stakes, the character development and the why of it all hit around the same time. This, you think, is the movie. Then suddenly it's over just when it started to...

'It: Chapter Two' scares up $91 million with debut

Sep. 8, 2019 2:15 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A robust audience turned out to catch "It: Chapter Two" in movie theaters this weekend, but not quite as big as the first. Warner Bros. says Sunday that "It: Chapter Two," the only major new release, earned an estimated $91 million from North American ticket sales in its first weekend...

Dark 'Joker' wins top Venice Film Festival prize

Sep. 7, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

Todd Phillips' dark comic book film "Joker" won the Golden Lion Award at the 76th Venice International Film Festival on Saturday and cemented its place as a legitimate contender for the rest of the awards season. Jury president Lucretia Martel announced the winners of the prestigious award during a ceremony on...

Timothée Chalamet makes a big impression in Venice

Sep. 4, 2019 6:17 AM EDT

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Timothée Chalamet made a movie star's debut at the 76th Venice International Film Festival this week for his Henry V film "The King," wearing a bold silver suit and silky blouse from French-Colombian designer Haider Ackermann for his walk down the red carpet. The 23-year-old Oscar...

For Julie Andrews, sudden success was 'like an assault'

Sep. 3, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Hollywood success came so suddenly for Julie Andrews, she said it felt like "an assault." The 83-year-old star is nothing but grateful for everything that's come her way, but she had the unique experience of having filmed three movies back to back before any had come out — two...

For Timothée Chalamet, becoming 'The King' was terrifying

Sep. 2, 2019 9:37 AM EDT

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Timothée Chalamet is already one of the most acclaimed young actors working today, but he says that the prospect playing young Henry V in "The King" was terrifying. "It was a real challenge for me," Chalamet said Monday at the Venice International Film Festival, where the film is...

Filmmaker Nate Parker apologizes for being 'tone deaf'

Sep. 1, 2019 12:21 PM EDT

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Three years ago, filmmaker Nate Parker came under scrutiny for a rape allegation from his college days that essentially derailed the release of his Nat Turner film "The Birth of a Nation." Now, with a new film about police brutality debuting at the Venice Film International Film...

Alex Gibney's 'Citizen K' looks at power in Russia

Aug. 31, 2019 11:48 AM EDT

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney says profiling exiled Russian businessman Mikhail Khodorkovsky allowed him to explore power in Russia from the end of communism until now. The resulting film, "Citizen K," premiered at the Venice International Film Festival on Saturday. Gibney says...