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Netflix previews 'Ma Rainey' and Boseman's final performance

Oct. 20, 2020 1:26 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix on Monday previewed George C. Wolfe's August Wilson adaptation “Ma Rainey's Black Bottom,” showcasing Chadwick Boseman's final performance opposite Viola Davis' powerhouse blues singer. The film, shot last year, was already one of the year's most anticipated, coming as...

File-This Sept. 22, 2018, file photo shows cast member Jeff Bridges arriving at the Los Angeles premiere of

Jeff Bridges says he has lymphoma, cites good prognosis

Oct. 19, 2020 9:54 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jeff Bridges says he is being treated for lymphoma and his prognosis is good. The 70-year-old actor channeled his The Dude character from “The Big Lebowski” in a statement on social media about the diagnosis Monday evening. He said he understands the disease is serious. He...

Oscar-winning filmmaker Roman Polanski, left, poses for the media with Stanislaw Buchala, right, who received the Israeli distinction of the Righteous Among the Nations on behalf of his late grandparents, Stefania and Jan Buchala, who saved Polanski, from the Holocaust in 1943-45, during the ceremony of bestowing the honor in Gliwice, Poland, on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020.(AP Photo/Michal Buksa)

Roman Polanski honors Poles who saved him from the Holocaust

Oct. 15, 2020 2:44 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Oscar-winning filmmaker Roman Polanski returned to Poland, the country of his youth, and paid tribute on Thursday to a Polish couple who took him in and protected him when he was a child, saving him from the Holocaust during World War II. Stefania and Jan Buchala were posthumously...

Sudanese film director Hajooj Kuka speaks during an interview in Khartoum, Sudan, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. The detention and subsequent release of an internationally recognized Sudanese filmmaker Kuka highlights the country’s bumpy transition from decades of autocratic rule to democracy. (AP Photo/Marwan Ali)

Filmmaker's trial raises concerns over freedom in new Sudan

Oct. 13, 2020 9:29 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — More than a year after the overthrow of Sudanese strongman Omar al-Bashir, amid the promise of new leadership, Sudanese film director Hajooj Kuka was arrested during a theater workshop by the security forces that had served al-Bashir for years. He was tried and sentenced to prison on vague...

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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...

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2019, file photo, Taraji P. Henson arrives at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Henson, who has spoken publicly about her struggles with anxiety and depression, was named Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, as the latest recipient of the Boston-based Ruderman Family Foundation's Morton E. Ruderman Award in Inclusion for her work to end the stigma around mental illness. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

'Empire' star Taraji P. Henson hailed for mental health work

Oct. 8, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

“Empire” star Taraji P. Henson has enjoyed wealth, celebrity, a Golden Globe win and an Academy Award nomination. But behind the scenes, she's battled anxiety and depression. On Thursday, the 50-year-old actress and filmmaker — who has spoken publicly and powerfully about her private...

Texas grand jury indicts Netflix for promotion of 'Cuties'

Oct. 7, 2020 5:08 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas grand jury has indicted streaming giant Netflix for promoting French film “Mignonnes,” or “Cuties,” which the court says depicts lewd visuals of children. The movie received backlash before its release because of a movie poster that went viral for...

FILE - Writer/director Radha Blank poses for a portrait to promote the film

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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Holly Hunter suits up as US prosecutor in 'The Comey Rule'

Sep. 24, 2020 4:31 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Holly Hunter has been entrusted with playing an array of real-world women, from tennis great Billie Jean King to a cheerleading mom gone astray to her latest role, a federal prosecutor caught in the maw of politics. In Showtime’s “The Comey Rule,” the Oscar-winning...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 file photo, BAFTA Chair of the Film Committee Marc Samuelson poses for photographers next to actor Hayley Squires in London. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts promised to change after nominations for the 2020 awards were announced last January. No women were nominated as best director for the seventh year running, and all 20 nominees in the lead and supporting performer categories were white. “We said on the day, ‘We’re going to review everything,’” BAFTA film committee chairman Marc Samuelson said Thursday, Sept. 24. 2020 as the academy announced a slate of changes.  (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP, file)

British Academy Film Awards change rules to boost diversity

Sep. 24, 2020 1:11 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s film academy is shaking up its membership and its awards voting rules in a review prompted by the glaring lack of diversity in the nominations. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts promised to change after contenders for the 2020 awards were announced last...