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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Dec. 5-11

Nov. 29, 2021 09:28 AM EST

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Dec. 5-11: Dec. 5: Actor Jeroen Krabbe (“The Fugitive”) is 77. Opera singer Jose Carreras is 75. Singer Jim Messina (Loggins and Messina, Poco) is 74. Actor Morgan Brittany (“Dallas”) is 70. Actor Brian Backer (“Fast Times at...

Judi Dench, Ciarán Hinds savor their moments in 'Belfast'

Nov. 12, 2021 13:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Kenneth Branagh put it directly to Judi Dench. “He said, ‘Will you play my grandmother?’” Dench recalls. “And I said yes.” In “Belfast,” Branagh reconstructs a poignant and pivotal moment from his childhood. The...

Review: Childhood in a turbulent time in nostalgic ‘Belfast’

Nov. 10, 2021 11:16 AM EST

If you didn’t know Kenneth Branagh’s new film “ Belfast ” was based (somewhat) on his own childhood, you probably wouldn’t know it by the end either. That’s a good thing. This isn’t a portrait of the artist as a young man. We see a love for theater and...

Kenneth Branagh's 'Belfast' wins TIFF People's Choice Award

Sep. 18, 2021 20:41 PM EDT

Kenneth Branagh's semi-autobiographical “Belfast,” a black-and-white family drama about the Northern Ireland city during the tumult of the late 1960s, on Saturday won the Toronto International Film Festival's People's Choice Award, a telling indicator of Academy Awards chances. ...

Review: In ‘Queenpins,’ a kitchen sink full of ideas

Sep. 08, 2021 21:43 PM EDT

The timing was perfect. The very moment I sat down to write about “Queenpins,” the inspired-by-actual-events tale of a coupon scheme gone awry, a tantalizing coupon popped up on my screen. It offered 20 percent off, for a popular brand of socks. I didn’t need socks....