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Poland's top filmmakers protest festival admission rules

Sep. 19, 2019 11:05 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Academy Award-winning director Pawel Pawlikowski and other top Polish filmmakers are demanding artistic independence for the nation's most prestigious film festival after a politically charged movie was withdrawn. The filmmakers' guild wants the selection procedure for the ongoing...

'Jojo Rabbit' wins Toronto's sought-after audience award

Sep. 15, 2019 3:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Taika Waititi's Nazi Germany-set satire "Jojo Rabbit" won the People's Choice award Sunday at the Toronto International Film Festival, a prize that has historically been one of the most ironclad predicators of Academy Awards chances. Because so many of the top fall movies play in Toronto,...

Marvel's Kevin Feige honored at 45th Saturn Awards

Sep. 14, 2019 3:35 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kevin Feige was honored at the 45th annual Saturn Awards but the Marvel Studios president gave higher praise to someone other than himself. Feige said in a video message Friday night that he was "humbled" after accepting the inaugural Stan Lee Builder award, named after the late Marvel...

Marvel's Kevin Feige to be honored at 45th Saturn Awards

Sep. 13, 2019 3:05 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige will be honored at the 45th annual Saturn Awards that will be streamed live for the first time. Feige is set to receive the inaugural Stan Lee Builder award named after the late Marvel Comics mastermind. The awards show on Friday night will be...

Toronto Film Fest pays tribute to Streep, Phoenix

Sep. 10, 2019 2:13 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — In a gala dinner held Monday amid the Toronto International Film Festival's unspooling premieres, the festival paid tribute to Joaquin Phoenix, Meryl Streep, filmmaker Taika Waititi and cinematographer Roger Deakins. With the city teaming with stars in town for the festival, TIFF this year...

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...

Female directors hope to write a new script for Oscar season

Sep. 6, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — As another awards season kicks into high gear at the Toronto International Film Festival, one disappointment of last year's Oscar campaign is still on the minds of some. Despite a number of films that ranked among the most critically acclaimed movies of the year — Debra Granik's...

Toronto Film Festival kicks off with The Band, Iannucci

Sep. 5, 2019 8:55 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The 44th Toronto International Film Festival kicked off Thursday with a documentary celebration of Canada's own The Band and the premiere of Armando Iannucci's adaptation of "David Copperfield." The start of North America's largest film festival heralds the beginning of the fall movie season...

Almodóvar's 'Pain and Glory' picked to bid for a 2019 Oscar

Sep. 5, 2019 8:09 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Pedro Almodóvar's latest drama "Pain and Glory," which was inspired by his own life story, will represent the country in the competition for this year's Oscars, Spain's Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences announced Thursday. The film starring Antonio Banderas and Penélope...

At Toronto, audiences to feast on a fall film omnibus

Sep. 4, 2019 12:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When a movie first comes in contact with an audience, strange things can happen. Take, for instance, the case of "Dolemite," Rudy Ray Moore's classic 1975 Blaxploitation film. A shambling, cheaply made, mostly non-professional production seemed surely headed for the dustbin before a crowded...