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Iranian director freed on bail after going on hunger strike

Feb. 04, 2023 10:18 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Acclaimed Iranian director Jafar Panahi was released on bail Friday, two days after going on hunger strike to protest his imprisonment last summer, his supporters said. Panahi was arrested last July and later ordered to serve six years on charges...

Boyhood collides with masculinity in Oscar-nominated 'Close'

Feb. 03, 2023 11:01 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — When Lukas Dhont was 12, a camera was thrust into his hands. For Dhont, who would come out as gay as a young adult, the camera was an escape from the strains and stereotypes he was beginning to feel pushed on him. “I needed this other reality in which I could...

Tom Brady's plate remains full after retirement announcement

Feb. 02, 2023 14:19 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady’s future figures to be busy. The seven-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback’s retirement announcement ended speculation about if and where Brady might want to play next season, opening the door for numerous off-the-field endeavors that could occupy...

How (and where) to watch Oscar-nominated films online

Feb. 02, 2023 10:58 AM EST

Replete with spellbinding multiverses, “Everything Everywhere All at Once” topped the 95th Academy Awards nominations with 11 nods. Elsewhere, stories of friendship and family permeated 2022 cinema and the nominations this year, as did big-budget blockbusters. Some of the...

'Daily Show's' Roy Wood to headline White House press dinner

Feb. 02, 2023 10:28 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Real and fake news will collide again at this year's White House Correspondents' Association dinner. Roy Wood Jr., who plays a reporter on “The Daily Show,” the long-running Comedy Central program that blends comedy and news, will headline the event on April...

Iranian film director goes on hunger strike in prison

Feb. 02, 2023 09:21 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian director who was arrested last summer, weeks before his latest film was released to widespread acclaim, has gone on hunger strike to protest his continued detention amid more than four months of anti-government protests. Jafar Panahi,...

Review: '80 for Brady' is a sports film fumble for the ages

Feb. 02, 2023 09:19 AM EST

Tom Brady has officially — and finally, he insists — retired from the National Football League. Based on his new movie “80 For Brady,” it's also time that he immediately retire from filmmaking. No one emerges with glory from this syrupy, undercooked story of four older...

Review: 'Knock at the Cabin' twists the home invasion horror

Feb. 01, 2023 18:39 PM EST

Knock. Knock. It being mid-winter (typically a doldrums in movie theaters), it's a cozy relief to be able to throw open the door and find M. Night Shyamalan standing there with his near-annual helping of high-concept thriller. His last one, “Old,” about vacationers trapped on a...

Will Smith is star attraction at college's 'Will Smith Day'

Feb. 01, 2023 17:12 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi college celebrated “Will Smith Day” with none other than Will Smith. The actor and entertainer visited Tougaloo College, a historically Black college, on Jan. 31 to speak with mass communication and performing arts students, WAPT-TV reported....

Surely, and truly: New book shares backstory of 'Airplane!'

Feb. 01, 2023 09:26 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — There is so much left to be said about “Airplane!” Surely. (Shirley?) “Surely You Can’t Be Serious: The True Story of Airplane!” will be published Oct. 3 by St. Martin's Press, the publisher announced Wednesday. The oral history of the 1980...