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NBR Awards name 'Licorice Pizza' its best film of 2021

Dec. 03, 2021 22:01 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Thomas Anderson's “Licorice Pizza” has been named the best film of the year by the National Board of Review. Anderson also won best director honors and the film's stars Alana Haim and Cooper Hoffman were picked for their breakthrough...

In 'Flee,' an Afghan refugee's tale in vivid animation

Dec. 03, 2021 15:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Jonas Poher Rasmussen was 15 when a boy his same age arrived alone in his small Danish town. “He arrived all by himself and stayed with a family just around the corner from where I lived,” says Rasmussen. “We met at the bus stop every morning...

Review: Animated doc 'Flee' tells young refugee’s journey

Dec. 01, 2021 12:55 PM EST

Filmmaker Jonas Poher Rasmussen was 15 when he encountered a new face on a local train in his sleepy Danish town. It was the kind of place where immigrants couldn’t help but stand out, but Rasmussen noticed this kid’s style first. He had some and most people there didn’t. ...

'Encanto,' 'House of Gucci' fuel Thanksgiving box office

Nov. 28, 2021 14:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Thanksgiving weekend moviegoing was still far from the feast it normally is, but Disney's “Encanto” and the Lady Gaga-led “House of Gucci” both gave a lift to two genres that have been particularly battered by the pandemic: family movies and adult dramas. ...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Nov. 24, 2021 13:37 PM EST

Charlotte Observer. Nov. 22, 2021. Editorial: NC Republicans are becoming the party of bigots, insurrectionists and the cowardly who let it happen “This is not who we are.” Six relatively simple words. Why...

Helen Mirren makes regal bow as Harry Potter quiz show host

Nov. 24, 2021 12:08 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Helen Mirren is oddly absent from the Harry Potter film franchise that proved close to a full-employment act for Britain's acting greats. But she's found her own path into its magical world. Dame Helen, as the Oscar, Emmy and Tony-winning actor is...

Review: Disney's animated 'Encanto' effortlessly enchants

Nov. 22, 2021 14:27 PM EST

Mirabel is extraordinary, in that when it comes to her family, she is totally normal. That's the set-up for Disney's absolutely charming new animated musical “Encanto,” which flips the typical children's movie script. Instead of few magical people amid a sea of...

House censures Rep. Gosar for violent video in rare rebuke

Nov. 18, 2021 00:18 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted to censure Republican Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona for posting an animated video that depicted him killing Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with a sword, an extraordinary rebuke that highlighted the political strains testing Washington and the...

House censures Rep. Gosar for violent video in rare rebuke

Nov. 17, 2021 19:25 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted Wednesday to censure Republican Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona for posting an animated video that depicted him killing Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with a sword, an extraordinary rebuke that highlighted the political strains testing Washington and...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Nov. 17, 2021 13:48 PM EST

The (Orangeburg) Times and Democrat. Nov. 17, 2021. Editorial: Audit plan is good outline for elections A key point about elections: Auditing the results is not about appeasing a losing candidate. The purpose is to ensure the integrity of results --...