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Coen premieres a stark 'Macbeth,' with Denzel and McDormand

Sep. 24, 2021 15:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Joel Coen, in his first solo outing as a filmmaker, premiered a strikingly stark, black-and-white adaptation of Shakespeare's “Macbeth," with Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand, at the New York Film Festival on Friday. ...

A blurred movie year comes into focus at New York Film Fest

Sep. 23, 2021 16:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A movie year of fits-and-starts, delays and reversals has sometimes been difficult to track. Knowing just where and how a new movie premieres has become a sport of its own. Even for those closely following new films, it's been a sometimes exhilarating, sometimes befuddling...

Review: In 'Dear Evan Hansen,' a Broadway hit ages poorly

Sep. 23, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

The journey from stage to screen, so often a perilous one, has been particularly bumpy for “Dear Evan Hansen.” The Broadway show, starring Ben Platt as a lonely, anxiety-racked teenager who turns into a social media sensation after exaggerating...

Melvin Van Peebles, godfather of Black cinema, dies at 89

Sep. 22, 2021 18:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Melvin Van Peebles, the groundbreaking filmmaker, playwright and musician whose work ushered in the “blaxploitation” wave of the 1970s and influenced filmmakers long after, has died. He was 89. In statement, his family said that Van Peebles, father...

Gyllenhaal, Fuqua on the van that made 'The Guilty' possible

Sep. 21, 2021 14:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jake Gyllenhaal was driving when a COVID-19 supervisor called and told him to pull the car over. This was in November 2020, when U.S. cases were skyrocketing and Gyllenhaal was days away from starting shooting on “The Guilty,” a thriller about a...

New this week: 'The Starling,' Diddy and Billy Bob Thornton

Sep. 20, 2021 10:19 AM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — The best way to remember Norm Macdonald, who died last week at age 61, is...

'Shang-Chi' tops box office for 3rd straight weekend

Sep. 19, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” is the top film at the box office for the third straight weekend, but the muted reception for Clint Eastwood's “Cry Macho” suggests older moviegoers still aren't as eager to return to theaters. ...

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: Drag queen dreams in ‘Talking About Jamie’

Sep. 15, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

“Everybody’s Talking About Jamie,” a predictable and glossy “Billy Elliot”-like musical of British working-class aspiration that’s nevertheless a joy, is the kind of movie that might have once been made about the trials of coming out as a young gay man. ...

Jessica Chastain redeems a televangelist in 'Tammy Faye'

Sep. 15, 2021 08:06 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In the nearly 10 years it took for Jessica Chastain to get made a film about the Christian televangelist Tammy Faye Messner, she studied many of the kinds of things you'd expect — the hours of television footage, Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato’s 2000 documentary. But...