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Taiwanese actress Chen Shu-fang holds her awards for Best Leading Actress and Best Supporting Actress at the 57th Golden Horse Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. Chen won for the film

'My Missing Valentine' wins big at Golden Horse Awards

Nov. 21, 2020 11:11 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The Taiwanese film “My Missing Valentine” won big Saturday night at the annual Golden Horse Awards, taking five honors, including best feature film. The romantic comedy, which tells the love story of a bus driver and a post office worker, also won for best director, best...

Tiger Woods walks alone the fourth fairway during the third round of the Masters golf tournament Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Upcoming ESPN documentary examines Woods and racial identity

Nov. 19, 2020 1:20 PM EST

A look at Tiger Woods through the prisms of race and identity will be the subject of an of an ESPN documentary debuting later this month. “Tiger Woods: America’s Son” will premiere on Nov. 29. The one-hour documentary explores the significance of Woods becoming the first Black golfer to win a...

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Review: In 'Collective,' the rot of government corruption

Nov. 18, 2020 7:54 PM EST

A politicized healthcare crisis, horrifyingly unnecessary death, a crucial election. “Collective," a piercing documentary about corruption in Romania, may not directly concern current events but it feels urgent and vital just the same. In 2015, a fire swept through a Bucharest nightclub without emergency...

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One half of the 'Property Brothers' praises solar in doc

Nov. 16, 2020 11:59 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — As half of HGTV's “Property Brothers,” Jonathan Scott is all about transforming interior spaces. Now he's revealing a massive space he'd like to transform — the Earth. “Jonathan Scott’s Power Trip” is his new documentary about solar power and why...

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First-time director explores mother’s murder in docuseries

Nov. 13, 2020 10:37 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Madison Hamburg was 18 years old when he got the call from his sister: Their mother had been stabbed and bludgeoned to death outside her home in the affluent southeastern Connecticut town of Madison. Now 29, Hamburg has directed a nail-biting and hauntingly personal documentary series...

FILE - In this Sunday, May 25 1997 file photo, Wroclaw Metropolitan Cardinal, Henryk Gulbinowicz, left, and Legate of the Holy See Cardinal Angelo Sodano on their way to Wroclaw cathedral, in Poland. Polish media report on Tuesday, Nov, 10, 2020 that a prominent Polish cardinal recently sanctioned by the Vatican is hospitalized and unconscious. The 97-year-old retired Archbishop Henryk Gulbinowicz was sanctioned by the Vatican last week after he was accused of sexually abusing a seminarian and of covering up abuse in another case. (AP Photo/Adam Hawalej, file)

Polish cardinal chastised by Vatican unconscious in hospital

Nov. 10, 2020 5:11 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A prominent Polish cardinal who was recently sanctioned by the Vatican over sexual abuse allegations has been hospitalized since last week and remains unconscious, Polish media reported Tuesday. Retired Archbishop Henryk Gulbinowicz was sanctioned by the Vatican last week after the...

This image released by Hulu shows activist Greta Thunberg, center, in a scene from the documentary

Greta Thunberg on 2 very surreal years of protest and fame

Nov. 9, 2020 3:22 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In the first days of Greta Thunberg’s solitary sidewalk protest outside Swedish Parliament in August 2018, most walk right past her. Some pause and ask why she’s not in school. But people steadily begin to take notice of the steadfast 16-year-old girl. Those humble beginnings...

From left, Rosetta Sannelli, director of the Kineo Movie for Humanity Award, director Evgeny Afineevsky, Paolo Ruffini, prefect of the dicastery of Communication, and Monsignor Ruiz, secretary of the dicastery, pose for a photo respecting the social distancing during the award ceremony at the Vatican, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. Director Evgeny Afineevsky was awarded with Kineo prize Thursday for the movie

Vatican breaks silence, explains pope's civil union comments

Nov. 2, 2020 11:32 AM EST

ROME (AP) — The Vatican says Pope Francis’ comments on gay civil unions were taken out of context in a documentary that spliced together parts of an old interview, but still confirmed Francis’ belief that gay couples should enjoy legal protections. The Vatican secretariat of state issued...

FILE - In this Wednesday, July 31, 2019 file photo, Sacha Baron Cohen arrives at the 2019 Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Annual Grants Banquet at the Beverly Wilshire Beverly Hills, Calif. Actor Sacha Baron Cohen, who stars in “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,” donated $100,000 to the church of a woman who believed she was taking part in a documentary but instead was being featured in the mockumentary comedy film. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

'Borat' star gives church $100K after member appears in film

Oct. 30, 2020 11:04 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Actor Sacha Baron Cohen, who stars in “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,” donated $100,000 to the church of a woman who believed she was taking part in a documentary but instead was being featured in the mockumentary comedy film. Jeanise Jones, 62, thought she had been...

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Ahead of the election, a landslide of documentaries

Oct. 28, 2020 12:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The election has unleashed an avalanche of documentaries like no season before it. Dozens of films, exploring issues from gerrymandering to white supremacists, have sought to illuminate the many issues and trends voters are confronting at the polls on Tuesday. In a presidential election of...