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Women win top awards at San Sebastian film festival

Sep. 25, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain (AP) — Female actors and filmmakers swept the top awards at the San Sebastian film festival on Saturday, with the Golden Shell for the best film going to “Blue Moon" ("Crai Nou”) by Romanian director Alina Grigore. American actress and producer...

'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. ...

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...

Review: With empathy, Chastain plays Tammy Faye Bakker

Sep. 14, 2021 14:21 PM EDT

Tammy Faye Bakker wore a lot of makeup. It was armor — a way for a person who didn’t consider herself beautiful to simply exist in the world. So it's a particuarly a cruel irony that the mascara was also the thing that made her a target and a joke long before she and her ex-husband were...

AP PHOTOS: Elegance and whimsy mix at Venice Film Festival

Sep. 13, 2021 00:50 AM EDT

VENICE, Italy (AP) — All across the Lido, you could see it on the stars' faces: sheer joy. Whether it was Timothée Chalamet's beaming face greeting fans, Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain's playfulness for the cameras, Josh Brolin's ear-to-ear grin in the front row of a...

French abortion drama 'Happening' tops Venice Film Festival

Sep. 11, 2021 15:20 PM EDT

Audrey Diwan’s 1960s abortion drama “L’Evenement” (“Happening”) won the Golden Lion at the 78th Venice International Film Festival, while the runner up honor went to Paolo Sorrentino’s semi-autobiographical “The Hand of God.” Diwan's film about a French...

A Toronto Film Festival that straddles normal and virtual

Sep. 08, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

Film festivals like those in Cannes and Venice are hard to compete with in terms of glamour. But the power of the Toronto International Film Festival is in its audiences. TIFF, a sprawling showcase of fall movies, generates enormous amounts of buzz not from formal red...

A fall movie season (like everything else) in flux

Sep. 07, 2021 23:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Filmmaker Cary Fukunaga has been waiting more than a year and a half for the biggest movie of his career, the James Bond film “No Time to Die,” to arrive in theaters. It has been a strange and surreal wait. Months before the much-delayed movie is even released on Oct. 8,...

Fall movie calendar, from 'Venom' to 'King Richard'

Sep. 07, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

A rundown of notable films coming out this fall: Sept. 9 “Blood Brothers: Malcolm X & Muhammad Ali” (Netflix): A documentary chronicling the friendship between the boxing legend and the civil rights leader. Sept. 10 ...

Jessica Chastain and real-life pal Oscar Isaac redo Bergman

Sep. 04, 2021 10:51 AM EDT

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Jessica Chastain has been friends with Oscar Isaac since their Julliard days but says it was “a blessing and a curse” to play his wife in a remake of Ingmar Bergman’s classic “Scenes From a Marriage,” which premiered Saturday at the Venice Film Festival. ...