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Johnny Depp: 'Not one of you' is safe with 'cancel culture'

Sep. 22, 2021 16:57 PM EDT

SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain (AP) — Taking center stage in a prestigious Spanish film festival to receive a top career award, actor Johnny Depp presented himself as a victim of the "cancel culture" that, he said, has spread across the cinema industry. Depp was addressing...

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. ...

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...

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...

Audrey Diwan’s ‘L’Evenement’ (‘Happening’) wins the Golden Lion at the 78th Venice International Film Festival

Sep. 11, 2021 14:19 PM EDT
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Audrey Diwan’s ‘L’Evenement’ (‘Happening’) wins the Golden Lion at the 78th Venice International Film Festival.

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,...

Joan Allen to narrate audiobook of Clinton-Penny thriller

Sep. 07, 2021 08:20 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The audiobook narrator for “State of Terror,” the political thriller co-written by Hillary Clinton and Louise Penny, is an actor with experience playing first ladies, CIA officials and others in government: Joan Allen. “I am such a fan of Joan...

Report: Filmmaker Kitano's car attacked by man with pickax

Sep. 05, 2021 23:21 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo police have arrested a man who allegedly attacked a car carrying Japanese entertainment icon Takeshi Kitano with a pickax, though nobody was injured, according to media reports. The 74-year-old director and actor, also known by his stage name Beat...

After over a decade, Jane Campion returns to film

Sep. 02, 2021 07:43 AM EDT

Jane Campion has not made a feature since 2009, but after a few years working in television she found herself drawn back to the romance of the two-hour story. Campion’s grand return to the form is the period piece “The Power of the Dog,” a sweeping but intimate...

At the Venice Film Festival, cinema’s future looks hopeful

Sep. 01, 2021 08:22 AM EDT

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Hope for the future of cinema was front of mind for many as the Venice International Film Festival kicked off Wednesday on the Lido. In the face of the delta variant, and the trials those in the global film industry weathered last year, the 78th...