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Review: A timely portrait in ‘John Lewis: Good Trouble’

Jun. 30, 2020 3:04 PM EDT

Getting into “good trouble” is a guiding principle for John Lewis. It's not only OK, but necessary to enact and inspire meaningful change. And it’s not just rhetoric, either. The 80-year-old congressman has the receipts to prove it. He has been arrested 45 times, five of which happened while...

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Using 'face doubles,' new HBO doc captures LGBTQ purge

Jun. 30, 2020 2:30 PM EDT

Anonymous sources in documentaries have often been reduced to a shadowy, voice-distorted figure — or worse, a pixelated blur. But a new documentary premiering Tuesday on HBO has, with the aid of advanced digital technology, gone to greater lengths to preserve the secrecy of its sources while still...

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New this week: Willie Nelson, Nick race special, 'Hamilton'

Jun. 29, 2020 5:11 PM 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 — “ Hamilton ”: Disney Plus does not want to throw away its shot. On Friday, the streaming service will debut...

This image released by HBO shows late writer Michelle McNamara from the six-part docuseries “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark,” debuting on Sunday. (HBO via AP)

New HBO series looks at lives disrupted by a serial killer

Jun. 25, 2020 10:57 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It's said that documentary filmmaking is all about being in the right place at the right time. If so, director Liz Garbus has been doubly lucky with her latest project. Two years ago, she and her team started filming their series on the hunt for the still-unknown Golden State Killer, whose...

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Review: In 'Athlete A,' an abuse scandal at USA Gymnastics

Jun. 24, 2020 6:12 PM EDT

One of the most tragic lines in the powerful and damning documentary “Athlete A,” about sexual abuse in the USA Gymnastics, comes when the gymnast Jamie Dantzscher says Larry Nassar — the osteopathic physician who in his 29 years as the USA Gymnastics women’s team's doctor u sed...

FILE - In this July 30, 2010 file photo, movie producer and real estate heir Steve Bing appears in Rhinebeck, N.Y. The Los Angeles County coroner said Bing died at his residence in the Century City section of Los Angeles on Monday, June 22, 2020. He was 55.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

Film producer, wealthy heir, political donor Steve Bing dies

Jun. 24, 2020 5:27 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Movie producer, film financier, real estate heir and major Democratic political donor Steve Bing has died. He was 55. The Los Angeles County coroner said Bing died Monday at his residence in the Century City section of Los Angeles. The coroner said Tuesday that the cause of death was...

Flim director Kim Deog-Young speaks during an interview at the exhibition hall for Korean War in Seoul, South Korea Friday, May 29, 2020. His film “Kim Il Sung’s Children” —  referring to North Korea's founder and wartime leader — will be released June 25, the 70th anniversary the Korean War's start. The three-year conflict destroyed much of North and South Korea, killed more than 1 million people and orphaned an estimated 100,000 children.(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

New film tells tale of North Korean orphans sent to Europe

Jun. 23, 2020 9:41 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Six decades after they returned to their homeland, traces of thousands of North Korean children orphaned by the Korean War linger for the elderly Europeans whose lives they briefly touched. The scent of the trees they planted. The memories of their innocent faces. The Korean song...

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New this week: 'Clemency,' BET Awards, HAIM, 'Doctor Sleep'

Jun. 22, 2020 2:42 PM 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 “Clemency”: Alfre Woodard gives a career performance as death row prison warden on the eve of another execution in...

Daud Mumin speaks during an interview in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. The 18-year-old college student, who turned 19 later in the month, says he has experienced racism and that he and other youth in the United States are tired of waiting for justice and are ready to take it back themselves. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Voices of protest, crying for change, ring across US, beyond

Jun. 17, 2020 2:20 PM EDT

They are nurses and doctors, artists, students, construction workers, government employees; black, brown and white; young and old. Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets in big cities and tiny towns in every U.S. state - and even around the world - to protest the killing of George...

FILE - In this Sept. 30, 1971 file photo, New York lawyer Roy Cohn, one-time counsel for the late Sen. Joseph McCarthy's Communist-hunting investigation, appears in Austin, Texas. Cohn is the subject of a documentary “Bully. Coward. Victim. The Story of Roy Cohn.

Review: ‘Bully. Coward. Victim,’ a personal look at Roy Cohn

Jun. 16, 2020 10:39 AM EDT

The director of a new documentary about Roy Cohn is not exactly a neutral party. After all, Cohn played a key role in getting her grandparents executed. Ivy Meeropol is the granddaughter of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union and executed in 1953 in large part due to...