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'Navalny' aims to make noise for imprisoned Russian leader

Jan. 26, 2022 18:51 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Within hours of Russian authorities officially adding Alexei Navalny to the country’s registry of terrorists and extremists, a new documentary about the imprisoned Russian opposition leader premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. "Navalny” was dramatically...

Review: Strangers on a train in 'Compartment No. 6'

Jan. 26, 2022 17:58 PM EST

A train ride from Moscow to the arctic port city of Murmansk would not seem like the most likely setting for anything as warm as Finnish filmmaker Juho Kuosmanen's “Compartment No. 6." To Laura (Seidi Haarla), a Finnish archeology student who's reluctantly left behind her...

Review: Tim Roth drops out, in paradise, in ‘Sundown’

Jan. 26, 2022 12:20 PM EST

A man sits on the edge of an infinity pool contemplating his existence in Michel Franco’s “ Sundown.” It’s one of many such ennui-laden images, though the settings get less luxurious as we go along on this strange journey with Neil, a man who decides to drop out of his own life suddenly and...

Sundance: 'Descendant' chronicles a Black history uncovered

Jan. 25, 2022 16:51 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Rarely have past and present mingled in a documentary the way they do in “Descendant,” a nonfiction account of the last known ship to bring African captives to the American South for enslavement. Margaret Brown's “Descendant," which recently premiered at the...

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Jan. 25, 2022 14:49 PM EST

Movies US charts: 1. Sing 2 2. No Time to Die 3. Ghostbusters: Afterlife 4. The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun 5. Venom: Let There Be Carnage 6. Free Guy 7. Dune ...

Q&A: Dakota Johnson makes her producing debut at Sundance

Jan. 25, 2022 12:55 PM EST

Dakota Johnson is having a big year. Not only is she part of one of the season’s big awards contenders in “The Lost Daughter,” but she’s also just debuted her company's first two films at the Sundance Film Festival, “AM I OK?” and “Cha Cha Real Smooth,” which she produced and stars...

‘Aftershock’ puts human face to maternal health crisis in US

Jan. 25, 2022 09:11 AM EST

It was 2017 when filmmaker Paula Eiselt started seeing articles about rising maternal mortality rates in the United States. She’d had traumatic experiences giving birth to her four children, but didn’t realize that the problems were widespread and disproportionately affecting Black women. ...

At Sundance, documentaries resurrect lost eras of music

Jan. 24, 2022 19:57 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Can a music scene still develop the way grunge did in 1990's Seattle or hip-hop did in the Bronx in the 1970s? Or has the digital makeover of music made such geographical-based explosions obsolete? It's a question that hovers over the Sundance Film Festival...

Review: Silent star Buster Keaton rides again in 2 new books

Jan. 24, 2022 14:17 PM EST

“Camera Man: Buster Keaton, the Dawn of Cinema, and the Invention of the 20th Century” by Dana Stevens (Atria; on sale now); and “Buster Keaton: A Filmmaker's Life” by James Curtis (Knopf; Feb. 15): You might not know his name, but you probably carry an image of Buster Keaton...

Sundance doc looks at man behind the modern bulletproof vest

Jan. 24, 2022 13:34 PM EST

Richard Davis was a bankrupt pizzeria owner when he got the idea for a bulletproof vest in 1969 Michigan. Body armor was nothing new, of course, but Davis had an inkling that he could make something lighter that could be worn, undetected, under clothes. Kevlar, he’d discover, was...