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'Aftersun,' 'Banshees' lead AP's best films of 2022

Dec. 09, 2022 15:26 PM EST

The Associated Press’ Film Writers Jake Coyle and Lindsey Bahr's picks for the best movies of 2022: JAKE COYLE: 1. “Aftersun”: Rarely does such a delicately crafted tale pack such a wallop. Charlotte Wells’ breathtaking feature debut, starring newcomer Frankie...

AFI Awards to honor ‘Avatar,’ ‘Elvis,’ ‘Abbott Elementary’

Dec. 09, 2022 13:05 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Next month’s AFI Awards will honor films including the “Avatar” sequel, “Top Gun: Maverick,” “Elvis” and popular television series like “Abbott Elementary,” “Better Call Saul” and “The White Lotus.” The American Film Institute announced...

Kristen Stewart to lead 73rd Berlinale film festival jury

Dec. 09, 2022 11:59 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Organizers of the annual Berlin film festival said Friday that Kristen Stewart will head the international jury in 2023.. The American actor, screenwriter and director, who starred in the “Twilight” series and recently played Princess Diana in “Spencer,” for...

Review: Del Toro takes his 'Pinocchio' to very dark places

Dec. 09, 2022 09:40 AM EST

Let’s face it, “Pinocchio” has always been an odd choice for a children’s morality tale. Of course, lying is wrong. But that’s not the only message the story sends. Even the classic 1940 Disney version — lighter and more kid-friendly than the 1883 Collodi tale — still...

'It's fate.' 40 years later, Ke Huy Quan is a star, again

Dec. 08, 2022 16:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Ke Huy Quan is trying hard not to cry. He's been crying a lot lately. Quan tends to get emotional any time he contemplates his sudden reversal of fate. Every since “Everything Everywhere All at Once” opened in theaters earlier this year, 51-year-old Quan — who...

'Top Gun' named best film by National Board of Review

Dec. 08, 2022 15:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — “Top Gun: Maverick,” 2022's biggest box-office hit, has been named the best film of the year by the National Board of Review. Though the National Board of Review, a long-running organization comprised of film enthusiasts and academics, has no overlap or...

The Year of the Slap: Pop culture moments in 2022

Dec. 08, 2022 13:04 PM EST

Taylor Swift was up. Elon Musk was in, out, and in. Tom Cruise was back. BTS stepped aside, and so did Serena Williams, and Tom Brady too — oops, scratch that. But the slap? The slap was everywhere. Ok, so maybe it wasn’t on the level of a moon landing, or...

Tom Cruise to get Producers Guild’s David O. Selznick Award

Dec. 08, 2022 12:16 PM EST

Tom Cruise is getting his first major honor of awards season. In February, the “Top Gun: Maverick” star will receive the David O. Selznick Achievement Award from the Producers Guild of America, the group said Thursday. Cruise may not be best known for his behind-the-scenes work...

Review: 'The Whale' is a hard but astounding film to watch

Dec. 08, 2022 11:58 AM EST

The center of gravity of “The Whale” is obviously the 600-pound man at its center. Look closely, though, and he's the one with a soul as light as a feather. Charlie is a reclusive, morbidly obese English literature teacher unable and unwilling to stop eating himself to death. As...

PHOTOS: The highs and lows of entertainment's 2022 comeback

Dec. 08, 2022 11:10 AM EST

After keeping the world at arm’s length for roughly two years, the entertainment world could finally get more personal again in 2022. Fans unfettered from pandemic restrictions flocked to film festivals and concerts to get glimpses of their favorite stars, whether Timothée...