Juliette Binoche: Let justice do its work in Weinstein case

Entertainment 02/07/19, 09:43

Actress Juliette Binoche is urging people to "let justice do what it needs to do" in the case of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, and says it shouldn't be forgotten that he was a "great producer."Binoche spoke Thursday at the Berlin film festival, where she is jury president. The star of ...

Berlin film fest gets underway with strong female showing

Europe 02/07/19, 05:41

The first of the year's major European film festivals is getting underway in Berlin with a strong contingent of movies from female directors.French actress Juliette Binoche heads a six-member jury at this year's Berlin International Film Festival. Starting Thursday with Danish director Lone Scherfig's "The Kindness of Strangers," it will ...

Rami Malek: Working with Bryan Singer was ‘not pleasant’

Entertainment 02/02/19, 16:14

Rami Malek says working with director Bryan Singer before Singer was fired from "Bohemian Rhapsody" was "not pleasant."The actor, nominated for his Freddie Mercury on the Queen biopic, said Friday at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival: "In my situation with Bryan, it was not pleasant, not at all. And ...

Sundance: Riding along with the excited ‘To the Stars’ cast

Entertainment 02/01/19, 09:52

For the five 20-something actresses of "To the Stars," the film's premiere at the Sundance Film Festival has produced plenty of jitters, and hopes that it will be bought and seen by more audiences.The Associated Press shadowed the actresses — Kara Hayward, Liana Liberato, Madisen Beaty, Lauren Ashley Stephenson and ...

Female directors of color finding a spotlight at Sundance

Entertainment 01/31/19, 09:55

In the ecosystem of who directs Hollywood's top-grossing films, women of color are the rarest kind.But the 2019 Sundance Film Festival is proving to be a referendum on the dismal industry statistics . And the positive reception to and pricey acquisitions of films like Gurinder Chadha's "Blinded by the Light" ...

Trapped in Gaza, star of Sundance doc misses film festival

World 01/30/19, 11:28

A new documentary called "Gaza" is hitting the screens at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival this week, providing a colorful glimpse of life in the blockaded Hamas-ruled territory.But one of its main subjects, Gaza actor and playwright Ali Abu Yaseen, won't be attending the gathering due to the very circumstances ...

Amazon buys ‘Brittany Runs a Marathon’ at Sundance for $14M

Entertainment 01/30/19, 09:26

In its third major buy of the Sundance Film Festival, Amazon Studios has acquired the world rights for the inspirational comedy "Brittany Runs a Marathon " for $14 million.Deadline first reported the news of the acquisition Wednesday.The film stars Jillian Bell as an aimless 20-something who decides to start getting ...

Sundance: Anton Yelchin celebrated in intimate documentary

Entertainment 01/29/19, 12:24

Dozens of stars, including Kristen Stewart and Jennifer Lawrence to his "Star Trek" co-stars Chris Pine and John Cho, pay tribute Anton Yelchin in a new documentary about the late actor's life that has premiered at the Sundance Film Festival."Love, Antosha," premiered Monday in Park City, Utah, with Yelchin's parents ...

Before it hits Netflix, Sundance previews ‘Velvet Buzzsaw’

Entertainment 01/28/19, 15:02

Dan Gilroy's satirical contemporary art world thriller "Velvet Buzzsaw" will be available to Netflix subscribers worldwide this Friday, but ticketholders at the Sundance Film Festival got a sneak peek at the film Sunday night in Park City, Utah.The film reunites Gilroy with his wife Rene Russo and her fellow "Nightcrawler" ...

Sundance: An ode to Springsteen in ‘Blinded by the Light’

Entertainment 01/28/19, 14:44

One day after Park City, Utah, rocked out to 17 Bruce Springsteen songs in the film "Blinded by the Light" at the Sundance Film Festival, New Line is in talks to acquire the feel-good film for $15 million."Blinded by the Light" is based on Guardian journalist Sarfraz Manzoor's memoir about ...

Michael Jackson family condemns new documentary on accusers

Entertainment 01/28/19, 05:09

Michael Jackson's family members said Monday that they are "furious" that two men who accuse him of sexually abusing them as boys have received renewed attention because of a new documentary about them.The family released a statement denouncing "Leaving Neverland," a documentary film featuring Jackson accusers Wade Robson and James ...

‘Babadook’ director grapples with divisive follow-up

Entertainment 01/27/19, 18:51

There's an early scene in director Jennifer Kent's film "The Nightingale" that is so relentlessly brutal, it's become almost infamous and has evoked the most extreme reactions, both positive and negative.And it's not at all what Kent expected to happen. She thought she'd made a film about love. So why, ...

Sundance: A different side of Awkwafina in ‘The Farewell’

Entertainment 01/27/19, 16:42

Awkwafina's dramatic turn in "The Farewell" has quickly become one of the must-sees at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.After rising to household name status last summer with breakout comedic roles in "Crazy Rich Asians" and "Ocean's 8," audiences in Park City, Utah, have been raving over the discovery that she's ...

With a record acquisition, ‘Late Night’ is a Sundance hit

Entertainment 01/26/19, 14:25

The Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling comedy "Late Night" is already one of the biggest hits of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival with an acquisition price to match.Amazon Studios on Saturday purchased the film in a U.S. distribution deal of $13 million, a record for the festival.Kaling wrote the script ...

Shia LaBeouf turned rehab into a writing room for new film

Entertainment 01/26/19, 09:44

Shia LaBeouf latest film was born in an unusual place — court-ordered rehab.The actor spent time writing the script for his semi-autobiographical "Honey Boy" while he was being treated for substance abuse after a 2017 arrest."He wrote this script in rehab and actually sent me an email from there with ...

‘Untouchable’ charts the rise and fall of Harvey Weinstein

Entertainment 01/26/19, 00:04

Harvey Weinstein's name was intrinsically linked to the Sundance Film Festival for years, which makes it somewhat fitting that 14 months after his demise the festival played host the world premiere of a documentary about his rise and fall."I'm so happy it's at Sundance," said "Untouchable" director Ursula Macfarlane, whose ...

Standing ovation for Michael Jackson accusers at Sundance

Entertainment 01/25/19, 16:54

Michael Jackson accusers Wade Robson and James Safechuck have been greeted with a solemn standing ovation by a theater full of people at the Sundance Film Festival.The stories of the two men who allege Jackson sexually abused them as children are detailed in the documentary "Leaving Neverland," which had its ...

Study says number of female filmmakers at Sundance improving

Entertainment 01/25/19, 12:03

A new study released Friday found that female filmmakers are submitting to and being accepted into the Sundance Film Festival in significantly greater numbers than they were a decade ago, but their numbers are still well below 50 percent.The study by the Sundance Institute and the University of Southern California's ...

Sundance: Documentary dives deep into the fraud of Theranos

Health 01/25/19, 00:22

Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney has always been interested in the psychology of fraud and self-deception. So when HBO CEO Richard Plepler and Graydon Carter proposed that he look into the blood-testing startup Theranos and its charismatic young leader Elizabeth Holmes, saying yes was a "no-brainer."The film, "The Inventor: Out for ...

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