Film festivals

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Joaquin Phoenix in a scene from the film "Joker." (Niko Tavernise/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)
October 13, 2019 - 2:47 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first weekend was no fluke: "Joker" is a hit. The R-rated comic book villain origin story had a phenomenal second weekend at the box office, topping the charts once more over newcomers such as the animated "The Addams Family" and the Will Smith action pic "Gemini Man." Warner...
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In this Sept. 16, 2019, photo, "The Cave" movie director Tom Waller gestures during an interview with The Associated Press in Bangkok, Thailand. It was a story that gripped the world: determined divers racing time and the elements to rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped for more than two weeks in a flooded cave deep inside a northern Thai mountain. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
September 30, 2019 - 9:07 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Their story gripped the world: determined divers racing against time and water to rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped for more than two weeks in a flooded cave deep inside a northern Thai mountain. The ordeal in late June and early July 2018 had barely ended when filmmakers...
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Joe Pesci, left, and Al Pacino speak as they attend the world premiere of "The Irishman" at Alice Tully Hall during the opening night of the 57th New York Film Festival on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
September 27, 2019 - 9:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Martin Scorsese's "The Irishman" premiered Friday at the New York Film Festival, finally raising the curtain on the director's long-awaited, 209-minute crime-drama opus. Though the film's genre and cast, including Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci, has led some to expect a gangster...
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September 19, 2019 - 8:09 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Academy Award-winning Pawel Pawlikowski and other top Polish filmmakers are demanding artistic independence for the nation's most prestigious film festival after a politically charged movie was withdrawn. The filmmakers' guild wants the selection procedure for the ongoing...
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This Sept. 8, 2019 photo shows writer-director-actor Taika Waititi posing for a portrait to promote his film, "Jojo Rabbit," at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel during the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
September 15, 2019 - 3:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Taika Waititi's Nazi Germany-set satire "Jojo Rabbit" won the People's Choice award Sunday at the Toronto International Film Festival, a prize that has historically been one of the most ironclad predicators of Academy Awards chances. Because so many of the top fall movies play in...
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Actor Joaquin Phoenix arrives on the red carpet for the premiere of the film "Joker" at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto on Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 10, 2019 - 2:13 am
TORONTO (AP) — In a gala dinner held Monday amid the Toronto International Film Festival's unspooling premieres, the festival paid tribute to Joaquin Phoenix, Meryl Streep, filmmaker Taika Waititi and cinematographer Roger Deakins. With the city teaming with stars in town for the festival, TIFF...
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This Sept. 7, 2019 photo shows Eddie Murphy, right, star of the film "Dolemite Is My Name," with director Craig Brewer at the Shangri-La Hotel during the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
September 09, 2019 - 1:06 pm
TORONTO (AP) — It took Eddie Murphy more than a decade to get a movie made about Rudy Ray Moore. Judging by the response to the film at the Toronto International Film Festival, the wait was worth it. "Dolemite Is My Name" drew some of the best reviews of Murphy's career, following the film's...
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Daniel Craig takes a selfie with fans as he attends the premiere for "Knives Out" on day three of the Toronto International Film Festival at the Princess of Wales Theatre on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in Toronto. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
September 08, 2019 - 11:41 am
TORONTO (AP) — One of the biggest hits of the Toronto International Film Festival is an old-fashioned whodunit. Rian Johnson's murder mystery "Knives Out" is a star-studded, affectionate ode to Agatha Christie, with some contemporary twists on the genre. The film stars Daniel Craig, Jamie Lee...
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Actor Tom Hanks arrives for the Gala Premiere of the film "A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood" at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 08, 2019 - 1:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Ever since it was first announced, the idea of Tom Hanks playing Mr. Rogers has seemed like dream casting, a match as snug as a warm zip-up sweater. "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood," starring Hanks as the host of "Mister Rogers Neighborhood," premiered Saturday night at the...
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Director Todd Phillips, left, holds the Golden Lion for Best Film for 'Joker', joined by lead actor Joaquin Phoenix at the closing ceremony of the 76th edition of the Venice Film Festival, Venice, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
September 07, 2019 - 4:20 pm
Todd Phillips' dark comic book film "Joker" won the Golden Lion Award at the 76th Venice International Film Festival on Saturday and cemented its place as a legitimate contender for the rest of the awards season. Jury president Lucretia Martel announced the winners of the prestigious award during a...
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