Film festivals

This Sept. 11, 2018 photo shows Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan during the Toronto Film Festival in Toronto, Canada. Bachchan is cheering India’s decision to strike down a ban on consensual gay sex, calling it “a wonderful step in the right direction.” India's Supreme Court last week reversed a colonial-era law that made gay sex punishable by up to 10 years in prison, a landmark victory for gay rights that one judge said would "pave the way for a better future." (AP Photo/John Carucci)
September 13, 2018 - 12:23 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan is cheering India's decision to strike down a ban on consensual gay sex, calling it "a wonderful step in the right direction." India's Supreme Court last week reversed a colonial-era law that made gay sex punishable by up to 10 years in prison, a...
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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 1977 file photo, Jon Peters and Barbra Streisand hold their awards at the Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles. They won four awards for "A Star Is Born." Peters is a credited producer of the new "A Star Is Born," the third remake of the Hollywood fable. With the new film in the spotlight, Peters’ history has come under scrutiny. Warner Bros. on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, said the studio was contractually obligated to honor Peters as a producer. (AP Photo, File)
September 12, 2018 - 3:33 am
TORONTO (AP) — Just as film festival audiences are swooning over Bradley Cooper's celebrated romance "A Star Is Born," the film's studio is distancing itself from a producer of the project. Jon Peters is a credited producer of the new "A Star Is Born," the third remake of the Hollywood fable...
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Director Alfonso Cuaron holds aloft the Golden Lion Best Film award for 'Roma' at the awards photo call of the 75th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
September 11, 2018 - 1:19 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Alfonso Cuaron's last movie, the dazzling space thriller "Gravity," won seven Oscars and grossed more than $720 million worldwide. His new movie, "Roma," is based on his childhood memories and was shot in black and white in the Mexico City neighborhood he grew up in. With limitless...
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Director Steve McQueen poses with paper cutouts of his face as he attends the premiere for "Widows" on day 3 of the Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in Toronto. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
September 09, 2018 - 11:38 am
TORONTO (AP) — Lynda La Plante's 1980s British crime series "Widows" had a curious hold of filmmaker Steve McQueen as a 13-year-old boy. The show was about a group of women who, after their criminal husbands are killed, band together to pull off the raid their dead spouses had planned. The women...
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Actor Timothee Chalamet poses for photographs on the red carpet after arriving for the new movie "Beautiful Boy" during the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018 in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 08, 2018 - 8:53 pm
TORONTO (AP) — A year after his breakthrough performance in "Call Me By Your Name," Timothee Chalamet — now a seasoned veteran at the age of 22 — is again the toast of the fall film festival circuit. Though there were few doubters after Chalamet became the youngest best-actor Oscar nominee in...
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This image released by Twentieth Century Fox shows a scene from the film, "The Predator." Twentieth Century Fox has cut a scene from the film featuring actor Steven Wilder Striegel after learning he is a registered sex offender. Just hours before the film was to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday, a spokesperson for Fox said Striegel’s single scene in the film was removed immediately after the studio learned of Striegel’s background. (Kimberley French/Twentieth Century Fox via AP)
September 06, 2018 - 6:33 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Just hours before the premiere of "The Predator" at the Toronto International Film Festival, Twentieth Century Fox said it removed a scene from the film with actor Steven Wilder Striegel after learning he is a registered sex offender. A spokesperson for Fox on Thursday said Striegel'...
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Director Errol Morris sits in the cinema, next to a reserved seat for Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump's former chief strategist, prior to the screening of his film 'American Dharma' at the 75th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
September 05, 2018 - 2:14 pm
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Documentary filmmaker Errol Morris says that when he interviewed Steve Bannon for his latest film, "American Dharma," Morris likened him to Satan, and was surprised when President Donald Trump's former chief strategist "embraced the idea." Morris made the comment Wednesday at a...
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August 28, 2018 - 11:00 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Film review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes is attempting to diversify its film critic pool after a recent study found the site's reviews of top-grossing movies were heavily male-dominated. The company says Tuesday it's expanding criteria to be a "Tomatometer-approved critic" and...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, film director Peter Jackson poses for photographers at the World premiere of the Beatles movie, in London. According to an announcement Tuesday Aug. 21, 2018, Jackson's new film "They Shall Not Grow Old" a documentary that transforms grainy footage from World War I into color, will have its world premiere at the London Film Festival in October. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, FILE)
August 21, 2018 - 7:15 am
LONDON (AP) — "The Lord of the Rings" director Peter Jackson's new film — a documentary that transforms grainy footage from World War I into color — has a title and a world premiere date at the London Film Festival in October. The festival said Tuesday that "They Shall Not Grow Old" will be...
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August 09, 2018 - 1:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Moore's Donald Trump critique "Fahrenheit 11/9" will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival before hitting theaters September 21. Moore unveiled the first look at this latest documentary Thursday, releasing a trailer online . The title is an inversion of his...
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