Thursday, January 22, 2015
Kenya Barris, creator of ABC's “black-ish,” was motivated to write the comedy about an African-American family's efforts to honor its heritage in part by the unreality of what he grew up watching on television.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
The film “Kano,” which tells the story of a Taiwanese baseball team's incredible run at a Japanese high school tournament in the 1930s, is set to hit theaters in Japan on Jan. 24.
Coming of age film “Boyhood” scooped three prizes at the London Critics' Circle awards on Sunday, bolstering the real-time drama, nominated for six Academy Awards at next month's Oscars.
Alan Hirschfield, a former entertainment executive who helped make the 1970s movies “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” and “Taxi Driver,” has died. He was 79.
Clint Eastwood's “American Sniper” blasted into first place with a massive US$90.2 million take, blowing away the competition at the American box office, industry estimates said Sunday.
Monday, January 19, 2015
Egyptian actress Faten Hamama, an Arab film icon and Omar Sharif's former wife, died Saturday at the age of 83, their son Tarek Sharif told AFP.
Director Alejandro Inarritu says the only way to communicate the struggle between a celebrity and his ego in “Birdman” was through long, uninterrupted shots that move at the pace of life.
Sunday, January 18, 2015
Responding for the first time to the firestorm of criticism over the lack of diversity in this year's Oscar nominations, film academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs says the all-white acting slate inspires her to accelerate the academy's push to be more inclusive.
Russian director Andrei Zvyagintsev's somber social drama “Leviathan” may have been nominated for an Oscar, but at home the film has sparked heated debate, with the arts minister claiming it blackens Russia's image.