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Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Romance and the Kalashnikov: Pashtun cinema reborn
Their tunics drenched in sweat, hundreds gather by the big screen, shouting and dancing their pride in being Pashtun amid clouds of hashish. In Pakistan's northwest, devastated by a decade of terrorism, this is how cinema is done now the local film industry is enjoying a renaissance.
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
'Hunger Games' beats 'Good Dinosaur,' at box office
Despite some mighty competition, Katniss and her crew dominated the box office once again.
Beloved Russian filmmaker Eldar Ryazanov dies, aged 88
Eldar Ryazanov, one of the most popular film directors of the Soviet era whose comedies captured the unique absurdities of life under Communism, died Monday aged 88, family and colleagues said.
New film recalls pope's darkest moments
The challenges faced by Pope Francis during the dark years of the Argentine military dictatorship (1976-1983) are portrayed in a new film, "Call Me Francesco," which will have its world premiere at the Vatican on Tuesday.
"Gods of Egypt" director Alex Proyas apologized for casting mostly white actors in his upcoming film based on Egyptian mythology.
A furious backlash against two Bollywood stars who complained of rising intolerance in India has highlighted the film industry's uneasy relationship with politics, in contrast to Hollywood where celebrities are often lauded for their activism.
Monday, November 30, 2015
'The Blind Orchestra' takes top prize at the Carthage film festival
Moroccan director Mohammed Mouftakir's "L'Orchestre des Aveugles" (The Blind Orchestra) took the Tanit d'Or Saturday at the Carthage Film Festival, blighted earlier in the week by a suicide bombing in the Tunisian capital.
Saturday, November 28, 2015
Martial arts film "The Assassin" (刺客聶隱娘) by Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien (侯孝賢) has been voted the best movie of 2015 by British and international critics, the British Film Institute (BFI) said Friday.
Feel the Force: the fans who live and breathe 'Star Wars'
Michael Bender was hooked by age two. Jennifer Landa got the bug when she was nearly six. Steve Sansweet was well into his 30s when the "Star Wars" passion was born.
Thursday, November 26, 2015
The Taiwanese film "The Kids," a picture about young love and teenage pregnancy, won the Network for the Promotion of Asia-Pacific Cinema (NETPAC) award at the 35th Hawaii International Film Festival.
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