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 - 11:47 am
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 - 6:07 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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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2019 file photo, Martin Scorsese attends the premiere for "Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band" on day one of the Toronto International Film Festival at the Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto. Scorsese’s crime epic “The Irishman” is set to make its premiere at the New York Film Festival. The director’s 209-minute opus, starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci, is among the most anticipated films of the year. It will play first for members of the press Friday, Sept. 27, and then have its red-carpet premiere in the evening.(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
September 27, 2019 - 12:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Martin Scorsese's "The Irishman" premiered Friday at the New York Film Festival, revealing the director's long-awaited, 209-minute crime drama opus. Though its genre and cast, including Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci, has led to some expecting a gangster movie in the mold of "...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015 file photo, Pawel Pawlikowski poses in the press room with the award for best foreign language film for "Ida" at the Oscars on at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. 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 late Wednesday Sept. 18, 2019. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, file)
September 19, 2019 - 8:05 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Academy Award-winning director 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...
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Actress Cynthia Erivo arrives on the red carpet for the gala premiere of the film "Harriet " at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 11, 2019 - 9:22 am
TORONTO (AP) — Hard as it may be to believe, "Harriet" is the first feature film about Harriet Tubman. Kasi Lemmons' movie about the Underground Railroad leader premiered Tuesday night at the Toronto International Film Festival. "Harriet" stars 32-year-old Cynthia Erivo as Tubman in a performance...
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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 - 10:06 am
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 - 8:41 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 07, 2019 - 10:00 pm
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 - 1:50 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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This image released by Sony Pictures shows Tom Hanks as Mister Rogers in a scene from "A Beautiful Day In the Neighborhood," in theaters on Nov. 22. (Lacey Terrell/Sony-Tristar Pictures via AP)
September 05, 2019 - 2:43 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The 44th Toronto International Film Festival is kicking off Thursday with a documentary celebration of Canada's own The Band and the premiere of Armando Iannucci's adaptation of "David Copperfield." The start of North America's largest film festival heralds the beginning of the fall...
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