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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Actor Al Pacino, from right, director Martin Scorsese and actor Robert De Niro pose for photographers at the photocall of the film 'The Irishman' as part of the London Film Festival, in central London, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
October 13, 2019 - 11:44 am
LONDON (AP) — Martin Scorsese has said video streaming services have brought a cinema revolution, as his Netflix-backed mafia epic "The Irishman" closes the London Film Festival. The director said Sunday that streaming was "an even bigger revolution than sound brought to cinema" because it "opens...
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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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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 - 11:05 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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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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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 - 12:56 pm
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 where festival director Cameron Bailey, introducing the film, noted the...
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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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FILE - This Feb. 2, 2015 file photo shows Felicity Jones, left, and Eddie Redmayne at the 87th Academy Awards nominees luncheon in Beverly Hills, Calif. Jones and Redmayne, who starred in “Theory of Everything,” reunite for their latest film "The Aeronauts." (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
September 09, 2019 - 5:40 pm
TORONTO (AP) — As soon as Eddie Redmayne read the script for "The Aeronauts," he knew whom his co-star should be: His "Theory of Everything" co-star Felicity Jones. "I read it . with Felicity in mind and the second I finished it, I called her up and I said, 'I'll do this if you do,'" the star said...
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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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