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From the Copacabana to Manchester: UK college honors Manilow

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 8:08am
Star singer Barry Manilow got another award for his trophy cabinet in front of an audience of roaring fans in the northern English city of Manchester.

Dakota Johnson trained during '50 Shades' shoot for 'Suspiria' dances

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 5:58am
If Dakota Johnson had to work hard to prepare for the erotic "Fifty Shades", it was nothing compared to the physical demands of "Suspiria", a horror movie in which much of the fear comes through her ability to dance like a woman possessed.

Killed for asking for a vote: Mike Leigh brings 'Peterloo' to Venice

Sun, 09/02/2018 - 2:51pm
In 1819, mounted troops charged, swords drawn, into a pro-democracy protest in northern England, killing over a dozen people and wounding hundreds in what became a landmark event in the struggle to win common people the right to vote.

'Charlie Says' tells Manson story from view of women he sent to kill

Sun, 09/02/2018 - 2:19pm
Charles Manson did not wield the knives in the 1969 murder spree that ended the Californian hippy dream, so what drove the people who did so on his orders? That is the question posed in "Charlie Says" which premiered in Venice on Sunday.

Brothers called Sisters show no mercy in star-studded Western

Sun, 09/02/2018 - 1:18pm
"We're good at what we do," Joaquin Phoenix tells his partner-in-crime John C. Reilly after they have killed so many cowboys they have lost count, in the comedy Western "The Sisters Brothers" that premiered at the Venice Film Festival on Sunday.

Box Office: 'Crazy Rich Asians' Heads for Huge Labor Day Weekend

Sun, 09/02/2018 - 10:02am
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The summer 2018 box office is officially ending on a high note.

U2 cancel concert mid-show after Bono loses voice

Sun, 09/02/2018 - 8:31am
Irish rockers U2 canceled a concert in Berlin on Saturday after frontman Bono lost his voice a few songs into the show.

Bishop sorry for embrace of Ariana Grande at Aretha funeral: report

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 12:21pm
The bishop who officiated at Aretha Franklin's funeral has apologized for being "too familiar" when he embraced singer Ariana Grande after her tribute to the Queen of Soul.

Coen brothers return to True Grit country with six tales of the Old West

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 11:59am
Coen brothers fans get six movies for the price of one in "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs", an anthology of Western stories starring, among others, James Franco, Liam Neeson, Tyne Daly and Tom Waits.

Who's the mystery actor in horror remake Suspiria? Not me, says Tilda Swinton

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 11:07am
He is a key character in the remake of 1970s horror movie "Suspiria", but no one has heard of the actor playing elderly psychiatrist Jozef Klemperer, and there are rumors he is actually co-star Tilda Swinton in disguise.

Speakers at Aretha Franklin funeral raise Black Lives Matter movement

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 9:39pm
The funeral for Aretha Franklin in Detroit on Friday also briefly became an impromptu forum on the Black Lives Matter movement and other issues critical to the African American community.

Venice Film Festival moves on gender equality, but no sign of quotas

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 6:20pm
The organizers of the Venice Film Festival signed a pledge on Friday to work toward gender equality, hoping to mollify critics who have accused them of sidelining women filmmakers.

Aretha Franklin's gospel roots celebrated at Queen of Soul's funeral

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 6:17pm
A Detroit church swelled with the sound of gospel music on Friday as family, friends and fans of Aretha Franklin bid rousing farewell to the Queen of Soul at a funeral that featured tributes by former U.S. President Bill Clinton and singer Stevie Wonder.

Neil Armstrong's sons defend 'First Man' against anti-American jibes

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 5:42pm
The family of astronaut Neil Armstrong on Friday defended a new film against accusations of anti-Americanism because it does not show him planting the U.S. flag to mark the first moon landing.

She can sing, but can she act? Critics hail Lady Gaga: movie star

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 3:39pm
Most of the critics avoided the obvious headline to describe Lady Gaga's performance in "A Star Is Born", but they seemed to agree that the singer showed what it takes to lead a major movie.

Aretha Franklin's funeral returns to her gospel roots

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 11:52am
A Detroit church swelled with gospel music on Friday for the funeral of Aretha Franklin, driving mourners to their feet to clap and sing ahead of tributes to the queen of soul by former U.S. President Bill Clinton and singer Stevie Wonder.

50 years in the making, Orson Welles' last film makes it to the screen

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 11:17am
It is the stuff of movie industry legend: the director of the best film ever made leaves behind an unfinished movie destined never to be seen - until now.

Mourners gather to honor Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 9:57am
Hundreds of mourners gathered at a Detroit church on Friday for a music-infused funeral for Aretha Franklin, featuring tributes by former U.S. President Bill Clinton and singer Stevie Wonder to the Queen of Soul, who died this month at age 76.

Lady Gaga takes off the make-up for movie role

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 9:34am
Lady Gaga, the pop singer rarely seen without strikingly coiffed hair and heavy makeup, said on Friday she had to go natural for her first starring role in a movie.

Long live women filmmakers, even awkward ones, says Vanessa Redgrave

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 9:06am
Vanessa Redgrave, who received a lifetime achievement award at the Venice Film Festival this week, added her voice to those calling for more visibility of female directors, even if she said women were sometimes hard to work with.

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