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European Film Awards: ‘Cold War’, ‘U – July 22’, ‘Border’ & ‘Dogman’ Among Winners

The European Film Academy has revealed eight prize winners ahead of the 31st European Film Awards (December 15) in Seville, including Cold War, U – July 22 and Dogman. Scroll down for the list of winners. An eight-member jury convened in Berlin to decide on the winners in the categories for cinematography, editing, production design, costume design, hair & make-up, composer, sound design and, for the first time, visual effects. The members of the jury were: Luca… Read

Film

Saudia Arabia’s Investment Fund Eyes Legendary Investment As Country Charges 11 For Jamal Khashoggi Murder

Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund is eyeing a $700M investment in Pacific Rim and Jurassic Park studio Legendary Entertainment, according to reports. The country's Public Investment Fund is considering to purchase a stake from Chinese conglomerate Wanda, which bought the company in 2016, according to news agency Reuters. This comes as Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor charged 11 people over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi but refused to implicate crown prince… Read

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William Nicholson’s ‘Hope Gap’, With Annette Bening, Bill Nighy & Josh O’Connor, Inks Key Deals For Protagonist

EXCLUSIVE: William Nicholson’s (Gladiator) drama Hope Gap, starring Annette Bening (American Beauty), Bill Nighy (Love Actually) and Josh O’Connor (God’s Own Country), has sold into key markets for UK sales firm Protagonist Pictures. Deals have closed in Germany/Austria (Tobis), Spain (A Contracorriente), Italy (Cloud 9), Australia and New Zealand (Transmission), Scandinavia and Iceland (SF Studios), China (DD Dream), Japan (Kino Films), Latin America (California Filmes)… Read

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‘The Favourite’ Scores Five Early British Independent Film Awards

The British Independent Film Awards has set a handful of early winners with Yorgos Lanthimos' The Favourite scoring five prizes. Lynne Ramsay's You Were Never Really Here picked up two, while Bart Layton's American Animals and Nick Park's animated Early Man took one each. Save Early Man, each of the winning movies is also nominated in the Best British Independent Film category. They are also each backed by the UK's Film4. Laureates of the main races will be announced at… Read

TV

AHS: Apocalypse Finale: It’s a Time Traveling Bloodbath As We Say Goodbye To Season 8

SPOILER ALERT: The following article contains details of tonight’s season finale of American Horror Story Apocalypse. In what could be the ultimate crossover event in American Horror Story history — actually, it’s probably the only one. There was plenty of time traveling, some surprise appearances from familiar faces (hello Marie Laveau!), a lot of bloodshed, and yes, even more time traveling. As we saw the previous seasons of Murderhouse, Coven and even a smidge of Hotel … Read

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Filmmaker Teemu Nikki’s Inspiration For Finland’s Oscar Entry ‘Euthanizer’: “I Wanted To Make ‘Dirty Harry’ With Animals”

Finland’s Oscar entry this year, Teemu Nikki’s Euthanizersets up some intriguing paradoxes about the way humans treat animals, and the way humans treat each other. Local Finnish character actor Matt Onnismaa stars as Veijo, a mechanic who on the side euthanizes sick animals. Though twisted, he’s not some cold-hearted killer who just eliminates animals at a rate that’s cheaper than the vets. His supposed talent lies in assessing whether a pet should go down, or whether… Read

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SAG-AFTRA Panel Warns Industry To Stop Ignoring Law Protecting Child Actors From Predators

EXCLUSIVE: The former LA Deputy City Attorney who prosecuted dozens of casting directors in a sweep of bogus actors' workshops said tonight that industry professionals who violate an oft-ignored law to protect child actors from registered sex offenders could soon be the subjects of a similar undercover operation and prosecution. The Child Performer Protection Act, which became law nearly six years ago, requires most professionals who work with child actors – including… Read

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Isan Elba, Daughter Of Idris Elba, Named Golden Globe Ambassador

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has named Isan Elba as next year’s Golden Globe Ambassador. She is the daughter of Golden Globe-winning actor Idris Elba’s and makeup artist Kim Elba. Last year, they retired the title of Miss Golden Globe and switched it Golden Globe Ambassador. Simone Garcia Johnson, the daughter of Dwayne Johnson took the position. The Golden Globe Ambassador assist presenters with handing out awards and ushering winners on and off the stage… Read

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Netflix Cancels ‘Narcos: Mexico’ Red Carpet Due To Los Angeles Wildfires

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Netflix has canceled tonight’s red carpet for Narcos: Mexico due to the Los Angeles wildfires. The screening for the latest installment of the critically praised drug trafficking drama will go on as planned. "In light of the tragic and escalating wildfires in Los Angeles, we will be canceling tonight's red carpet for the premiere of Narcos: Mexico. The screening will continue as planned. We thank you in advance for understanding and encourage your support of one of the… Read

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‘Dumbo’ Trailer: Tim Burton’s Live-Action Take On Disney Classic Takes A Heartfelt Flight

If the animated version of Disney’s Dumbo had you reaching for a couple of tissues, then you might want to grab the whole box for the Tim Burton’s live-action version. The new trailer gives us a detailed look at the new pic, expanding on the original and giving us his signature mix of fantastical and dark on the beloved classic. We get to see more of the CG titular character — and the other creatures featured in the 1941 animated feature. Based on the trailer, we see the… Read

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‘A Twelve-Year Night’ Director On Exploring How To Stay Human When Your Humanity Is Taken Away – Awardsline Screening Series

Álvaro Brechner said the genesis of the idea to take on the true-life tale depicted in A Twelve-Year Night, which debuted this year at the Venice Film Festival, was not easy to discern. But he described the path to telling the story of courage, imagination and sheer will — the film is about three political prisoners in Uruguay who in 1973 are thrown into solitary confinement for more than 12 years, then survive to see the end of the brutal dictatorship and become, among… Read

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Malibu Film Society Hopes To Renew Operations In Happier Times

The Malibu Film Society may be down, but it’s not out. Not surprisingly, tonight's screening of Beautiful Boy and Wednesday’s Widows screening have been postponed because of the wildfires that ravaged the coastal colony. But executive director Scott Tallal said the Malibu Film Society soon will be back in the business of sharing films and a sense of community. "As reporters for both The Malibu Times and KBUU-FM, Karen York arranged for me and Jimy [his wife] to be… Read