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  • Turkey's Culture Ministry Aims To Broaden the Appeal of Turkish Films

    Turkish cinema is experiencing a burst of energy. A new generation of filmmakers is getting notice on the festival circuit, making for a lively, vibrant film scene. The most recent example is "Sivas," a potent first feature by director Kaan Mujdeci...
  • 'Breakup Buddies' road comedy tops $100 million at China box office

    'Breakup Buddies' road comedy tops $100 million at China box office
    The raunchy road comedy “Breakup Buddies” scored big at the Chinese box office last week, pocketing about $100 million as mainlanders flocked to cinemas during the extended National Day holiday. The film from director Ning Hao and starring...
  • Abu Dhabi Festival's Sanad Film Fund Announces Winners Of Its Second 2014 Cycle

    The Abu Dhabi Film Festival Sanad fund for films by Arab directors in either development or post has announced the nine projects that have made the cut for its second 2014 cycle. They include a post-prod grant for "Queens of Syria," a timely docu about a...
  • BUSAN: 'Revivre' Actresses Brought to Tears

    The atmosphere was somber at the Sunday press conference following the press screening of Im Kwon-taek's "Revivre," the Korean veteran director's 102nd feature. The film, first shown out of competition at this year's Venice Film Festival, revolves around...
  • Watch: First Trailer for 'Olive Kitteridge' With Frances McDormand, Bill Murray

    Frances McDormand means business in the first trailer for the HBO miniseries "Olive Kitteridge." McDormand doesn't mince her words, whether talking to an innocent little girl or a depressed Bill Murray, who asks for a reason to live as he grieves the...
  • Top Iranian Film Directors Launch Internet Campaign Pleading For Nuclear Deal

    With the deadline looming for Tehran to reach a nuclear agreement with world powers, six top Iranian film directors have launched an Internet campaign with the tagline "there is no deal that is worse than no deal," marking the strongest public statement...
  • George Clooney, Amal Alamuddin make their marriage legal, leave Venice

    George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin made it official Monday in Venice, Italy, doing what the law required to make their Saturday night wedding a legal marriage. The newlyweds showed up at the Ca' Farsetti palace on the Grand Canal for a brief ceremony...
  • George Clooney's wedding brings out the stars in Venice

    George Clooney's wedding brings out the stars in Venice
    There was no other news on the Rialto on Friday as A-list stars glided into Venice to celebrate the wedding of Hollywood hero George Clooney and human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin. The two-time Oscar winner and Kentucky-born Clooney, 53, is set to...
  • Richard Robbins dies at 71; film composer had 2 Oscar nods

    Richard Robbins dies at 71; film composer had 2 Oscar nods
    Richard Robbins, the composer who created memorable scores for such films as "A Room With a View," "Howards End" and "The Remains of the Day" during a quarter-century collaboration with director James Ivory and producer Ismail Merchant, has died. He was...
  • Matthew McConaughey's NC-17 'Killer Joe' posts so-so opening

    Matthew McConaughey's NC-17 'Killer Joe' posts so-so opening
    Did a prohibitive NC-17 rating stop moviegoers from seeing "Killer Joe" at theaters this weekend? Maybe. The film, which stars Matthew McConaughey as a Dallas detective who also kills people for money, debuted in limited release this weekend and...
  • A world of difference in reactions over foreign, U.S. film violence

     A world of difference in reactions over foreign, U.S. film violence
    Genre filmmaking helps make sense of the world, creating codes by which the seemingly irrational ways of human behavior can be understood. With storytelling modes that travel from country to country — the crime picture, the horror film, the action...