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Busan: Korea’s ‘After My Death,’ Iran’s ‘Blockage’ Win Competition


Films from South Korea and Iran were announced Saturday as joint winners of the Busan Film Festival’s main competition section. Kim Ui-seok’s “After My Death” and Mohsen Gharaei’s “Blockage” won the New Currents competition which focuses on first and second features by filmmakers from Asia. “My Death” is critique of the world where reason and […] Via:: Movies TV and ... Read More »

Film Review: Pixar’s ‘Coco’


Conceived as a vibrant celebration of Mexican culture, writer-director Lee Unkrich’s “Coco” is the 19th feature from Pixar Animation Studios and the first to seriously deal with the deficit of nonwhite characters in its films — so far limited to super-sidekick Frozone in “The Incredibles,” tagalong Russell in “Up” and Mindy Kaling’s green-skinned Disgust in “Inside […] Via:: Movies TV ... Read More »

Film News Roundup: Paul Allen’s Vulcan Productions Backs Oliver Sacks Documentary


In today’s film news roundup, Paul Allen comes on board an Oliver Sacks documentary, the Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival unveils its lineup, and animation veteran Teresa Cheng gets a USC post. DOCUMENTARY BACKING Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Productions is backing the documentary “Oliver Sacks: His Own Life” in partnership with Steeplechase Films, American […] Via:: Movies TV and ... Read More »

Harvey Weinstein Fallout: Entertainment Figures Accused of Sexual Harassment


The Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse scandal has rocked the world of Hollywood to its core. Allegations by more than 50 women have brought to light decades of sexual harassment, abuse and rape, by Weinstein. Beyond Weinstein, entertainment and media companies are taking allegations of sexual harassment and assault extremely seriously. Here is a list of the […] Via:: Movies TV ... Read More »