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Arts Aug 26Films lag significantly in Latino representation, study shows
Only 4.5% of all speaking or named characters in the 1,200 top-grossing films from 2007 to 2018 were Latino, and just 3% of leads or co-leads.
Arts Apr 29John Singleton, Oscar-nominated filmmaker, dies at 51
Singleton, the director of "Boyz N the Hood," made movies that probed the lives of black communities in his native Los Angeles and beyond.
Arts Apr 29Director John Singleton to be taken off life support
The 51-year-old director of "Boyz in the Hood," ''Poetic Justice" and other films has been in intensive care in a Los Angeles hospital since he had a stroke on April 17.
Arts Mar 29Pioneer French filmmaker Agnes Varda dies at 90
Varda, who was a part of the French New Wave, challenged and charmed moviegoers in films that inspired generations of filmmakers.
Arts Mar 13Why the success of ‘Captain Marvel’ is a defeat for trolls
Marvel's "Captain Marvel," the superhero factory's first movie fronted solely by a female hero, last weekend notched the sixth largest global opening ever. That was despite the efforts of a vocal minority to sabotage the movie's release.
Arts Feb 23Stanley Donen, director of ‘Singin’ in the Rain,′ dies at 94
Filmmaker Stanley Donen, a giant of the Hollywood musical who through such classics as “Singin’ in the Rain” and “Funny Face” helped give us some of the most joyous sounds and images in movie history, has died. He was 94.
Arts Feb 22At the end of a bumpy year, 2019 Oscars may reward a Hollywood disrupter
The best picture race to Sunday's 91st Academy Awards remains unpredictable, but odds makers peg Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" as the film most likely to triumph at the end of the night.
Arts Jan 22Oscar nominations led by ‘Roma,’ ‘The Favourite’ with 10 nods
With "Roma," Netflix has scored its first best picture nomination, something the streaming giant has dearly sought.
Arts Dec 18Director and actress Penny Marshall dies at 75
Marshall starred in "Laverne & Shirley" before becoming one of the top-grossing female directors in Hollywood, with hits like "Big" and "A League of Their Own."…
Arts Dec 12‘A Star Is Born’ tops SAG Awards nominations
The other nominees for the group's top award, best ensemble, were: "Black Panther," ''Bohemian Rhapsody," ''BlacKkKlansman" and "Crazy Rich Asians."…