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Arts Jun 22Director Joel Schumacher dies at 80
Schumacher shepherded the Brat Pack to the big screen in “St. Elmo's Fire” and steered the Batman franchise into its most baroque territory in “Batman Forever” and “Batman & Robin.”…
Arts Jun 10HBO Max removes ‘Gone With the Wind,’ will add context
HBO Max has temporarily removed "Gone With the Wind" from its streaming library in order to add historical context to the 1939 film long criticized for romanticizing slavery and the Civil War-era South.
Arts May 04Taika Waititi to direct new ‘Star Wars’ film
Waititi had for months been expected to take the reins of the galaxy far, far away, having already directed the season finale of the "Star Wars" streaming spinoff "The Mandalorian." But the Walt Disney Co. waited until the franchise's unofficial…
Arts May 01Struck by virus, comic book industry tries to draw next page
The comic book shop has long been a wall-to-wall repository for tales of world-threatening cataclysms and doomsday dystopias but it has never before been drawn into a fight for survival like the coronavirus pandemic.
World Apr 14Cannes doesn’t give up on 2020 festival despite dwindling options
The Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday abandoned plans for a postponed 2020 edition in June or July but declined to give up entirely, saying it will explore other options.
Arts Mar 11Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson test positive for coronavirus
The 63-year-old actor said they will be "tested, observed and isolated for as long as public health and safety requires." …
Arts Feb 09‘Parasite’ becomes first non-English language film to win best picture Oscar
The win was a watershed moment for the Academy Awards.
Arts Feb 08‘The Farewell,’ Adam Sandler triumph at Spirit Awards
At a Film Independent Spirit Awards that often stood in stark contrast to Sunday's Academy Awards, Lulu Wang's family drama “The Farewell” took the top prize, while Adam Sandler and the Safdie brothers' “Uncut Gems” also landed awards.
Arts Feb 04How documentary ‘Honeyland’ has already made Oscar history
It’s the first film ever nominated for both best documentary and best international film.
Arts Jan 20‘Parasite’ becomes 1st foreign language film to win top SAG award
The win sets the film up as a legitimate best picture contender at next month’s Academy Awards.