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Arts Jan 022019 was a record year for female filmmakers, study finds
Last year, women directed more of the most popular movies than any year before.
Arts Dec 31In 2019, the box office belonged to Disney
Disney dominated American moviegoing more than any studio ever has before in 2019. The Walt Disney Co. accounted for about 38% of domestic moviegoing, easily the largest market share ever for one studio — a whopping $13 billion in worldwide…
Arts Dec 16‘Tree of Life’ tops AP’s best films of the decade
AP calls 'Tree of Life' one of the most sublime and soul-stirring movies ever made.
Arts Dec 11‘Parasite’ and ‘Bombshell’ get a boost with SAG nominations
The SAG Awards are one of the most closely watched Academy Awards bellwethers because, historically, a best ensemble nomination from the actors is usually a prerequisite for any best-picture contender's resume.
Arts Dec 09‘Marriage Story’ leads Golden Globe Award nominations
Netflix dominated Monday's nominations with four films vying for best film in the drama and comedy or musical categories: “The Irishman,” “Marriage Story," “”The Two Popes" and “Dolemite Is My Name.”…
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.